This Week's Podcast: GOP Presidential Race Shows Some Semblance Of Life

So, Newt Gingrich is kinda/sorta thinking about 2012. Same with former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer.

And that's good enough for this week's episode of our "It's All Politics" podcast.

Plus: Hawaii's Daniel Akaka becomes the fifth Democratic senator to announce his retirement, the government shutdown that didn't happen (yet), and Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) finds himself in jeopardy.

You can listen to the podcast here:

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Credits (as it were) —
Nonstop talkers: Ron Elving and Ken Rudin
Producer: Evie Stone
Editor: Cathy Shaw

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Plus: This week's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation featured GOP strategist Ed Rogers. It focused on the strengths and weaknesses of a Gingrich candidacy, the decision by Fox News to suspend the contracts of Newt and Rick Santorum (but not Mike Huckabee or Sarah Palin?), the NRSC anoints Tim Kaine as the Democratic Senate nominee in Virginia, and the budget blame game. The segment can be heard here:



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