February 1, 2011 This edition of the Political Junkie features the limits of U.S. foreign policy in Egypt, the announcement that Charlotte will be the Democrats' choice for their 2012 convention, and the latest ScuttleButton winner.
January 21, 2011 This issue of Political Junkie features the long decline in popularity of Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent who announced his retirement earlier this week.
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January 18, 2011 Political Junkie reverts back to a weekly column after two years as a blog. This week's focus: the retirement announcement of North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad.
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January 5, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie and the new congress. In the second hour, the challenges and stigma of surrogacy, and the new edition of Huck Finn drops the "n-word."
November 24, 2010 Most people said that Republicans were going to win 55 to 65 seats in the House -- and they were right. NPR's Ken Rudin didn't. He offers a look into his thinking. Was it bias?
November 10, 2010 In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie in Cleveland, and Harvey Pekar and the American dream. In our second hour, the changing face of American manufacturing, and reclaiming abandoned properties.
November 3, 2010 The Political Junkie will disappear for a week, as Ken Rudin will be traveling to Palm Beach, Rockford and finally Cleveland for speeches and member station visits.
November 3, 2010 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie weighs in on the results of last night's midterm election. In our second hour, what happens now, and looking ahead to 2012.
October 27, 2010 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and Marvel comics' creator Stan Lee. In the second hour, the author of "First Family: Abigail and John Adams," and the World Series opens.
October 26, 2010 In today's first hour of Talk of the Nation: "elite," "extreme" and other political code words, and Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood. In our second hour, aging in prison, and a mini political junkie.
May 13, 2009 Today's TOTN: Political Junkie, chatty Cheney, living with OCD, and tolling the bell for voicemail.
April 21, 2009 The No-Prize Winners Gallery!
October 29, 2008 Last call for Political Junkies... only six days until the country votes for a new president, what do you expect to happen in the coming days?
October 29, 2008 More treats than tricks on today's Talk of the Nation -- Political Junkie Ken Rudin's joined by the esteemed Daniel Schorr; two time Pulitzer prize winner John Updike on his new book, The Widows of Eastwick; and Obama supporter Sarah Sewall on the...
October 22, 2008 Polls, swing states, polls, major money, and more polls. What do the candidates need to do in the next 13 days to win this thing?
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