Character and Ethics in the November Elections

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NPR's Ken Rudin examines some of the scandals plaguing Washington, and their importance for Republicans in November's mid-elections.

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor, writes the weekly "Political Junkie" column for, featured on weekly "It's All Politics" podcast

Andy Kohut, Director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, member of first President Bush's administration; works in government relations at the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney



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