The Year in Politics

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In politics, 2006 was a year of transition: the fall of the GOP, the Democrats' big win and Sen. Barack Obama's meteoric rise. NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin, who writes the weekly "Political Junkie" column for, and guests review the year in politics with Neal Conan.


Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor. He writes the weekly "Political Junkie" column on NPR's Web site and co-hosts a weekly podcast, "It's All Politics," also available on

Matthew Continetti, staff writer for The Weekly Standard

Anna Greenberg, partner with Greenberg, Quinlan, & Rosner, a political consulting firm

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