Political Junkie and Congressmen on the War Vote

Political editor Ken Rudin, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) discuss the nonbinding deadline voted on by the Senate to implement a timeline for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.


Ken Rudin, writes the weekly Political Junkie column on NPR.org; also has a weekly podcast called "It's All Politics" available at NPR.org

Rep. Jim Cooper, Blue Dog Democrat from the 5th District of Tennessee

Sen. Richard Shelby, Alabama's senior senator



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