Political Junkie: Iowa's Caucus Countdown Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor, talks about the upcoming caucuses, and Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) discusses his campaign in Iowa. Also: a new poll shows Barack Obama leading the pack, and former White House press secretary Scott McClellan authors a "tell-all" book.
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Political Junkie: Iowa's Caucus Countdown

Political Junkie: Iowa's Caucus Countdown

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Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor, talks about the upcoming caucuses, and Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) discusses his campaign in Iowa. Also: a new poll shows Barack Obama leading the pack, and former White House press secretary Scott McClellan authors a "tell-all" book.

Guests:

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor, writes the Political Junkie" column and has a weekly podcast called "It's All Politics"

Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), senator, and Democratic presidential candidate

Paul Kirk, chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates

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Democratic Sen. Barack Obama greets audience members after a Nov. 7, 2007, town hall meeting in Fairfield, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Sen. Barack Obama greets audience members after a Nov. 7, 2007, town hall meeting in Fairfield, Iowa.

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Henry Cabot Lodge, the U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, won the New Hampshire GOP primary in 1964 without campaigning for it. But Barry Goldwater won the nomination. hide caption

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Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt won the Iowa Dem caucuses in '88 over eventual nominee Michael Dukakis, who finished third. hide caption

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Thirty-four years ago today, the Nixon White House revealed the existence of an 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape recording. hide caption

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