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Ken Rudin, an expert in American politics and campaign history, joins MPR News host Kerri Miller every week for a conversation about the latest on President Trump, Congress, and the American political scene.

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Ken Rudin, an expert in American politics and campaign history, joins MPR News host Kerri Miller every week for a conversation about the latest on President Trump, Congress, and the American political scene.

    The Political Junkie: Has the Mueller report changed anything?

    The Political Junkie: Has the Mueller report changed anything?

    Now that the Mueller report has been released to the public, is it changing people's minds?

    • 16 min
    The Political Junkie: President Trump, Bernie Sanders and the rise of Mayor Pete

    The Political Junkie: President Trump, Bernie Sanders and the rise of Mayor Pete

    President Trump comes to Minnesota today for a roundtable discussion on tax cuts and the U.S. economy. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with the Political Junkie about the tax cuts and why many Americans seem unhappy about them.

    • 15 min
    What does Kirstjen Nielsen's departure mean for U.S. immigration policy?

    What does Kirstjen Nielsen's departure mean for U.S. immigration policy?

    President Trump says there is a crisis at the border between the United States and Mexico. How do residents describe what is happening there?

    • 48 min
    The Political Junkie: Closing the southern border, subpoena for the Mueller report and Pete Buttigieg

    The Political Junkie: Closing the southern border, subpoena for the Mueller report and Pete Buttigieg

    Can President Trump really close the Southern border? That plus the latest on the Mueller report in this Monday's Political Junkie segment.

    • 14 min
    The Political Junkie: The Mueller report is done. Now what?

    The Political Junkie: The Mueller report is done. Now what?

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's report is finished, but that's not the end of the story. What comes next? Meanwhile, is there a chance we might get rid of the Electoral College?

    • 14 min
    The Political Junkie: The palatability of Beto O'Rourke

    The Political Junkie: The palatability of Beto O'Rourke

    The political junkie offers his take on the week's big political headlines, from President Trump's first veto to Beto O'Rourke and New Zealand's commitment to reform of its gun laws.

    • 15 min

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History shows the way

Lots to like about this poddy, but what I particularly love about this program is how much we get to see how history repeats itself - Ken brings in fab commentators who can talk about what happened in the 60's and parallels with now.

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