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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 16 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.

Dissect The Latest Political Drama With Two Political Junkies

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President Donald Trump speaks to CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.

The midterms were all about President Donald Trump. The Democrats gained control of the house and the Republicans kept control of the senate, with a record number of women elected to congress. But overall, election results were a mixed bag for both parties. Several races are still undecided, including those for Florida governor and senator, which may be headed for recounts.

And the political drama didn't end with Tuesday's election. The following day, Trump held a free-wheeling and combative 90-minute press conference, asked for the resignation of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Which set off the next in a long line of controversies, as members of both parties declare Whitaker's appointment unconstitutional and many fearing he may end Robert Mueller's Russian Investigation.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the latest news in politics are Political Junkie Ken Rudin (@kenrudin); and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.