Political Junkie Ken Rudin

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President Donald J. Trump continues his refusal to concede his loss in the November election and also to maintain that fraudulent votes prevented the Republican's second term.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden triumphed on Saturday after Pennsylvania was called pushing him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win, amasing a record 74.6 million votes and counting.

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President Donald Trump and his campaign team are attempting to cast doubt on the outcome of the election, but former Vice President Joe Biden is calling for calm and for all the votes to be counted.

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The campaigns are winding down and we are just days away from the polls closing on the 2020 election with Democrat Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in nearly all national polls, often by a wide margin.

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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has added another level to the battle for the White House.

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President Trump will deliver his remarks on Thursday night to conclude the Republican National Convention and to accept the party's renomination.

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The national response to COVID-19 is virtually non-existent, critics of the Trump administration have argued. That has left states to fend for themselves with varied results, and now many are finding themselves staring at hotspot status as the coronavirus continues to spread.

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President Trump is back on the campaign trail, but in Tulsa on Saturday, he was not met with the overflow crowd he expected. The Oklahoma arena was roughly one-third full of supporters.

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President Donald Trump is one of Twitter's most prolific users, but this week he turned his ire toward the social media platform, claiming that it censors conservative viewpoints.

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Public opinion polls have been largely unfavorable to President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, while state governors are receiving high marks.

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The global pandemic of coronavirus/COVID-19 is requiring response from all levels of government, which has come with both compliments and some public disagreements.

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Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, is increasing his lead in the Democratic presidential race to defeat President Donald Trump. Cincinnati Edition welcomes three political junkies to weigh in on the rise of the self-professed Democratic socialist. 

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This week has seen one major story after another in national politics, and our friend, the Political Junkie Ken Rudin, is in town to join us for Thursday's Cincinnati Edition with a live studio audience.

The Political Junkie Returns To Cincinnati!

Jan 29, 2020

THE POLITICAL JUNKIE LIVE

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The Democratic candidates for president - or at least a shrunken version of the current active roster - appeared together on stage for their final debate ahead of the Iowa caucus. We are just two-and-a-half weeks away from the votes being cast in the 2020 presidential primary. Did Tuesday's debate have any effect?

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The U.S. House of Representatives began debate Wednesday morning on the articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. Leading up to the historic vote, Democrats and Republicans took to sharing clips from the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton as an attempt to show hypocrisy.

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After several days of intense public hearings surrouding the U.S. House's impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump's alleged "quid pro quo" involving Ukraine and American military aid funds, what is next on Capitol Hill?

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A formal impeachment inquiry into the administration of President Donald J. Trump was called for this week by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The White House countered by releasing a memo detailing a phone conversation between Trump and the Ukrainian president which administration officials claim should put to bed any allegations that Trump was asking for a quid pro quo from that nation's government.

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President Donald Trump clashes with other world leaders at the G-7 summit and considers inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the next summit. And suggests his Florida golf resort would be a great place to hold the meeting next year. 

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Alex Brandon / AP

Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees about the finding in his investigation of Russian interference in our elections and President Trump. 

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Tensions mount between the U.S. and Iran after President Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran as retaliation for the country's downing of a U.S. military drone. The acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner resigns amid the continuing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. - Mexico border, which was brought into sharp focus this week by a photo of a father and his young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande.

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President Donald Trump, who will make a state visit to the United Kingdom next week, is taking heat from comments he made during his recent trip to Japan. Trump said he wasn't concerned about North Korea's latest missile launch, and he agreed with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's remark that former Vice President Joe Biden was a "low IQ individual."

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An exchange earlier this month between Northern Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie and former Secretary of State John Kerry, during House testimony on climate change, went viral on social media. The back-and-forth, which centered around whether Kerry’s bachelor of science degree made him a "scientist" qualified to discuss the matter, resulted in supporters of both politicians claiming victory. Kerry asked Massie at one point, "Are you serious?"

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The release of new court documents in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe show just how extensive the investigation has been.

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Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam as the president's former long-time attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen testifies about his association with Trump to the House oversight committee.

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With a suspect in custody, the investigation continues into the package bombs sent to critics of President Trump. A migrant caravan of thousands makes its way through Mexico to the U.S. border as another group prepares to leave El Salvador to make the journey north to the U.S. And with the midterm elections just days away and Democrats hoping for a blue wave, Trump is in full campaign mode, appearing at rallies across the country.

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The bitter fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has overshadowed other recent political news, including President Trump's address to the United Nations, a possible second U.S.-North Korea summit and the fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Top Takeaways From Tuesday's Primary

Jun 28, 2018
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Tuesday's primary results shake things up, as progressive liberals in the Democratic Party show their strength; candidates endorsed by President Donald Trump come out ahead; and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney easily wins the GOP nomination for the Senate in Utah.    

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A top North Korean official travels to the United States to help negotiate the on-again, off-again June 12 summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. The president and his critics continue to trade accusations about immigration policies that divide families and separate children from their parents. Missouri's Republican governor resigns over multiple scandals. And as the investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia moves forward, President Trump increases his allegations that the FBI infiltrated his campaign, what he calls "Spygate."

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