It's All Politics

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NPR political analysts Ken Rudin and Ron Elving delve into the week's political news and analysis.

The last Tuesday primary brings with it the biggest surprise (so far) of the election season in Delaware; Palin and DeMint rejoice, while the GOP reassesses its chances of a senate takeover; Charlie Rangel holds on; and John Boehner's remarkable road to Speaker of the House.
As the primary season comes to an end, a Tea Party candidate in Delaware has the GOP nervous, Rahm weighs a run for Chicago mayor, and President Obama tries to scare voters with the idea of "Speaker Boehner." Join NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin for all this and more.
President Obama's Oval Office address, Lisa Murkowski's surprise loss, the influential Tea Party cash that follow's Palin's endorsements, and we assess the GOP's chances of taking back the Senate, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Lisa Murkowski sweats the absentee ballots, McCain scores an easy primary win, and two three-way races are teed up in Florida, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Controversy over the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan, Bloomberg's endorse-o-rama, Blago convicted on just one of 24 counts, and News Corp. donates big bucks Republicans, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Charlie Rangel's self-defense, primary results in Connecticut, Colorado, and Minnesota, and we bid farewell to Dan Rostenkowski and Ted Stevens, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Congressional Correspondent Andrea Seabrook.
Proposition 8 thrown out in California, Elena Kagan Confirmed, and One Tough Nerd garners the GOP nomination for governor of Michigan, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Arizona's immigration law gutted, Charlie Rangel's comeuppance begins, Oklahoma will have a woman governor, and we wish the best to Chelsea and Marc, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Shirley Sherrod gets YouTubed, fired, put on CNN, but receives an apology and a call from the President; Georgia holds its primary; Lindsey Graham votes for Kagan; and Rod Blagojevich decides to remain silent.
The financial reform bill goes through the Senate, extension of unemployment benefits stalls, the NAACP calls some Tea Partiers racists, and the heartwarming reunion of Bristol and Levi.
President Obama hits the campaign trail as his poll numbers flag, the DoJ challenges Arizona's immigration law, Steele gaffes again, and Traficant won't be on the ballot in OH-17, join NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Elena Kagan questioned by the Judiciary Committee, Research 2000 falls from grace, an endorsement conflict in Colorado, and we remember WV Senator Robert Byrd, join NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin and special guest National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea.
President Obama changes the leadership, but not the strategy, in Afghanistan, we review this week's primary results, and Jack Abramoff is free! Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
An update on New Hampshire politics, interesting doings in South Carolina, and NPR poll shows Democrats need a wake-up call. Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
A successful primary day for women candidates, Sarah Palin's picks pan out, and suspicious adultery allegations don't harm Nikki Haley, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
A successful primary day for women candidates, Sarah Palin's picks pan out, and suspicious adultery allegations don't harm Nikki Haley, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Military service errors continue to emerge, surpriess in the primaries this week, preview of next week's primaries, and Sestak's job offers from Washington. Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Gulf oil politics seep up to Washington, the President lunches with Republicans, and Richard Blumenthal's poll numbers are unaffected by his Vietnam service missteps, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Blumenthal's blunder, Souder's scandal, and this week's primary results in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Arkansas, and OREGON!!! Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Blumenthal's blunder, Souder's scandal, and this week's primary results in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Arkansas, and OREGON!!! Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.