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.

Elena Kagan nominated to SCOTUS, Sestak gains momentum against Specter, and Bob Bennett is knocked out of the primary for his own Senate seat, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
A difficult week, as the nation grapples with the attempted bombing in New York, the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf, and — perhaps most terrifying — James Traficant's return to politics, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Charlie Crist goes Indy, Blanche Lincoln fights for her seat, and what's up with John McCain? Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Americans' distrust for our government reaches new heights, the Senate inches toward bipartisanship on financial regulation, and we continue to ponder Charlie Crist's future, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Congressional Correspondent Andrea Seabrook.
Tea partiers commemorate tax day, the head of the SEIU steps down, and we speculate on President Obama's upcoming Supreme Court pick, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
President Obama signs a nuclear arms reduction treaty and improves his pants wardrobe, Republicans back away from Michael Steele, and Bob McDonnell resurrects Confederate History Month in Virginia, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The RNC's racy FEC filings cause a stir, nobody's happy with President Obama's offshore drilling proposal, and Sarah Palin stumps for John McCain, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The Big ****ing Deal becomes law, some of the protests over health care escalate into threats, and New York still can't find a challenger for Kirsten Gillibrand, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
At long last the heath care bill seems poised for passage, President Obama postpones his trip to Indonesia, and Carly Fiorina's web ad shenanigans continue, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
We turn our attention to the House of Representatives, which now controls the fate of health care reform — as it also reconsiders defense earmarks, debates the war in Afghanistan, and loses a member in a tickling scandal. Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Congressional Correspondent Andrea Seabrook.
New York bustles with political scandals, Democrats reconcile themselves to reconciliation, Jim Bunning stages a one-man protest, and Rick Perry wins the Texas Gubernatorial primary, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and special guest New York Correspondent Robert Smith.
The politics of the health care summit, Scott Brown's voting transgressions, and is John McCain worse off now than he was four years ago? Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
CPAC gathers in DC, challenges from the right for Crist, Perry, and McCain, and bye-bye Bayh, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Sarah Palin addresses tea partiers, demon sheep terrorize the California Senate primary, and we remember Reps. John Murtha and Charlie Wilson, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin
Sarah Palin addresses tea partiers, demon sheep terrorize the California Senate primary, and we remember Reps. John Murtha and Charlie Wilson, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin
Scott Brown's swearing in, the meaning and history of 60 votes in the Senate, Obama meets with Republicans, tells Democrats to turn off the media, Democrats in trouble, Illinios primary results, Tea Parties and tea parties, Toyota. Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The president's State of the Union speech, hijinks at Senator Landrieu's New Orleans office, and we gear up for the first senate primary of 2010! Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
A new landscape for campaign finance, a Massachusetts Senate upset, and John Edwards owns up, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin
Conflicting polls in MA Senate special election, race and politics in Nevada, New Orleans, and New York, and journos dish the dirt in a new book on the 2008 election, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The Massachusetts Senate election approaches apace, a few unexpected retirements, and a look at this fall's open seats, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.