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.

Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's gaffe-prone overseas trip, including the remarks by a campaign staffer that made headlines. Democrats tap San Antonio's young Latino mayor to give the keynote speech at next month's national convention. Plus a new tea party star is born in …
Just in time for the Summer Olympic Games, Ron Elving and Ken Rudin suit up to discuss Mitt Romney's shaky start to his overseas trip. They also weigh in on why neither political party want to debate new gun control policies, but are happy to vote again on symbolic votes …
Ken Rudin and Ron Elving discuss Romney's history at Bain and whether or not he'll release his tax records. They also weigh in on potential Vice Presidents. Rob Portman could be the top contender in the GOPs "Veepstakes," while Tim Pawlenty looks less and less likely. Will Ron Paul or …
Ken Rudin is joined by NPR Correspondent Brian Naylor who is sitting in for Ron Elving this week. Ken and Brian discuss Mitt Romney getting booed at the NAACP convention on Wednesday and why the House voted to repeal the Health Care law…again. Plus they try to unpack the mysterious …
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The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, Attorney General Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress, and Rangel and Hatch survive primary challenges, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea.
Ron Elving and Ken Rudin&#160;review the&#160;political headlines from the past week&#160;starting with&#160;President Obama's controversial changes to U.S. immigration policy. Other topics include&#160;a House&#160;panel citing&#160;Attorney General Eric Holder for&#160;contempt of Congress and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney&#160;saying …
Ken Rudin&#160;and Ron Elving review the latest in a&#160;string of negative news items for President Obama including the&#160;hit-and-run accident by&#160;Commerce Secretary John Bryson. They also recap the special election in Arizona for "Gabby Giffords" seat and clear up …
Ken Rudin&#160;and Ron Elving discuss all facets of the marquee&#160;recall election this week in Wisconsin and the implications&#160;this race will have&#160;in November. Plus, they weigh in on&#160;former President Bill Clinton, who according to critics, has been undercutting the White …
Ron Elving and Ken Rudin&#160;discuss&#160;Mitt Romney being "Trumped" on the same&#160;day he&#160;won the Texas primary. They also&#160;weigh in on whether the GOP presidential candidate&#160;actually "clinched" the nomination this week.&#160;&#160;Plus, why&#160;former&#160;Alabama Congressman Artur Davis — who served as a Democrat --&#160;may …
This week Ken Rudin&#160;and Ron Elving&#160;discuss what is really causing Newark Mayor Cory Booker's "nauseating" feeling, plus&#160;Mitt Romney's&#160;new web ad highlighting&#160;President Obama&#160;supporters&#160;who&#160;came to the defense of&#160;private equity firms.&#160;Ken and …
This week Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss the proposal by a&#160;conservative&#160;super-PAC to use the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in attack ads against President Obama. They also discuss Deb Fischer's surprise victory in the Nebraska GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, plus Ron and Ken read letters from …
This week Ken Rudin and Ron Elving discuss Barack Obama becoming the first U.S. President to endorse same-sex marriage. They also weigh-in on Senator Richard Lugar's&#160; loss in the Indiana Republican primary this week and the inmate who won 41-percent of the Democratic primary vote in West Virginia. …
This week Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss President Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan to mark the anniversary Osama bin Laden's death. They also discuss Newt Gingrich officially dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and preview next week's Democratic primary in Wisconsin.
This week, Newt Gingrich decides to drop out next week, the veepstakes kick into high gear, Obama slow jams the news, primary battles further endanger moderates, and John Edwards returns to the headlines.&#160;
This week Ron Elving is joined …
Rick Santorum ends his presidential bid, the parties compete for women voters, Dick Lugar faces a tough primary, and Wisconsin Dems compete for the spot on the Walker recall ballot, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Rick Santorum ends his presidential bid, the parties compete for women voters, Dick Lugar faces a tough primary, and Wisconsin Dems compete for the spot on the Walker recall ballot, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
This week Ken Rudin and Ron Elving weigh in on GOP front-runner Mitt Romney&#8217;s sweep of primary contests in&#160;Wisconsin,&#160;Maryland, and Washington, DC.&#160; They also discuss Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as a possible vice presidential pick and President Obama poking fun at Romney's use of the word "marvelous."
This week Ron Elving and Ken Rudin review this week's Supreme Court hearings on the Health Care law and Republican front-runner Mitt Romney's potential choices for a running mate. They also discuss politicians weighing in on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.