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.

Herman Cain blanks on Libya, the Supercommittee races the clock, and a rare piece of good news, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Rick Perry stumbles in the CNBC debate, Herman Cain continues to deny sexual harassment allegations, and Ohio voters reject a ban on collective bargaining for public employees, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Herman Cain denies harassment claims from his tenure at the National Restaurant Association, Rick Perry gives a goofy speech in New Hampshire, President Obama's approval ratings climb, and redistricting drama in Arizona, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Herman Cain releases two deeply weird online videos, Rick Perry considers bailing on debates, the early primary calendar is finally set, and Bobby Jindal cruises to re-election in Louisiana, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Rick Perry resurrects himself at the Las Vegas debate, Mitt Romney's poll numbers hold steady, Obama tours North Carolina and Virginia, and Wisconsin Democrats move to recall Gov. Scott Walker, join NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin and special guest National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Rick Perry falls short at the Dartmouth debate, Cain surges ahead in some national polls as Romney maintains a lead in early states, and New Hampshire considers a December primary, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The imagined presidential campaigns of Chris Christie and Sarah Palin come to a real end, Herman Cain surges and goes on book tour, and the 2012 nominating contests threaten to creep into 2011, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Perry falls behind Romney, Herman Cain wins the Florida straw poll, the media clamors for Chris Christie, and West Virginia's governor's race, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The GOP candidates — including GARY JOHNSON — debate in Orlando, Rick Perry criticizes President Obama's Mid-East policy, the President calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, and Linda McMahon and Tommy Thompson will run for Senate in 2012, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
GOP victories in NY-09 and NV-02, Perry's frontrunner perils, Pennsylvania considers dividing its electoral votes, and Elizabeth Warren will run for Senate in Massachusetts, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
One Republican debate down, many to go — but this week, two people from the party are clearly in the spotlight: Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.  NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving pick apart the debate, as they wonder where Michele Bachman might land.  And, Obama addresses the nation, fighting to …
President Obama and Speaker Boehner wrangle over a speech date, Mitt Romney courts Tea Partiers as Rick Perry prepares for his debate debut, and Arizona threatens to shake up the 2012 primary schedule, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Rick Perry throws his hat into the ring, Mitt Romney's prospects, and don't forget Ron Paul!  Also, who's in and out in the Senate races.  Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Presidential race wackiness, bad numbers for President Obama, even worse for Congress, and Christine O'Donnell walks out on Piers Morgan, join NPR Washington Desk Editor Ron Elving and Congressional Correspondent Andrea Seabrook. 
The Super Committee members are named, all eyes on Ames, Iowa for this weekend's straw poll, Rick Perry goes on tour, and we remember Sen. Mark Hatfield, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Congressional Correspondent Andrea Seabrook.
Congress passes a debt ceiling deal that no one much likes, presumptive 2012 frontrunner Mitt Romney hides until it's all over, Washington breathlessly awaits Super Committee appointments, and President Obama turns 50, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The debt ceiling looms, Boehner tries to round up votes, Iowa straw poll expectations, Jon Huntsman's strategy shift, David Wu will resign, and we remember Charles Manatt, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The Gang of Six re-emerges in the debt ceiling negotiations, Minnesota resolves its budget crisis, the first Wisconsin recall election fails to achieve an ouster, and Rick Perry edges closer to running for President join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Debt ceiling negotiations stay tense, GOP candidates are unperturbed by default, President Obama posts blockbuster fundraising numbers, and we remember Betty Ford.  Join NPR Washington Desk Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken rudin for a special Bastille Day episode!
The money chase for GOP presidential candidates, the government shutdown in Minnesota (and the deficit talks in Washington), and THREE upcoming special congressional races, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.