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.

CPAC conference in Washington, Sarah Palin begs out again. Republicans eager for 2012 contenders to appear. Sen Jim Webb and Rep Jane Harmon announce departures, as does Rep. Christopher Lee. Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Unrest in Egypt, health care repeal efforts continue apace, 2012 Senate challengers start trickling in, and Reagan's 100th, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
This week's State of the Union address, and the responses, where are some of the Tea Partiers, Rahm Emanuel's Chicago troubles, and George Allen throws his hat in the ring, Join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Next week's State of the Union address, Senate retirement announcements, the dawn of the Reince Priebus era, and we remember Sargent Shriver, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
The Tucson shootings, Presidential moments, and victim politics, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
10611 It's All Politics 010611 Jan. 7, 2011
THE NEW CONGRESS John Boehner rising from the political dead to become House majority leader in 2006, and now Speaker of the House... Pomp and circumstance...Republicans first goal this session is to repeal the President's Health Care program... New dynamic between House and Senate Lisa Murkowski makes history in Alaska... …
122310 It's All Politics 122310 Dec. 23, 2010
It's a special edition of It's All Politics... As the year comes to a close Ken and Ron remember those in politics who died in 2010. Some on their list include John Murtha chairman of the appropriations sub committee on defense. Robert Byrd the longest serving senator in the history …
121610 It's All Politics 121610 Dec. 17, 2010
Departure of this large Democratic Majority in the 111th Congress, in lame duck session they are casting their final votes on legislation they find distasteful...extending tax cuts and the estate tax... Don't Ask Don't Tell legislative repeal. The bill -- a so-called "stand alone" measure not tied to any other …
121010 It's All Politics 121010 Dec. 10, 2010
Ken Rudin Ron Elving, It's All Politics, White House & Congress Tax Cut Agreement Obama's Strategy, Democrats cry foul, some GOP hate cost; Lame Duck, Dream Act, DADT; Committee Chairmen, Harold Rogers at Appropriations, Fred Upton at Energy and Commerce; 2012 Challenge to Obama?, Latest GOP, RNC-Who's in; Who's out, …
Charlie Rangel's ethics travails finally come to an end; the debt and deficit commission issues its report; the partisan battle over the Bush-era tax cuts brings deadlock to the lame duck; Joe Scarborough takes on Sarah Palin; and -- one month after the election -- there are still races yet …
It's a special, Thanksgiving Day edition of It's All Politics, as Sarah Palin continues to test the 2012 waters, election results fell House Democrats in Texas and New York, Maxine Waters sees a delay in her ethics "trial," and Democrats try to get their act together for the lame duck …
As Congress returns to Washington, the parties elect their new leaders, Charlie Rangel is convicted of ethics violations, Lisa M-U-R-K-O-W-S-K-I wins as a write-in candidate, Michael Steele gets slammed by his own RNC colleagues, and "refudiate" officially enters the English language.
Former President Bush starts a book tour with a sobering assessment of his administration; President Obama heads to Asia after a shellacking at home; House, Senate, and governor's races are still up in the air; Republicans and Democrats squabble over leadership positions; and Congress has a full plate for the …
The midterm election comes and goes, changing the balance of power in the House, and reducing the Democratic majority in the Senate. John Boehner appears poised to become Speaker Boehner, Nancy Pelosi ends her 4 years as the first female Speaker of the House, half of the Blue Dogs are …
A special gala edition of It's All Politics as Ken and Ron make their final predictions for the midterm races. Sarah Palin contemplates a presidential run, a Rand Paul supporter gives a MoveOn volunteer the boot in Kentucky, it's the battle of the flawed candidates in Illinois, Joe Sestak tries …
The Podcast receives a very special call from the Listener, Aqua Budda floods the Kentucky airwaves, Sharron Angle is struck by colorblindness in Nevada, an ad tells Latinos "Don't Vote," races tighten in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and Pelosi says confidently she'll run for Speaker in 2011.
We're three weeks from Election Day, and Super PACs flood the airways with anonymous money, the Tea Party considers life inside Congress, Raese calls Manchin "Obama's Rubber Stamp," Democrats perform triage in Ohio, and Republicans surging in the Sunshine State.
Meg Whitman's nanny problem threatens her chances with California voters, Pew surveys the latino electorate, Carl Paladino threatens to "take you out," polls go in every direction, and the World Series may end (for the first time ever) after the midterm election.
Congress heads home, Obama tries to rally '08 voters to show up in '10, dire polls for Dems in West Virginia and Wisconsin, and we discuss who this year's "likely voters" will be, join NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Ken Rudin.
Michelle Obama stumps for vulnerable Democrats; Don't Ask Don't Tell avoids repeal in the Senate; Carl Paladino is mad as hell in New York; and Christine O'Donnell offends the Wiccan community. NPR political analysts Ken Rudin and Ron Elving discuss all this week's political news.