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Ken Rudin

Ken Rudin appears in the following:

The 2014 Midterms: The Open Races to Watch

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We continue our game of Texas Hold'em —Senate elections style—and take a look at how the battle for the United Sates Senate might go. Today the deck is stacked with races with open seats, where incumbents are retiring, leaving the door wide-open for a new candidate.

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2014 Midterm Elections Heat Up

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Democrats have held the majority in the Senate for almost eight years now, but as the November 2014 elections approach Republicans are feeling confident they can take it back. This week, we're taking a closer look at some of the 36 races heating up across the country. 

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It's The Final ScuttleButton Puzzle ... For Now

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sadly, this week's ScuttleButton is the last time it will appear on the NPR Web site. Contact Ken Rudin at kenpr13@gmail.com to learn about the future of Political Junkie and the button puzzle.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The real question about sending in this week's ScuttleButton answer is whether the NSA will see it before Ken Rudin does.

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Lautenberg Death Complicates Christie's Road To November, And 2016

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg has thrown a monkey wrench onto the plans of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. Calculations about Lautenberg's successor, and when to hold the special election, may affect Christie's re-election path this year ... as well as a potential White House bid in 2016.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Let's just see if the Chinese can hack into the answer to this week's ScuttleButton puzzle.

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Nominee Excites The Right, And Democrats Couldn't Be Happier

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The nomination of E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor of Virginia has excited movement conservatives, who love his no-holds-barred rhetoric. Democrats are also pleased with his nomination, arguing that he can help turn moderate swing voters away from the GOP.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

If ScuttleButton disappears from this Web site, how will you cope? Sign up now for the Political Junkie mailing list in order to be informed where these delightful features end up.

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Why Don't We Pay (More/Any) Attention To Los Angeles Mayoral Elections?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

After eight years of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles voters will pick a, shall we say, more charismatically-challenged successor.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

President Obama says we don't have time to be playing these kinds of political games. Was he talking about Benghazi or ScuttleButton?

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Seriously, who cares about the Jodi Arias verdict when there's a new ScuttleButton puzzle to be solved? Actually, even if there weren't a new ScuttleButton puzzle.

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Joe Biden Has History On His Side But Little Else If Hillary Clinton Runs

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

History says that if a sitting vice president wants to succeed his retiring boss, the nomination is usually his. Think: Nixon '60, Humphrey '68, Bush '88, Gore '00. But history may not help Joe Biden in 2016.

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Open Democratic Senate Seats Again Give Big Opportunity For GOP, Or Not

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Of the eight senators retiring in 2014, six of them are Democrats. Which should be good news for the Republicans. Maybe. Plus: take our poll, please, as to who will win in South Carolina next week.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

America has rushed to embrace the first openly gay NBA active player. Now if it would only embrace ScuttleButton, the popular waste-of-time button puzzle.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The complaints begin anew. First, it was indignation over the April Fool's puzzle. Now, it's how EASY last week's one was. Well, here's another ScuttleButton for you to figure out.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Please forgive me for the cruel, April Fool's ScuttleButton, which ultimately was deliberately unsolvable. This week's puzzle is on the up and up.

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Sanford And Weiner: Different Humiliations, Same Remorseful Script

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's wrong, and journalistically lazy, to lump together every politician who was ever involved in a sex scandal. Still, there are a lot of similarities between Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner — at least in their post-scandal "script."

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Monday, April 01, 2013

I couldn't possibly go on vacation this week without leaving a ScuttleButton puzzle to be solved behind.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Everybody complains when ScuttleButton puzzles are too easy. Well, this week's offering is anything but easy.

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Is It 2016 Yet? Moves By Hillary Clinton & Rand Paul Suggest Yes

Monday, March 25, 2013

Is it too soon to be thinking about 2016? Not really, especially after watching Hillary Clinton talk on same-sex marriage and Rand Paul on changes to immigration policy. Plus: a brief history of the GOP's rise in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

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