Political Junkie (Minisodes)

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We hear from Judy Goldsmith who, as chair of the National Organization for Women in 1984, wept with joy as Geraldine Ferraro accepted the nominatio...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institution talks about the drama and frustration at the 1952 Republican convention. The GOP was tired of losing, and...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation talks about Ronald Reagan -- his valiant but unsuccessful effort at the 1976 convention in Kansas City, and ...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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The odds of a third-party candidate becoming president are slim, but polls have given Libertarian Gary Johnson some hope of making a difference. He...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Dane Waters, co-founder of the group "Delegates Unbound" is trying to change the rules at the GOP convention to allow the delegates to decide which...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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While Hillary Clinton may have all but officially wrapped up the Democratic nomination earlier this month, we should consider the history of the mo...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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The unimaginable horror of the terrorist attack in Orlando has led to the inevitable (and regrettable) finger-pointing and partisan political rheto...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Hillary Clinton may have gone over the top in her bid to become the Democratic nominee for president, but Bernie Sanders has not thrown in the towe...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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He may be the presumptive nominee, but Republicans are far from united behind Donald Trump. Barry Goldwater Jr., son of the 1964 presidential nomin...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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With both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton showing high unfavorable numbers in the latest polls, will that translate into greater interest in a thi...

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  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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The math may be against him, but Bernie Sanders continues to think he still has a shot at winning the Democratic nomination. Laura Meckler of the W...

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  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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With the presidential nomination battles all but settled in both parties, you might wonder why so many people remain unhappy. Aaron Blake of the W...

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  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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** GUEST HOST NEAL CONAN ** David Litt, a former White House speechwriter tells us what’s it like to write jokes for the commander and chief, what...

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  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Despite Donal Trump's impressive success, he's still sending out warning signals that the Republican Party elite are trying to change the rules and...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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New York has given Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton something she hasn't seen in weeks, a victory. Democratic consultant Mark Mellman says t...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is under siege over his state's passage of a controversial bill that some see as discriminatory towards gay and...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution has a new book out explaining why our presidential nominating system came to be. New rules adopted afte...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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Donald Trump manages to keep piling up delegates as his negatives rise as well. Longtime Republican strategist Ed Goeas, who is part of the stop Tr...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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For all the talk of a contested convention, Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institution remembers the last two contested GOP conventions -- 1952 in C...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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President Obama nominated D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Antonin Sca...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 08:59
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