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Political Junkie Ken Rudin on the SCOTUS Decisions, Charleston & Obama's Legacy

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The US supreme court issues some huge rulings on same-sex marriage and the affordable care act. The shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston prompts renewed political discussion of gun control, and the confederate flag. And, the republican presidential field grows ever larger.

GUESTS:

  • Ken Rudin - host of The Political Junkie, a weekly radio show covering national, state, and local politics. He is an expert in U.S. politics and campaign history, and a former NPR political editor.
Read more:

  • Listen to Ken's latest Political Junkie podcast here, and read his latest blog posts here.
  • Ken Rudin's blog post on the hazard of anointing 'frontrunners' too early: "One of the unfortunate habits of political reporting in the past four decades or so has been the habit of RWSKB (“Reporters Who Should Know Better”) who cite national polls months and months in advance of the early contests in Iowa and New Hampshire and pretend they are significant."

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