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NPR political analysts Ken Rudin and Ron Elving delve into the week's political news and analysis.

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All good things must come to an end. Ken Rudin and Ron Elving, for the final time, weigh in on the political news of the week. New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is snapped up in another sexting saga, President Obama delivers his most expansive comments on race and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell now has a Tea Party challenger. The...

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In the Penultimate Edition of the podcast, Ken Rudin and Ron Elving talk about the Senate avoiding the so-called "Nuclear Option" and who the big winners of the compromise are. Plus the surprise decision by former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer who opted not to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. And what's a podcast without a scandal? The guys...

Ron Elving and Ken Rudin return from the 4th of July holiday to tackle in the world of politics. Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amidst a prostitution scandal, announces he's running for New York City comptroller. Down in Texas, Governor Rick Perry won't seek another term in 2014, fueling speculation of a possible...

Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss the landmark rulings by the Supreme Court on two same-sex marriage cases and another involving the 1965 Voting Rights Act. All those rulings came by way of narrow 5-to-4 margins. Ken and Ron also discuss Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey's special election victory. Markey's 36 years in the U.S. House is the...