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Ken Rudin, the Political JunkieKen Rudin has a problem: he is hooked on politics. The political junkie regularly joins The State of Things for Friday discussions about the political world in North Carolina. Ken’s experience spans three decades of political coverage, most recently at NPR.From the latest congressional news to behind-the-scenes views on the campaign trail, Ken offers political insight, historical analysis and trivia. More information, including his weekly scuttlebutton puzzle, can be found at his website.

Political Junkie: Congress Takes On Taxes, Flynn Pleads Guilty And More

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, joins Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other GOP lawmakers to talk about the GOP tax plan.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, joins Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other GOP lawmakers to talk about the GOP tax plan.

The U.S. Senate is busy debating its tax overhaul bill. A vote on the measure is expected later today. The bill has moved swiftly to the Senate floor, and Republican leaders say they are confident there are enough votes to pass it. 

Meanwhile, the White House is reportedly developing a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. And former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty this morning to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia.

Host Frank Stasio talks with the political junkie Ken Rudin about taxes, Tillerson, Trump’s tweets, and more. 

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