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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.

The Political Junkie: New Wave Of Abortion Laws, Tillis And Burr Divide

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Earlier this week Alabama’s governor signed into law an effective ban on abortion in the state. Other states, like Missouri, Louisiana and Ohio are also moving in a similar direction.

The debate around abortion rights has once again become a principal dividing line between conservative and liberal politicians. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about how the issue will play into the 2020 elections.

And the Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. has turned some Republicans against North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who leads that committee. It has also illuminated the difference between Sens. Burr and Tillis in their perceived loyalty toward the president.

Plus the sponsor of North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ won the GOP primary in the 9th Congressional District. Rudin shares his analysis of that race. 

 

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