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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.

Iran, Impeachment, Iowa: The Political Junkie Weighs In

Protesters hold signs that read 'NO IRAN WAR.'
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The U.S. House of Representatives approves a resolution that would limit President Donald Trump’s power and require authorization from Congress before taking any additional military action against Iran. While Trump tries to calm the nation’s fears, the FBI and national security leaders believe Iran and its proxies still pose a threat.

As thousands of soldiers from Fort Bragg head to the Middle East, Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins host Anita Rao to talk about the situation in Iran, what local leaders are saying and what this looming resolution would mean to the Trump administration. Also looming are the articles of impeachment that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is reluctant to deliver to the U.S. Senate. While she demands clarity on how the trial will be conducted, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is refusing to bend. Rudin talks about the impeachment trial and what it means as Democrats prepare for the upcoming presidential debate and the Iowa caucus.

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