It's All Politics

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

This week …
This week Ken Rudin and Ron Elving recap the Republican presidential contests in Alabama and Mississippi and look ahead to Illinois and Louisisana. They also discuss President Obama's dip in the polls and the passing of Peter Bergman, co-founder of the Firesign Theatre.
This week, Ron Elving and Ken Rudin dissect the GOP presidential race post Super-Tuesday, discuss Dennis Kucinich's loss in his congressional primary, and bid farewell to Rep. Donald Payne, who died at age 77. 
This week, Mitt Romney wins in Michigan and Arizona, but Rick Santorum continues to win over conservative Republicans. Meanwhile, Senate Republican Olympia Snowe announces she won't run for re-election, and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart dies at the age of 43. 
This week, the GOP Presidential candidates have what looks to be their last debate before Super Tuesday, and Mitt Romney tries to reclaim his front-runner status from Rick Santorum. 
This week, Ken Rudin and Ron Elving discuss Rick Santorum's surprising new role as GOP frontrunner in the presidential race, and President Obama's rising approval ratings.
This week, Rick Santorum has a set of surprising wins that result in zero delegates but a lot of attention, Mitt Romney continues to present himself as the inevitable GOP presidential nominee, and President Obama changes his position on the role of super PACs in his presidential campaign.
This week, Mitt Romney wins the Florida primary and the GOP presidential field moves on to Nevada and several smaller primaries and caucuses. Meanwhile, conservatives attack both GOP front-runners as Republicans struggle to unite behind a candidate. 
This week, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney struggle for the lead ahead of the GOP primary in Florida, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords resigns.
This week, two more GOP presidental candidates fall out of the race, and one skeleton falls out of Newt Gingrich's closet. The remaining GOP candidates are in South Carolina this week, and Gingrich, Santorum and Paul are trying to dislodge Romney from his frontrunner position.
Mitt Romney emerges victorious from the New Hampshire primaries, but will he survive the attacks on his record as a venture capitalist? Meanwhile, what's next for second and third place candidates Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, and Bill Daley quits as White House Chief of Staff. 
Mitt Romney's convincing win in New Hampshire — and what that might mean for upcoming contests in the Republican presidential race — is the subject of a special podcast prepared fresh this morning from NPR News.The podcast includes highlights from what the candidates had to say about the outcome in …
Mitt Romney's convincing win in New Hampshire — and what that might mean for upcoming contests in the Republican presidential race — is the subject of a special podcast prepared fresh this morning from NPR News.The podcast includes highlights from what the candidates had to say about the outcome in …
Ron Paul moves towards the front of the pack in Iowa while Newt Gingrich tries to fend off attacks and Romney struggles to solidify his support in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Senator Ben Nelson announces he won't run for a third term, and Ken and Ron remember some of …
House Republicans revolt against a bi-partisan Senate plan to extend the payroll tax cut as Congress leaves town for the holidays and GOP candidates attack each other as they race towards the Iowa caucuses.
House Republicans revolt against a bi-partisan Senate plan to extend the payroll tax cut as Congress leaves town for the holidays and GOP candidates attack each other as they race towards the Iowa caucuses.
Is GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich the flavor of the week, or the anti-Romney many Republican voters are looking for? Congress faces yet another potential government shutdown, and Senate Republicans have a surprising pick for a leadership position. 
Newt Gingrich remains the frontrunner in several states in the race for the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney highlights his family values, President Obama gives a speech in Kansas, and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Another Herman Cain accusation, Newt Gingrich moves to the front pack in the race for the GOP Presidential nomination, Congress tries to get something...anything done before the holiday reccess, and Barney Frank announces he won't run for his seat in the House of Representatives in 2012. 
Republicans debate foreign policy, Romney's first tv ad of the campaign season, and the supercommittee - #fail.