Political Junkie Ken Rudin Previews 2018 Elections Cody Drabble Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. President Donald Trump speaks before hosting a lunch with Senate Republicans in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington.Evan Vucci / AP Photo The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. This week, Rudin recaps the politics of 2017 and looks ahead to the 2018 primary and midterm elections.