Political Junkie Ken Rudin: State Of The Union, Mueller Investigation Cody Drabble Monday, January 29, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Jim Lo Scalzo/Getty Images 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 Ken Rudin previews President Trump's State of the Union speech and considers a split in the GOP on how to protect Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller from being fired.