Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner Cody Drabble Monday, March 5, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. In this Sept. 12, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Alex Brandon / AP File 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 a week of changes at the White House with the departure of Hope Hicks and downgrade of Jared Kushner's security clearance.