Political Junkie Goes West: DHS Funding, Presidential Prospects Monday, March 2, 2015 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. File / Jacquelyn Martin / AP Every week, the Political Junkie turns 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," puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins guest host Pamela Wu from Washington D.C. this morning. We’ll talk about congress' budget showdown over funding for the Departmetn of Homeland Security and presidential prospects for Election 2016.