Political Junkie On Trump’s National Emergency Declaration Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. In this image from video, President Donald Trump speaks during a televised address from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.Pool Photo via AP The Political Junkie Ken Rudin is turning his analytical gaze west. Known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," he 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 weighs in on President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to redirect money to strengthen border security. In his Rose Garden address, President Trump said “I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster… I just want to get it done faster, that’s all.” California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a group of 16 states suing to block President Trump’s move.