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Political Junkie: Boston Globe, convention math and Paul Ryan

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Ken Rudin
Ken Rudin, former political editor for NPR News
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A mascot of president Herbert Hoover has become the newest character to race around the Washington Nationals' ballpark. MPR's Newscut blogger Bob Collins asked Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, to explain the historical significance of that as well as more timely topics like the Boston Globe's satirical front page, Democratic sniping in New York and how Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is preparing for the GOP convention.