Ron Elving

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N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

Monday, October 20, 2014

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.


36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.


Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Monday, October 06, 2014

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.


The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It Be?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.


Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Friday, September 26, 2014

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.


War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Friday, September 19, 2014

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.


War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks for Members of Congress

Friday, September 19, 2014

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down-the-road.


How To Measure Success Against The New Monster In The Middle East?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Most Americans are far from clear as to what this "ISIL" monster is, other than a few shadowy, portentous figures on disturbing videotapes.


As Visible Villain, Islamic State Alters U.S. Political Calculus

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. president has a symbolic figure to rail against โ€” one potent enough to rally the country around.


5 Questions About The 2 Weeks Congress Plans To Work This Fall

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It's not fair to call this a "do nothing" Congress. It's just that the House and Senate each have very different "to do" lists.


Back In Session, Congress Faces Budget Bill, ISIS Threat

Monday, September 08, 2014

Congress was back in town on Monday for a two-week sprint before the midterm elections. On the schedule: pass a budget bill so the government doesn't shut down again, decide the fate of the agency that helps businesses finance U.S.-exported goods and figure out what to do about ISIS.


If It's Not About Sex, It Must Be About Money โ€” Unless It's About Power

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction is a reminder that politicians are more likely to be nailed for petty chiseling than for fleecing the public treasury for billions in pork barrel projects.


Report: Violence Against Children Runs Rampant In Nigeria's Northeast

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A group that tracks violence against children is reporting "grave violations" in Nigeria's fragile northeast. Violence there is getting worse, the group says, despite a state of emergency in some states and the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign that raised awareness of the children kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.


Guilty Verdicts For Former Gov. McDonnell And Wife In Corruption Trial

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on all 11 public corruption charges that he faced. His wife, Maureen, was convicted of eight of those same charges, as well as one additional charge of obstructing the grand jury investigation.


Tea Party Losing Every Senate Battle And Winning The War

Friday, August 08, 2014

Meaningful as this rightward shift has been for the GOP and the Senate, the insurgent elements would have preferred to actually knock off a few of their targets.


Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

Thursday, July 31, 2014

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.


The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

Monday, July 28, 2014

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.


Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.


Palin's Call For Impeachment Reopens Debate Over ... Sarah Palin

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The former Alaska governor hasn't done any favors for Republicans who've been trying to channel anger at President Obama in directions that might do the GOP more good.


Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.