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Ron Elving

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Press Tour Day 1: Paper Airplanes, Daniel Radcliffe, And Christmas

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The first day of the annual press tour of the Television Critics Association brought news from Nat Geo, Ovation, and the Nielsen ratings people.

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Howard Baker's Legacy: Political, But Not Partisan

Thursday, June 26, 2014

At a time when Washington and its insiders are widely reviled, the late Senate majority leader will be remembered as a Washington insider who was widely revered.

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Election Season Defies Conventional Storylines

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

That story about the passing of the Old Guard? Or the one about the resurgence of the Tea Party? Not so fast, the voters still seem to be saying.

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Parsing The Numbers Of A Tuesday Packed With Primaries

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday featured an extensive slew of primaries across the U.S. To learn more about the results, and what they mean for the midterm elections, Audie Cornish turns to NPR's Ron Elving for more.

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House Republican Conference To Choose Cantor's Successor

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The House Republican Conference on Thursday will chose a new majority leader, who will succeed Eric Cantor at the end of the month. Cantor is stepping down after losing last week's primary.

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Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In some ways, the House majority leader is the most significant Republican incumbent ousted in a primary since the intraparty rebellion by conservative hardliners began five years ago.

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Go Ahead, Host A Giant Sports Spectacular. But It Will Cost You

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee โ€” and finds both lacking.

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Tea Party Still Packs A Punch: How It Happened In Mississippi

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.

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A Speech To A Nation Weary Of War, And Wary Of The World

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.

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10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.

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Hard Sell For 'Hard Choices' Says Hillary's Running In 2016

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The media blitz underway for Hillary Clinton's upcoming book is "as subtle as a bugle call," says NPR's Ron Elving.

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Is The Tea Party Finished?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Where insurgents arose with a clear claim to being Tea Party favorites, they have lost. In many cases, they have flat-lined weeks before the primary.

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It May Not Be A Tea Party Year, But Outsiders Are Still Thriving

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It's clear this year that this will not be another 2010 or 2012, when upstarts embarrassed the GOP's conventional favorites in primary after primary.

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In Kentucky Primary, McConnell Bests Tea Party Challenger

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states โ€” including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.

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'Buy My Volvo' Ad Goes Viral

Monday, May 19, 2014

When Christopher Castor wanted to sell his 1993 Volvo 245 GL, he didn't just put up any old ad. The Swedish graphics artist made a video with his friends and posted it on YouTube. It went viral.

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