Ron Elving

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Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

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Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

Saturday, February 25, 2017

When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.

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President Trump Seems Determined To Continue The Permanent Campaign

Friday, February 17, 2017

The president seemed as concerned with how he won the presidency as he was about his actual presidency. And this weekend he will once again be rallying like it's 2016.

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In Flynn's Fall, Signs Of Potentially Deeper Problem In Trump's White House

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The spectacle of national security adviser Michael Flynn's sudden fall from grace is all too convenient a metaphor for the first four weeks of life in the Trump White House.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Trump's Immigration Order

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate President Trump's executive order on immigration, which barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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DOJ, States Argue Whether To Lift Suspension Of Trump's Travel Ban

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether to reinstate the executive order on immigration Tuesday. A federal judge in Washington put a temporary restraining order on the policy last Friday.

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Appeals Court Considers Whether To Lift Stay On Immigration Order

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's immigration ban. The order was halted by a lower court last Friday.

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Pence Becomes First VP To Break Senate Tie Over Cabinet Nomination

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Mike Pence is not the first vice president to break any Senate tie, though; the right gives vice presidents a rare chance to be in the limelight and cast a consequential vote that makes a difference.

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A Fortnight To Remember: The Trump Presidency Bursts Into Being

Monday, February 06, 2017

Trump is the focal point not only of national political events, but of national attention, period. When was the last time football was so overshadowed in the media the week before the Super Bowl?

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A History Of Supreme Court Nominations, And Fights Over Confirmations

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Senate pushback on nominations for Supreme Court justices has been more common than most people think, especially over the last half-century.

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Week In Politics: Supreme Court, Cabinet Confirmations And A Spat With Schwarzenegger

Saturday, February 04, 2017

President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, had Rex Tillerson confirmed for secretary of state and insulted Arnold Schwarzenegger in a busy political week.

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Gorsuch Pick For Top Court Fulfills Trump Campaign Pledge, Confirms Democrats' Fears

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

It was impossible to clone Antonin Scalia, anchor of the court's conservative wing for a generation. But Trump seemed resolved to come as close as he could, and that led him to the man from Colorado.

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Hopes And Anxieties Marked Inauguration Day

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president on an Inauguration Day marked by both celebrations and protests.

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Trump Vows Policy Vision Of 'America First,' Recalling Phrase's Controversial Past

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump briefly sought the 2000 presidential nomination of the Reform Party. It eventually went to Pat Buchanan, whom Trump called a "Hitler lover." Buchanan's slogan that fall was "America First!"

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Pomp, Circumstance And Screw-Ups: Inaugurations Through The Years

Sunday, January 15, 2017

From Andrew Jackson to Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, presidential inaugurations have had their share of mistakes and oddities throughout history.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Lawyer's Claim And Comparison To Rockefeller Is A Head Scratcher

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The attorney drew a parallel to former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's wealth. "No one was so concerned," she claimed. But they were, and he disclosed his assets and placed them in a blind trust.

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Try To Keep Count Of How Many Times You Hear 'Confirmation' This Week

Sunday, January 08, 2017

This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.

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At Odds With GOP Over Hacking, Trump Splits With Precedent

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Donald Trump may wish to rely on the record of previous presidents who entered the White House in conflict with their own parties over a major foreign relations issue. But can he find one?

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Thanks To Russia, 2016 Isn't Really Going To End For Obama And Trump

Saturday, December 31, 2016

By refusing to respond to the sanctions, Russian President Putin spurned Obama and kept up what has looked like a public bromance with the president-elect, who in turn called him "very smart!"

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Trump And Company Prepare Inaugural Address In The Shadow Of Tradition

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The inaugural addresses often remembered best were delivered at the worst times in our national history: Abraham Lincoln with Civil War looming, Franklin D. Roosevelt in the depths of the Depression.

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