Ron Elving

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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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Should Trump Foes See Tillerson At State As Last Straw Or First Ray Of Hope?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Whether Trump ultimately follows his team of hotspurs or uses them as heat shields as he negotiates a new reality, he sees them all as serving his purpose — not the other way around.

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Despite Shaky Evidence, Trump Team Alleges Voter Fraud

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Donald Trump launched a controversy on Twitter over the weekend regarding voting integrity, as his work of compiling a Cabinet and a governing agenda goes on.

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A Washington Transition For Trump, And For The Rest Of Us

Friday, November 25, 2016

For many who had thought they knew what to expect — either from the election itself or from a prospective Trump presidency — this is a time of transition to reality.

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Was Clinton Loss The Worst-Case Scenario For Democrats? No, Probably Not

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Democratic campaign of 2016 came down to relying on two categories: minority voters and Trump's character issues. There were lots of both, to be sure, but not quite enough of either.

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Trump Is Another Republican Striking A Blow For The Way Things Used To Be

Thursday, November 10, 2016

As Trump succeeds Obama, it is hard to imagine a wider gulf between sets of policies, or men with less use for each other. But such contrasts between consecutive administrations are the national norm.

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Trump Confounds The Pros, Connects With Just The Right Voters

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Once he had become the nominee of the Republican Party, Donald Trump needed only to hold his base constituency together and add the reluctant votes of other Republicans and compatible independents.

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Presidential Candidates Await First Results In Key States

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Results are coming in from some of the first battleground states where polls have closed. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both holding election night parties in New York City.

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Concession Speeches Capture A Gracious Moment In Election Season

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

One of the most gracious moments in an election season is the concession speech given by the candidate who loses the presidency.

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Omens, Harbingers And Bellwethers — A Guide To The Election 'Guides'

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

If Washington's NFL team wins its last game before Election Day, the party in the White House wins another term. This has held since 1936. This year, the team's most recent game ended in a tie.

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Final Thoughts As Voters Prepare To Head To The Polls

Sunday, November 06, 2016

It's finally upon us. In just 48 hours tens of millions of voters will make their decision. NPR provides some final political analysis that voters should be thinking about as they head to the polls.

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The Final 48 Hours Before Election Day

Sunday, November 06, 2016

In the last hours of campaigning, analysis of what to make of these final days of this long election season and what voters should be thinking about going forward.

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What's At Stake For Policy After The Election

Sunday, November 06, 2016

No matter who wins on Tuesday, the next president will be facing some big issues, and he or she may or may not have cooperation from Congress.

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A Bellwether Refresher: The States Most Likely To Mirror National Election Outcome

Sunday, November 06, 2016

A bellwether is usually a state or county that signals how the whole country will go. But some look to baseball to predict the next president.

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How Does The Electoral College Work, And Is It Fair?

Sunday, November 06, 2016

If any of this strikes you as unfair, you can join the chorus of critics who have abhorred the Electoral College for generations.

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