Ron Elving appears in the following:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.
Friday, January 23, 2015
The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama's face on it.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Clinton began his seventh year with a unique if dubious distinction: He was the only president ever to give a State of the Union speech with impeachment charges pending against him in the Senate.
Friday, January 16, 2015
As often as not, the opportunity to speak right after the president has been the kiss of death for aspiring politicians — especially for the GOP during the Obama years.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If Romney is serious, and follows through, it will fundamentally change the nature of the GOP primaries next year. And if both he and Jeb Bush run, they become each other's first hurdle.
Friday, January 09, 2015
The prestige of being S-1, like the Keystone XL legislation, conveys a sense of priority and urgency. But the history of past bills designated as such is rather mixed.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
It took only a day for the shiny new 114th Congress to start looking like the beaten and battered 113th that limped out of town last month.
Monday, January 05, 2015
Big majorities are more likely to make history, either by passing new laws that really matter or by frustrating a president who has big plans.
Friday, January 02, 2015
It may never be clear whether the late New York governor passed on the 1988 and 1992 presidential cycles — his natural turn at bat — for reasons related to politics or his personality.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The House majority whip's protestations of innocence about EURO and its views have strained credulity, both in Washington and in Louisiana. But it's not nearly enough to bring him down.
Monday, December 29, 2014
The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now," Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Why oh why, the question goes, aren't there more candidates like ... you know, that guy everybody likes ... what's his name ... Rob Portman?
Monday, November 24, 2014
Two House committees of jurisdiction have found no wrongdoing in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The House Select Committee created by a House vote this year will nevertheless press on with its own investigation.
Friday, November 21, 2014
At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.