Ron Elving appears in the following:
Sunday, August 20, 2017
President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
President Trump's chief strategist is out, and Republicans criticized the president's handling of the violence in Charlottesville — all as legislation remains stalled.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
NPR's Ron Elving reviews a massive new tome on the life of Edwin Stanton, certainly one of the most contentious and controversial figures in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet of rivals.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
It's not just staffers in the Trump White House who seem to hate each other. There's a rich tradition of White House rivalry and backstabbing throughout American history.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
One big reason the Congress has not kept up with the regular schedule for budget and appropriations is the enormous investment of session time to health care — the issue that ate the calendar.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
All Trump has to do is let John Kelly take over, end the White House wars, focus on a unified agenda, repair relations with Congress and send a global signal to friends and adversaries alike.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Senator John McCain this week called for a return to "regular order." The last time that worked in a big way was when the Senate overhauled the federal tax code.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is out, and President Trump named Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to replace him.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Even as the GOP's assault on Obamacare lurched and stumbled to a stop, America's attention was divided by other stories — some important, some of lesser consequence and some of greater shock value.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Republicans continue debating health care plans while President Trump tweeted about transgender people in the military. Tony Romm of Recode discusses electronics-maker Foxconn's U.S. factory plans.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Regular order is not only a process but also a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday marks six months since President Trump took office. NPR looks back at the key moments, how they've shaped his presidency so far and what's left to come.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there might not have made the difference.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
"It's time for this again?" you ask. Yes. Yes it is. Now you can be prepared for the upcoming battle.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Whatever actual impact previous foreign entanglements may have had, the stories persist — if only because they feed such powerful thoughts of "what might have been."
Sunday, July 09, 2017
The debate over government's role in health care has been all-consuming recently. But it's not for the first time. Democrats and Republicans have been at odds on this issue for decades.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
For Teddy Roosevelt, it was a way of saying the presidency was a matchless opportunity to raise consciousness, to lecture if you will — relying on independent media to convey the president's ideas.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Congress has generally followed a pattern of deferring to the executive on foreign policy. For decades Congress has usually let the president take the lead — and take the heat when things go wrong.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
This past week has seen no shortage of news in politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. And next week will see its fair share as decisions on health care and Supreme Court cases are expected.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
There has been a rising storm of high dudgeon among the national media in recent days because the daily briefings have been closed to cameras — when the briefings happened at all.