Ron Elving

Ron Elving appears in the following:

Who Got What They Wanted From The First Clinton-Trump Debate?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On this occasion, the often dour Clinton gave way to beaming smiles and occasional chuckles. Trump had just one salient objective — to project a calm and presidential air — yet struggled with it.


Clinton, Trump To Face Off At New York's Hofstra In First Presidential Debate

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in their first debate Monday night, with high stakes for both candidates.


Live! From New York! It's Monday Night! And Possibly The Most-Watched Debate

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This campaign cycle's primary debates grew heated as the contests on each side became more competitive but those debates map pale in comparison to Monday's general election debate.


With Donald Trump's Birther Spin, He's Crossed A Line

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Donald Trump has found it possible not only to circumvent the media and defy them, but to exploit their power and discredit their judgment at the same time.


Trump Makes Nice In Mexico, Talks Tougher Than Ever Just Hours Later In Phoenix

Thursday, September 01, 2016

If this was the opportunity for a turnaround speech that changed the broad public perception of the candidate, it was a moment not only missed but thrust away with both hands.


Explaining Clinton's 'Rope-A-Dope' Strategy Vs. Trump's Whistle-Stopping

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton seems to be running an almost closeted campaign in the "front porch" style of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle-stopping" style that came next.


Channeling Sinatra? Trump Says He Has Regrets, But Too Few To Mention

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Do Donald Trump's comments about regret signal a new phase in the phenomenon? They might as easily be heard as a variation on what Trump has sounded from the beginning: Same song, different verse.


Why Are The Media Obsessed With Trump's Controversies And Not Clinton's?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

While less than shocking by Washington standards, the latest emails between Clinton foundation and State Department staff underscore existing concerns about Hillary Clinton's ethics and transparency.


The Week Ahead In Politics

Sunday, August 07, 2016

It's been a rough week for Donald Trump's campaign — but his opponent, Hillary Clinton has had her stumbles as well. Ailsa Chang gets a rundown from NPR's Ron Elving.


A Pivotal For Week For Donald Trump

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The presidential race enters the sprint to the general election in November, but already Donald Trump's fortunes seem to be changing rapidly.


Donald Trump Might Be In Real Trouble This Time

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The freewheeling personality that had been a wellspring of success has become a gusher of miscues and offenses — at precisely the wrong time.


Clinton And The DNC: A Crisis Not Merely Survived, But Transcended

Friday, July 29, 2016

Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the Democratic Party's gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management.


Convention Speeches Soar, Raise A Question: Can Clinton Connect With Ordinary People?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Never known as a big-venue speaker, Hillary Clinton will face a make-or-break moment Thursday night with multiple pitfalls, varying objectives and a variety of critical audiences.


Democratic Convention's Second Night Heralds A Return Of The Age Of Clinton

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knows and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.


Different Breeds Of Convention Democrats Ask: Whose Party Is This, Anyway?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DNC officials, congressional leaders and even the icons of the party's progressive wing were subjected to jeers, catcalls and chants from an element of the audience on the convention's first day.


Democrats And The Fine Art Of Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Monday, July 25, 2016

Finally, many party operatives felt, the big wheels of Hillary Clinton's juggernaut would mesh and roll forward together. But another story about emails emerged to steal the storyline.


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Announces Resignation With Convention Set To Begin

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Democratic National Convention starts Monday with party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz under fire after a leak of emails showing bias toward Hillary Clinton during the primaries.


Union Of Trump And GOP Cemented On Final Night Of Convention

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump's speech was studded with statistics that had fact-checkers working feverishly into the wee hours — often finding numbers to be distorted or downright specious. But it didn't seem to matter.


Trump-Cruz Feud Flares Anew On Third Night Of Convention

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The high stakes of the Donald Trump-Ted Cruz brinkmanship brought to the flashpoint all the anger and tension pent up in the GOP convention over three days — and in the party over several decades.


Random Thoughts On A Rather Random Session Of The Trumpified Convention

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got the arena rocking with a mock trial of Hillary Clinton that made the crowd "a jury of her peers." Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump also spoke.