Ron Elving appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Rudy Giuliani's rhetorical questions got the delegates vocally into the act and, by the climax of his speech, they were all on their feet and roaring — making the sports arena feel like a coliseum.
Monday, July 18, 2016
If it had not grown so strong in the South, among displaced workers, white evangelicals and older white males without college degrees, the GOP might not be crowning a champion chosen by these voters.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Recent terror attacks, shootings involving police and the political fracture within the Republican Party are all creating anxiety ahead of the GOP convention in Cleveland, which starts Monday.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
The greatest damage to the city and the Democratic Party in 1968 came from the television images of the mayhem beamed 'round the world and seared into the memories of a generation of Americans.
Friday, July 15, 2016
The commonality in these cautionary tales is the speed with which the final selections were made, leaving little time for thorough vetting and testing.