Ron Elving

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

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.


Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

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."


Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

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.


Obama Joins Ike, The Gipper, Bill And George II In A Club No One Wants To Be In

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.


Iowa's Sen. Ernst Grabs Spotlight That's Often Proven Too Hot

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.


What If Mitt And Jeb Really Do Go At It, Hammer And Tongs?

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.


Still Just A Bill: Why Being Senate Bill 1 Doesn't Guarantee Success

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.


5 Signs We're Not In Post-Partisan Paradise Yet

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.


6 Reasons Size Matters To The New GOP Majorities In Congress

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.


Was Cuomo Destined To Be President Or Just Political Poet Laureate?

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.


6 Reasons Steve Scalise Will Survive His Speech Scandal

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.


Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

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.


Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

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.


Should We Rue Rob Portman's Decision Not To Run For President?

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?


House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

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.


Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

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.


Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

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.


Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

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.


When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

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?


The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

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.