Ron Elving appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Disillusionment with Wall Street, big political parties, big deficits and big government in general began even under Republican George W. Bush, but it took a hard turn after the election of 2008.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Polls show Americans are largely in favor of authorizing further actions against the Islamic State. Yet there is one group of Americans that is having far more trouble deciding how it feels: Congress.
Monday, February 16, 2015
On this holiday, we look ahead to who might enter the 2016 presidential race. Is Democrat Hillary Clinton going to run, and what Republicans might decide to enter the race?
Friday, February 13, 2015
The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force " ... just like President Bush."
Monday, February 09, 2015
President Obama is expected to submit to Congress what's called an AUMF, an authorization for the use of military force against ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The 114th Congress so far has displayed all the dominant traits inherited from its parents – the 113th and 112th congresses. It's all about honoring past promises and settling old scores.
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.