Ron Elving

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Week In Politics: Health Care And The Supreme Court

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.

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The Daily White House Briefing: 'Must-See TV' With An Uncertain Future

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.

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A History Of The Changes In Press Briefings

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Trump White House has upended yet another tradition — the on-camera press briefing. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR Senior Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving about changes in press briefings.

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Why Time Is Already Running Out For Trump And His Congress

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Will they get their to-do list done? Capitol Hill's calendar is filled with recesses and holidays — and September is devoted to spending bills that keep the government up and running.

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Must-See Congressional Hearings Go Back Decades

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nearly 20 million people tuned in to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate earlier this month. But other episodes in history have been just as dramatic.

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The Week In Politics: Comey, Comey And Comey

Saturday, June 10, 2017

James Comey's testimony and reactions to it dominated the week in politics.

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Comey Drama A Reminder Presidential Disaster Often Hits In Times Of High Confidence

Friday, June 09, 2017

In the hubris of the moment, having vanquished the world of electoral politics, a new or re-elected administration is fully confident of its mandate, and equally full of itself.

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Morning News Brief: Fallout From Leaked NSA Document

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The FBI arrested an NSA contractor for leaking a classified document describing Russian cyberattacks ahead of the 2016 U.S. election. British police have identified 2 of the 3 London attackers.

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Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election, Report Says

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The latest revelations about Russia's meddling with the 2016 U.S. presidential election have been uncovered just days ahead of a scheduled Senate hearing with former FBI Director James Comey.

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A Busy Week In Politics: Climate Pact, Russia Probe

Saturday, June 03, 2017

President Trump announced the U.S. will exit the climate deal, and there was more news about the Russia investigation. And next week, former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate.

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The Filibuster's Rise And Potential Fall: From 'Nuclear Weapon' To 'Six-Shooter'

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

President Trump has suggested the filibuster should be eliminated to move along his legislative agenda. How did we get here? Senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving explains in Ron's Office Hours.

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This Isn't 'Another Watergate' But It Plays As One On TV – And On Twitter

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Watergate happened before many Americans alive today were born. But President Trump was in his later 20s at the time and surely recalls the traumatic events that ruined a president.

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Comey's Removal Started A Whirlwind Week Of Politics

Saturday, May 13, 2017

In a stunning development this week, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Here's a look back at the biggest takeaways from this week in politics.

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The Week In Politics: Comey, Russia, Flynn, Secret Tapes?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The week in politics was busy, with the firing of James Comey, testimony of Sally Yates, ongoing investigations of Michael Flynn, and President Trump's suggestion of secret recordings.

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Democrats Question Timing Of James Comey's Dismissal From FBI

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Democrats are questioning the timing of Comey's firing after the White House said the FBI director was removed due to his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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FBI Director James Comey's Firing Resembles The Saturday Night Massacre

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

President Trump's firing of the FBI director is being compared to the Saturday Night Massacre, which was when President Richard Nixon dismissed independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

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Don't Count On The Senate To Save Obamacare, Or To Save The House

Sunday, May 07, 2017

The leaders and rank-and-file of the House know that what they have done so far is not yet law. It may not even qualify as a rough draft. Giant steps remain, and some in the GOP may well be grateful.

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The Future Of The GOP Health Care Plan

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The White House claimed a victory this week with the House passage of the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving joins Scott Simon to talk about the bill's prospects in the Senate.

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Trump's Messaging Keeps Friends Confused And Enemies More So

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The president has spent three days and nights in a frenzy of mixed messaging that amounts to counter-programming not only his rivals but his own administration, his own party and even himself.

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Trump Stars On Stage He Built Himself, Far From Washington

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This president speaks from platforms of his own choosing, apart from the usual venues of power. Creating a split-screen on his 100th day in office, Trump could inhabit and speak to a separate reality.

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