Ron Elving

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How Key Republicans Helped Obama To Biggest Week Of His Second Term

Friday, June 26, 2015

Their role in moving major issues in the president's direction — from health care and trade to same-sex marriage and the Confederate flag — was remarkable.


Today At The High Court, A Triumph For Gay Rights Advocates

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court dealt same-sex marriage advocates a historic victory Friday, ruling 5-4 that states must license and recognize same-sex marriage. For more, David Greene speaks with NPR's Ron Elving.


Dixie's Long Journey From Democratic Stronghold To Republican Redoubt

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Many a great-granddaddy buried in rebel gray has been rolling over in his grave for some years now.


#TBT: White House Hopefuls Be Jammin'

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The country may have serious problems, but we apparently do not want a president who takes himself (or herself) too seriously.


5 Things You Should Know About Donald Trump

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"The Donald" has high national name recognition and has made forays into politics before. He was once one of several contenders for the nomination of the Reform Party and won a primary.


Drama On The Docket: High Court's Term Set To End With Slate Of Big Cases

Monday, June 15, 2015

It's crunch time for the U.S. Supreme Court, as consequential decisions will be coming soon. The biggest issues left: same-sex marriages, subsidies under Obamacare and lethal injection drugs.


5 Things You Should Know About Lincoln Chafee

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

In 2002, Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the use of force to oust Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Some Republican colleagues referred to him as "the missing Linc."


5 Things You Should Know About George Pataki

Thursday, May 28, 2015

For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he's running for president.


Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.


When Is A Filibuster Not Really a Filibuster? When It Looks Like A Filibuster

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Filibusters were once reserved for the gravest existential issues. Rand Paul's long hours Wednesday were about liberty, the Constitution and the need to stand out in a field of presidential hopefuls.


Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Emails from informal adviser Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya have been subpoenaed by a House committee. He's no stranger to controversy, but Clinton says he's just an old friend.


Remembering A Former House Speaker Whose Fall Signaled New Era Of Polarization

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The short line of Jim Wright's bio is that he made history as the first speaker of the House to resign under pressure, and his fall signaled the rise of a long era of partisan divide.


How Vietnam Put Picking Presidents In The Hands Of The People

Friday, May 01, 2015

After the Vietnam era, it's hard to see how either party could dial back on its commitment to letting the people - at least those active in party voting - be the deciders of presidential nominations.


Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Friday, April 24, 2015

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.


'Hillary Clinton' Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The Rodham?

Monday, April 13, 2015

The former first lady and secretary of state has staked out her own ground. But it's notable that as she runs to be the first female president, she has dropped the maiden name that was once a staple.


2016 Presidential Field Expands; Obama Returns From Americas Summit

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton has made it official: she's running for president in 2016. Sen. Marco Rubio is set to announce his presidential plans Monday. In Panama, leaders wrapped up the Summit of the Americas.


How Senate Democrats Will Choose Their Next Leader

Friday, March 27, 2015

Closed-door leadership elections are held on a given day, but really take place over years of interaction and commerce among caucus members. Ideology and issues are not the paramount concern.


Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.


With Sen. Dan Coats' Retirement, One More Gone From The Old School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

These days, flying with both the defense hawks who want more money for the Pentagon and the budget hawks who want to attack the deficit has become more difficult within the GOP.


5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that has spent much of its sparkle.