Ron Elving

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Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

Sunday, August 20, 2017

President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.


Week In Politics: Charlottesville, Bannon

Saturday, August 19, 2017

President Trump's chief strategist is out, and Republicans criticized the president's handling of the violence in Charlottesville — all as legislation remains stalled.


New Biography Of Lincoln's Secretary Of War Reveals A Resilient Man, Haunted By Grief

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

NPR's Ron Elving reviews a massive new tome on the life of Edwin Stanton, certainly one of the most contentious and controversial figures in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet of rivals.


A History Of Rivals In The White House

Sunday, August 06, 2017

It's not just staffers in the Trump White House who seem to hate each other. There's a rich tradition of White House rivalry and backstabbing throughout American history.


It's August, Do You Know Where Your Lawmakers Are?

Thursday, August 03, 2017

One big reason the Congress has not kept up with the regular schedule for budget and appropriations is the enormous investment of session time to health care — the issue that ate the calendar.


The Elusive Presidential Pivot Now Has A Name

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

All Trump has to do is let John Kelly take over, end the White House wars, focus on a unified agenda, repair relations with Congress and send a global signal to friends and adversaries alike.


Historical Lessons In Bipartisanship

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Senator John McCain this week called for a return to "regular order." The last time that worked in a big way was when the Senate overhauled the federal tax code.


Week In Politics: Health Care And Priebus Out, Kelly In

Saturday, July 29, 2017

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is out, and President Trump named Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to replace him.


Don't Look Away: Stuff Happens Fast In Trump's First Summer In Washington

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Even as the GOP's assault on Obamacare lurched and stumbled to a stop, America's attention was divided by other stories — some important, some of lesser consequence and some of greater shock value.


Morning News Brief: Health Care, Transgender Service Members, Foxconn, Charlie Gard

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Republicans continue debating health care plans while President Trump tweeted about transgender people in the military. Tony Romm of Recode discusses electronics-maker Foxconn's U.S. factory plans.


What Is The 'Regular Order' John McCain Longs To Return To On Health Care?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Regular order is not only a process but also a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.


President Trump Marks 6 Months In The White House

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday marks six months since President Trump took office. NPR looks back at the key moments, how they've shaped his presidency so far and what's left to come.


Trump's Big Repealing Deal: 8 Takeaways On The Senate's Health Care Meltdown Moment

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there might not have made the difference.


9 Questions About The Debt Ceiling, Answered

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"It's time for this again?" you ask. Yes. Yes it is. Now you can be prepared for the upcoming battle.


Trump-Russia Nexus Recalls Long History Of Shadow Campaigns

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Whatever actual impact previous foreign entanglements may have had, the stories persist — if only because they feed such powerful thoughts of "what might have been."


Political Debates Over Health Care Go Back Decades

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The debate over government's role in health care has been all-consuming recently. But it's not for the first time. Democrats and Republicans have been at odds on this issue for decades.


Trump Puts A Twist On The Meaning Of 'Bully Pulpit'

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

For Teddy Roosevelt, it was a way of saying the presidency was a matchless opportunity to raise consciousness, to lecture if you will — relying on independent media to convey the president's ideas.


As Trump Travels To Summit, Congress May Be Reasserting Itself On Foreign Affairs

Friday, June 30, 2017

Congress has generally followed a pattern of deferring to the executive on foreign policy. For decades Congress has usually let the president take the lead — and take the heat when things go wrong.


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.


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.