Ron Elving

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Wrapping Up A Jam-Packed Political Week

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Investigations into Russia and the election, hearings on Neil Gorsuch, and the defeat of the GOP health plan were the big political stories of the week.

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House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Republican leaders are trying to bridge the divide on their bill to alter the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving explains the options available to them, and the potential consequences of failure.

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GOP Leaders Struggle To Secure Votes On Health Care

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NPR takes a look at how political deals are made and what conversations are likely happening on Capitol Hill Thursday to get some "no" votes on the Republican health care bill to switch to "yes."

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Gorsuch Hearing For Top Court Lacks The High Drama Of Those In Recent Past

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Neil Gorsuch kept an even keel throughout the day, rarely betraying more than a hint of impatience or pique. He smiled a lot, made jokes about family and matched the mood of each of his interrogators.

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How Nominees Master The Art Of The Non-Answer In Senate Hearings

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NPR takes a look at the art of sitting through hours of questions in a Senate hearing and giving articulate, well-crafted answers, while at the same time not really answering.

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A Recap Of A Busy Week For President Trump

Saturday, March 04, 2017

We go over the stories of the week in politics, from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal to President Trump's joint address, and look ahead to a revised travel ban and Obamacare repeal efforts.

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Seeming Presidential At Last, Trump Tries To Balance His Political Elements

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The success of the big speech strategy seemed immediately apparent. Media coverage was largely positive, even laudatory. Snap polls showed big majorities found the speech optimistic and uplifting.

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Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

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What To Expect From Trump's Tuesday Address To Congress

Saturday, February 25, 2017

When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.

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President Trump Seems Determined To Continue The Permanent Campaign

Friday, February 17, 2017

The president seemed as concerned with how he won the presidency as he was about his actual presidency. And this weekend he will once again be rallying like it's 2016.

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In Flynn's Fall, Signs Of Potentially Deeper Problem In Trump's White House

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The spectacle of national security adviser Michael Flynn's sudden fall from grace is all too convenient a metaphor for the first four weeks of life in the Trump White House.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Trump's Immigration Order

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate President Trump's executive order on immigration, which barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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DOJ, States Argue Whether To Lift Suspension Of Trump's Travel Ban

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether to reinstate the executive order on immigration Tuesday. A federal judge in Washington put a temporary restraining order on the policy last Friday.

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Appeals Court Considers Whether To Lift Stay On Immigration Order

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's immigration ban. The order was halted by a lower court last Friday.

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Pence Becomes First VP To Break Senate Tie Over Cabinet Nomination

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Mike Pence is not the first vice president to break any Senate tie, though; the right gives vice presidents a rare chance to be in the limelight and cast a consequential vote that makes a difference.

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A Fortnight To Remember: The Trump Presidency Bursts Into Being

Monday, February 06, 2017

Trump is the focal point not only of national political events, but of national attention, period. When was the last time football was so overshadowed in the media the week before the Super Bowl?

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A History Of Supreme Court Nominations, And Fights Over Confirmations

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Senate pushback on nominations for Supreme Court justices has been more common than most people think, especially over the last half-century.

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Week In Politics: Supreme Court, Cabinet Confirmations And A Spat With Schwarzenegger

Saturday, February 04, 2017

President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, had Rex Tillerson confirmed for secretary of state and insulted Arnold Schwarzenegger in a busy political week.

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Gorsuch Pick For Top Court Fulfills Trump Campaign Pledge, Confirms Democrats' Fears

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

It was impossible to clone Antonin Scalia, anchor of the court's conservative wing for a generation. But Trump seemed resolved to come as close as he could, and that led him to the man from Colorado.

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Hopes And Anxieties Marked Inauguration Day

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president on an Inauguration Day marked by both celebrations and protests.

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