Ron Elving

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Why Trump Continues To Forge An Unlikely Bond With Religious Conservatives

Monday, December 18, 2017

It is not that conservative evangelicals think Trump is one of them, but rather that they believe he is being used by God. As the Bible says, "By their fruits ye shall know them." (Matthew 7:20)

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Republicans Turn To Taxes After Alabama Defeat

Saturday, December 16, 2017

After a big political loss in the Alabama Senate race, Republicans are focusing on securing their first major legislative victory: passing a tax overhaul bill.

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A Refresher On Anita Hill And Clarence Thomas

Sunday, December 10, 2017

In the wake of today's #MeToo moment, the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas and the testimony of Anita Hill have new resonance.

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Week In Politics: Resignations, Tax Bill, Roy Moore

Saturday, December 09, 2017

From congressmen announcing their resignations to the federal government averting shutdown, the week in politics has felt more like months.

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Will Tuesday's Election Results Interfere With GOP Plans For Tax Overhaul?

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Congress is dealing with a fast-approaching deadline set by President Trump: have a tax overhaul bill on his desk by Christmas. To achieve that, a process that takes months needs to happen in weeks.

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News Brief: Sen. Flake Won't Seek Re-Election, Court Rules For Unauthorized Immigrant's Abortion

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he will not seek re-election in a speech lambasting President Trump. Also, a court has ruled in favor of an unauthorized immigrant's right to an abortion.

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News Brief: North Korean Nukes, Trump's Response, Harvey's Toxic Effects

Monday, September 04, 2017

North Korea claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, which would be a big development in the country's nuclear program. Also, we have the latest on the U.S. response.

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Washington Responds To Pyongyang

Monday, September 04, 2017

President Trump is set to make a decision on the Obama-era DACA program for immigrants. It's shaping up to be a major story this week, along with a response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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