Ron Elving

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Trump's Attempt To Refocus Campaign Gets Obscured By One Blinding Final Debate Moment

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Donald Trump refused to say he would honor election results and was unsuccessful in changing the narrative that is enveloping his campaign. Hillary Clinton fired as many taunts as Trump landed blows.


Dark Talk Of A Rigged Election Signals New Emphasis For Trump Campaign

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

For as long as tales of voter fraud have had currency among conservatives, the notion of liberal media bias has been an article of faith for even longer. The combination has become central for Trump.


Round 2 Of Clinton-Trump Proves Combative — But Provides No Knockout

Monday, October 10, 2016

While it could be said Donald Trump upped his game in Sunday's debate, he still did not reach the level at which the carefully prepared and rehearsed Hillary Clinton has functioned in both debates.


Here's Why So Many Republicans Deserted Trump This Time Around

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Blame the substance, the tape, the timing or the "tipping point," but the surge of Republican desertions happened because Trump's offense hit them where they live — both personally and politically.


Trump Responds Amid Backlash To His 2005 Crude Comments About Women

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Donald Trump is facing withering criticism for crude sexual comments he made with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in 2005 before an interview for the show.


VP Debate Throws Another Curve Into 2016's Long And Winding Road

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

All thoughts of a mild-mannered and orderly VP debate were soon abandoned. Instead of elevating the discussion, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence submerged their better natures in uncharacteristic bickering.


Vice Presidential Debates Have Mattered Before. Here's A Look Back

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The winning presidential ticket has come away with no worse than a draw in eight of the nine vice presidential debates to date. Here's what you need to know.


Vice Presidential Debates Provide Memorable Moments Of Campaigns Past

Monday, October 03, 2016

Vice presidential debates are rarely consequential in elections, but they have provided some of the most indelible moments from campaigns in the past.


Who Came Out Ahead In The First Clinton-Trump Debate?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On this occasion, the often dour Clinton gave way to beaming smiles and occasional chuckles. Trump had just one salient objective — to project a calm and presidential air — yet struggled with it.


Clinton, Trump To Face Off At New York's Hofstra In First Presidential Debate

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in their first debate Monday night, with high stakes for both candidates.


Live! From New York! It's Monday Night! And Possibly The Most-Watched Debate

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This campaign cycle's primary debates grew heated as the contests on each side became more competitive but those debates map pale in comparison to Monday's general election debate.


With Donald Trump's Birther Spin, He's Crossed A Line

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Donald Trump has found it possible not only to circumvent the media and defy them, but to exploit their power and discredit their judgment at the same time.


Trump Makes Nice In Mexico, Talks Tougher Than Ever Just Hours Later In Phoenix

Thursday, September 01, 2016

If this was the opportunity for a turnaround speech that changed the broad public perception of the candidate, it was a moment not only missed but thrust away with both hands.


Explaining Clinton's 'Rope-A-Dope' Strategy Vs. Trump's Whistle-Stopping

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton seems to be running an almost closeted campaign in the "front porch" style of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle-stopping" style that came next.


Channeling Sinatra? Trump Says He Has Regrets, But Too Few To Mention

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Do Donald Trump's comments about regret signal a new phase in the phenomenon? They might as easily be heard as a variation on what Trump has sounded from the beginning: Same song, different verse.


Why Are The Media Obsessed With Trump's Controversies And Not Clinton's?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

While less than shocking by Washington standards, the latest emails between Clinton foundation and State Department staff underscore existing concerns about Hillary Clinton's ethics and transparency.


The Week Ahead In Politics

Sunday, August 07, 2016

It's been a rough week for Donald Trump's campaign — but his opponent, Hillary Clinton has had her stumbles as well. Ailsa Chang gets a rundown from NPR's Ron Elving.


A Pivotal For Week For Donald Trump

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The presidential race enters the sprint to the general election in November, but already Donald Trump's fortunes seem to be changing rapidly.


Donald Trump Might Be In Real Trouble This Time

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The freewheeling personality that had been a wellspring of success has become a gusher of miscues and offenses — at precisely the wrong time.


Clinton And The DNC: A Crisis Not Merely Survived, But Transcended

Friday, July 29, 2016

Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the Democratic Party's gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management.