Ron Elving appears in the following:
Friday, September 04, 2015
Hillary Clinton goes to Puerto Rico on Friday to thank voters there for past support in the primaries, and offering her support for more lenient treatment of the island's mounting public debt.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
President Obama may have secured enough votes to keep his Iran deal intact, but potential problems loom for Congress on the debt ceiling, highway funding and a possible government shutdown.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
With the approval of Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, announced Wednesday, President Obama has secured enough support in Congress to sustain his nuclear deal with Iran.
Monday, August 17, 2015
The wisdom of the crowd is at the heart of the democratic ideal. Someone is saying something others want to hear. But if you've looked at crowds from both sides, you know they can also be misleading.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Bad news for Hillary Clinton this week regarding her private email server seems to be good news for Bernie Sanders. And despite scandals, Donald Trump continues to overshadow the other GOP candidates.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Laughed at just months ago, Donald Trump was not only included in Thursday's GOP debate but featured literally at its vortex. He was still the star of the show but no longer a show unto himself.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Donald Trump surely broke the rules this past weekend, but he never agreed to play by any other than his own. And this has already proved appealing, even compelling, to millions of Americans.
Friday, July 10, 2015
In the long run, "the Sanders summer" is likely to boost Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House. Indeed, from her perspective, Bernie Sanders may be the ideal rival en route to the nomination.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Many a great-granddaddy buried in rebel gray has been rolling over in his grave for some years now.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.