Ron Elving

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Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This week will see a reveal of the White House's tax plan and the end of President Trump's first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.

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The 'First 100 Days' Presidential Benchmark Goes Back To FDR And Napoleon

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump's first 100 days in office are almost over. He says he's done more than any president to date. But where did the idea of the 'first 100 days' come from?

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'Shattered' Picks Through The Broken Pieces Of Hillary Clinton's Dream

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A new book goes behind the scenes of Clinton's presidential bid. "There is no Big Reveal," says NPR's Ron Elving. "Instead we get a slow-building case against [her campaign's] concept and execution."

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Words You'll Hear: 'Nuclear Option'

Sunday, April 02, 2017

We consider what might happen if Senate Republicans resort to the "nuclear option" of changing Senate rules to thwart a potential Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Trump is known for his negotiating in real estate and show business, and the craft of the bluff was key to his Art of the Deal. But when this bluff was called, he did not have the cards or the votes.

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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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