Ron Elving

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Week In Politics

Saturday, August 17, 2019

American politics are echoing in the streets of Jerusalem and Hong Kong while fears of a recession are taking hold here at home.

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How Does One Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Mitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office have been able to wield it with this kind of result.

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The U.S. Once Had A Ban On Assault Weapons — Why Did It Expire?

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

To secure enough votes in 1994, the ban's sponsors in Congress accepted a "sunset provision" — meaning it would last 10 years but need to be reauthorized. Politics in the U.S. changed.

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Week In Politics

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said this week that when the Senate returns from recess in September, gun laws will be "front and center."

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Special Coverage: Trump Delivers Remarks After Two Weekend Mass Shootings

Monday, August 05, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in response to two weekend shootings — one is El Paso, Texas, where a gunman opened fire at a Walmart, The other was in Dayton, Ohio.

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Biden Bears Slings And Arrows But Battles Through Another Democratic Debate

Thursday, August 01, 2019

In format and style, the second CNN debate was almost a clone of the first. Once again, the emphasis was on finding points of contention and stoking the tension between candidates.

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Sanders And Warren Stand Together: Takeaways From Tuesday's Democratic Debate

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The candidates' preparation level was high for this event in part because the stakes have risen so far, so fast.

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How Democratic Candidates Have Wrestled With The Question Of The Death Penalty

Monday, July 29, 2019

A look at the politics associated with the death penalty especially in presidential election cycles. Most Americans think it would be a bad idea to abolish the death penalty.

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Week In Politics: Robert Mueller Hearing And Growing Concerns Over Russian Meddling

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Robert Mueller has spoken; Republicans want to move on, Democrats don't. Meanwhile, more concerns about potential Russian tampering in the 2020 election.

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The Week In Politics: Trump's Remarks Attacking 4 Congresswomen

Saturday, July 20, 2019

President Trump's Sunday tweets, his doubling down and then his attempt to distance himself dominated the political news cycle.

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With Latest Nativist Rhetoric, Trump Takes America Back To Where It Came From

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

By repeating that these immigrants are "not ... you," the president defined them as "the other" in stark terms. The battle lines could not be more clear in a conflict nearly as old as America itself.

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Cities And Immigrants Drove Census Controversy — 100 Years Ago

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A century ago, debate over immigration and urban-rural power stalled congressional action on the results of the census. The tensions that mattered then still persist a century later.

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Week In Politics

Saturday, July 06, 2019

A census citizenship question remains unsettled while Democratic presidential candidates go to Iowa.

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The Democratic Party Attempts To Pivot To The Future — Ready Or Not

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The new faces on stage personified the change. Three were in their 30s, four in their 40s, with six women, five people of color and an Indiana mayor who mentioned his husband in his first answer.

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Week In Politics

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Democratic candidates are trying to clarify positions they took during this week's debates while also capitalizing on any momentum they received.

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What Trump May Be Missing In Those Polls He Calls Fake

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Polls taken 18 months before an election are not predictive, but they have sent signals that proved helpful when heeded by presidents in the past.

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Week In Politics

Saturday, June 22, 2019

President Trump called off an attack that was intended as retaliation for Iran's shooting down of a U.S. military drone.

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Week In Politics

Saturday, June 15, 2019

President Trump now says he would alert the FBI if a foreign power offered him dirt on a political opponent.

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Fear Of Foreign Interference In U.S. Elections Dates From Nation's Founding

Friday, June 14, 2019

The comments of President Trump regarding foreign governments offering negative information about a political rival have renewed fears as old as the republic itself.

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Key Nixon Accuser Returns To Capitol With Sights Set On Another President

Monday, June 10, 2019

John Dean's willingness to compare Nixon and Trump, and to link their handling of investigations into their election campaigns, explains why he is expected to prompt live TV coverage again.

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