Ron Elving

Ron Elving appears in the following:

A Tale Of 2 (Convention) Cities Fearing A Second Wave Of COVID-19

Saturday, May 23, 2020

In the convention host cities of Milwaukee and Charlotte, people are wondering: As much as they wanted to host these events, is the price too high in terms of residents' exposure?

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Week in Politics: Biden Apologizes For Remarks, Trump Honors COVID-19 Victims

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Joe Biden apologizes for remarks he made on a Friday morning radio show popular with black millennials; President Trump continues to contradict CDC guidelines on the coronavirus.

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The Week In Politics: Pandemic Planning

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Congress has another huge coronavirus economic relief plan. Meanwhile, a former U.S. health official warns of a shrinking window of opportunity to deal with the pandemic before winter.

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Week In Politics: U.S. Jobs Report, DOJ Drops Criminal Case Against Michael Flynn

Saturday, May 09, 2020

NPR's Ron Elving talks about the historic U.S. unemployment rate, and the Justice Department's move to drop its criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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What It Means When Trump Doesn't Wear A Mask

Friday, May 08, 2020

Masks were in evidence when senators returned to work, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments remotely. But facewear appears out of fashion at the White House, at least for public events.

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Week In Politics

Saturday, May 02, 2020

NPR's Ron Elving and Scott Simon talk about Joe Biden's response on MSNBC to a sexual assault allegation against him. Plus, the latest on President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Can This President Be Reelected In An Economy This Bad?

Friday, May 01, 2020

In the extraordinarily volatile environment of this pandemic-election year, even a nightmare economy may not be as fatal for the incumbent as it would have been in the past.

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Science Becomes A Dividing Issue In Year Of Election And Pandemic

Sunday, April 26, 2020

As COVID-19 takes over the political conversation, Americans' ambivalence about science — and "experts" in general — is likely to come to the forefront.

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In COVID Briefings, Trump Again Relies On Both Shock And Strategic Retreat

Saturday, April 18, 2020

On reopening the economy, defunding the WHO and adjourning Congress, the president's style — aggressive strides forward in rhetoric, then a more realistic step back — was on display.

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The Week In Politics: White House Pushes To Restart U.S. Economy Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Saturday, April 18, 2020

We take a look at the president's plan to reopen the U.S. and push for an economic recovery while the number of infections and fatalities continue to climb.

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What Coronavirus Exposes About America's Political Divide

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The virus is disproportionately affecting people of color, primarily in densely populated cities. This is where the urban-rural rift also comes into play — and, consequently, a political one.

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The Week In Politics: Millions Of Jobs Lost, Small Businesses Flounder Amid Pandemic

Saturday, April 11, 2020

It was another week of conflicting messages from the White House about the coronavirus crisis.

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Epidemic Raises Question Of Whether We Truly Need Party Conventions Any More

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The national Democratic and Republican Party conventions are essentially the opposite of social distancing. Some are wondering if they're truly necessary any more, given the ongoing epidemic.

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In The 1930s, Works Program Spelled HOPE For Millions Of Jobless Americans

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Few episodes in American government have left as permanent an imprint on the national memory. And perhaps none has left so much of a visible legacy on the American landscape.

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Week In Politics: President Pauses In Epidemic To Gripe About Oversight

Saturday, April 04, 2020

After congressional insistence on an inspector general for coronavirus relief funds, Trump declared it yet another witch hunt. Meanwhile, he found another big effort for his son-in-law to head up.

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$2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Presents A Reckoning For Libertarians

Saturday, March 28, 2020

In years to come, how will fiscal conservatives who voted for $2 trillion attack the cost of budget items that will now look like rounding error or "decimal dust"?"

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Week In Politics: The White House's Response To The Coronavirus Crisis

Saturday, March 28, 2020

We discuss the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the points of tension between President Trump and some governors demanding more resources for their state.

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Trump Tries On The Mantle Of 'Wartime President'

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Consider the experiences of "wartime presidents" since FDR, including Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and both Presidents Bush, before deciding you want to be a wartime president.

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Week In Politics: Primaries During The Coronavirus Crisis

Saturday, March 21, 2020

We talk about the White House's handling of the coronavirus crisis and the timeline for the now-delayed democratic primaries in several states.

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Coronavirus Crisis: Still Dividing Americans More Than Uniting Them?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Most people have long since constructed their own method for sorting through competing sources of information and will rely on that method when deciding what to think and how to react in a crisis.

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