Ron Elving

Ron Elving appears in the following:

Week in politics: Dueling border visits, immigration reform, Biden on Gaza

Saturday, March 02, 2024

There is little chance of comprehensive immigration reform despite broad agreement for its need and rising public concern about it.


Week in politics: Roe v. Wade and the presidential race; 2 years of Russia's invasion

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Reverberations of the Supreme Court's 2022 decision to overturn federal abortion protections are likely to figure into November's elections.


Week in politics: Biden wants House Republicans to pass aid to Ukraine

Saturday, February 17, 2024

President Biden wants the U.S. to forcefully counter Russian aggression but additional aid to Ukraine is being held up by House Republicans.


Week in politics: Biden cleared in classified documents case, Trump faces charges

Saturday, February 10, 2024

A special counsel questioned Pres. Biden's mental acuity while saying he should not be indicted concerning his handling of classified documents. Meanwhile former Pres. Trump faces criminal charges.


Week in politics: Trump owes E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million, aims to tanks border deal

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Former President Trump owes former columnist E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million for defaming her. Meanwhile he wants to scuttle a Senate deal on tightening restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border.


Week in politics: Trump leads polls ahead of Iowa caucus; Biden and Pentagon chief

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Bad weather and a commanding Trump lead may take some of the excitement out of the Iowa caucuses. Meanwhile President Biden is juggling world events and a restless Democratic party.


Week in politics: Biden and January 6, Senators negotiating border legislation

Saturday, January 06, 2024

President Biden points to January 6, 2021, as a reminder of what's at stake in the 2024 presidential election.


Week in politics: Haley's gaffe, Trump on primary ballots, Biden and southern border

Saturday, December 30, 2023

We look at the impact of Nikki Haley's gaffe on the campaign trail, Trump's place on the Michigan and Maine primary ballots and what Biden can do about tightening security at the southern border.


Week in politics: Biden calls Israel's bombing 'indiscriminate,' Zelenskyy in the U.S.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

We look at President Biden's use of the word "indiscriminate" to describe Israel's bombing in Gaza, as well as the ongoing quest by some House Republicans to impeach him.


Week in politics: Trump claims he'll be a dictator, Hunter Biden's legal troubles

Saturday, December 09, 2023

We look at former President Donald Trump's claim that should he win the 2024 elections, he'd be a dictator for the first day in office. We also look at Hunter Biden's legal troubles.


Week in politics: George Santos expelled; aid to Israel and Ukraine; remembrances

Saturday, December 02, 2023

A new vacancy in the House after lawmakers vote to expel GOP member George Santos; negotiations over military aid to Israel and Ukraine; remembering Henry Kissinger and Sandra Day O'Connor.


As Biden celebrates his birthday, candles on the cake are adding to a problem

Sunday, November 19, 2023

A birthday and a spate of bad polls highlight the one weakness Biden cannot really address. He was 78 when he took office. He'd be 86 leaving a second term.


Week in politics: Congress halts a government shutdown

Saturday, November 18, 2023

A government shutdown is averted for now, yet tempers flared on Capitol Hill before lawmakers left town this week. Meanwhile, President Biden met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.


Week in politics: Biden under pressure as Gaza death toll rises

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Increasing pressure on the Biden administration over its stance on Israel, effective paralysis in the House of Representatives over government funding, election wins Tuesday encourage Democrats.


Mike Johnson's speakership marks a new phase in the white evangelical-GOP alliance

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Johnson's election is the latest and perhaps most consequential event to date in the alliance of white evangelical Christians with the Republican Party.


Week in politics: New Speaker elected; Biden's foreign policy changes

Saturday, October 28, 2023

The week in politics ushered in a new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives — after 22 days — and more foreign policy challenges for the Biden administration.


Week in politics: Speaker nominee drops out; Biden asks Congress for military aid

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Another Republican nominee for speaker of the House of Representatives dropped out. And President Biden tries to galvanize support for aid for two wars.


Israel's battle with Hamas recalls Yom Kippur War and its fateful effects

Friday, October 20, 2023

It is too soon to know whether current events will be nearly as momentous as those of 1973 — for the region, for the U.S. or for the world at large. But it is also possible they could be more so.


Week in politics: War in the Middle East; Biden's immigration plan; GOP House Speaker

Saturday, October 14, 2023

We look at how the White House is considering an expanded war in the Middle East, as well as President Biden's immigration plan and the latest on the quest for a new Republican House Speaker.


Week in politics: Speaker McCarthy's ouster; Trump's fraud trial

Saturday, October 07, 2023

We look at the ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy by his own party, as well as former President Donald Trump's fraud trial in New York.