Ron Elving

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The Week In Politics

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Andrew McCabe and Rex Tillerson were fired, new sanctions were announced on Russia, and the Russia investigation continued.


The Night In 1968 When A Nation Watched An American Presidency Crumble

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fifty years ago almost to the day, anti-war activism led to President Lyndon Johnson's downfall. After a lackluster showing in the New Hampshire primary, he announced he would not seek reelection.


The Zombie Amendments To The Constitution You've Probably Never Heard Of

Saturday, March 10, 2018

They won't eat your brains, but technically, they still could come back to life. Not all the amendments that passed Congress have stood the test of ratification by the states.


What Would It Take To Repeal The 2nd Amendment?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Following the mass shooting in Florida, we've heard a lot of talk about guns. In this country, it's hard to restrict guns because of the Second Amendment. Is it time for that amendment to be repealed?


The History Of Government Shutdowns In The U.S.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the power, who gets the blame, and what does the history of these confrontations tell us about this current situation?


Does The Republican Tax Legislation Follow Through On Trump's Promises?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

President Trump laid out some principles for what the GOP tax bill would do. Now that the bill will soon become law, were those pledges kept? Our NPR Politics Podcast team discusses.


Will Tuesday's Election Results Interfere With GOP Plans For Tax Overhaul?

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Congress is dealing with a fast-approaching deadline set by President Trump: have a tax overhaul bill on his desk by Christmas. To achieve that, a process that takes months needs to happen in weeks.


News Brief: Sen. Flake Won't Seek Re-Election, Court Rules For Unauthorized Immigrant's Abortion

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he will not seek re-election in a speech lambasting President Trump. Also, a court has ruled in favor of an unauthorized immigrant's right to an abortion.


News Brief: North Korean Nukes, Trump's Response, Harvey's Toxic Effects

Monday, September 04, 2017

North Korea claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, which would be a big development in the country's nuclear program. Also, we have the latest on the U.S. response.


Washington Responds To Pyongyang

Monday, September 04, 2017

President Trump is set to make a decision on the Obama-era DACA program for immigrants. It's shaping up to be a major story this week, along with a response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.


A History Of Rivals In The White House

Sunday, August 06, 2017

It's not just staffers in the Trump White House who seem to hate each other. There's a rich tradition of White House rivalry and backstabbing throughout American history.


It's August, Do You Know Where Your Lawmakers Are?

Thursday, August 03, 2017

One big reason the Congress has not kept up with the regular schedule for budget and appropriations is the enormous investment of session time to health care — the issue that ate the calendar.


The Elusive Presidential Pivot Now Has A Name

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

All Trump has to do is let John Kelly take over, end the White House wars, focus on a unified agenda, repair relations with Congress and send a global signal to friends and adversaries alike.


Historical Lessons In Bipartisanship

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Senator John McCain this week called for a return to "regular order." The last time that worked in a big way was when the Senate overhauled the federal tax code.


Week In Politics: Health Care And Priebus Out, Kelly In

Saturday, July 29, 2017

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is out, and President Trump named Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to replace him.


Don't Look Away: Stuff Happens Fast In Trump's First Summer In Washington

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Even as the GOP's assault on Obamacare lurched and stumbled to a stop, America's attention was divided by other stories — some important, some of lesser consequence and some of greater shock value.


Morning News Brief: Health Care, Transgender Service Members, Foxconn, Charlie Gard

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Republicans continue debating health care plans while President Trump tweeted about transgender people in the military. Tony Romm of Recode discusses electronics-maker Foxconn's U.S. factory plans.


What Is The 'Regular Order' John McCain Longs To Return To On Health Care?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Regular order is not only a process but also a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.


President Trump Marks 6 Months In The White House

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday marks six months since President Trump took office. NPR looks back at the key moments, how they've shaped his presidency so far and what's left to come.


Trump's Big Repealing Deal: 8 Takeaways On The Senate's Health Care Meltdown Moment

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there might not have made the difference.