Ron Elving

Ron Elving appears in the following:

The Week In Politics: Kanye West At The White House, The Jamal Khashoggi Case

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The rapper's meeting with President Trump raised eyebrows, and the disappearance of a journalist in a Saudi consulate in Turkey has brought the spotlight again on Washington's relations with Riyadh.


Kavanaugh Confirmation Likely

Saturday, October 06, 2018

The likely confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court cements a conservative majority on the court and fulfills a long-held Republican goal.


Will The Kavanaugh Saga Leave Bruises That Heal Or Permanent Scars?

Friday, October 05, 2018

The fight over the nomination rises from the emotional cauldron that boiled through the 2016 campaign and has simmered ever since.


What's Next For Kavanaugh

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The delay in the Supreme Court confirmation process reflects how deeply affected Americans have been by this week's testimony.


Washington's Latest New Normal: High Court Nominees Stop Playing Nice

Friday, September 28, 2018

Given the national audience for Ford on TV, Kavanaugh's scorched-earth defense may have been his only chance — the one way to prevent Republican defections and keep the White House on his side.


Americans Tune In To Watch Senate Testimony From Christine Blasey Ford And Kavanaugh

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Televisions across the country were tuned to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday as Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was assaulted as a teenager by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Why Thomas Confirmation Hearings Resonate Now More Than Ever

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Throughout the turmoil in Washington, D.C., over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, the historical backdrop has been the 1991 confrontation between Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill.


Sen. Grassley Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time To Consider Options

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's path to confirmation hit a roadblock after allegations of sexual assault decades ago. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants Christine Blasey Ford to testify.


Anita Hill's Challenge To Clarence Thomas: A Tale Of 2 Lives And 3 Elections

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The electoral connection was critical throughout the Thomas nomination process. Two elections that took place in the 1980s were not only preludes but determinants of the drama that would unfold.


In Hurricane's Wake, Trump Again Tackles Uneasy Role As 'Consoler-In-Chief'

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Trump visits North Carolina on Wednesday, with the impact of Hurricane Florence still setting in. No president finds these moments easy, but some have met the challenge better than others.


Ken Starr's Memoir 'Contempt' Looks At The Rocky Road To Clinton Impeachment

Monday, September 10, 2018

"An indulgent and prosperous nation readily forgave Bill Clinton and instead blamed the prosecutor," Starr writes of investigating the president. "That would be me."


Bob Woodward Paints A Presidential Portrait Like No Other For Donald Trump

Sunday, September 09, 2018

In this account by the longtime journalist, President Trump appears convinced that the same braggadocio that made him rich and made him president will make the world conform to his own view of it.


Saturday Politics: Kavanaugh, The Mysterious Op-Ed

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Washington is recovering from a week of Supreme Court hearings and the publication of an anonymous op-ed that rattled the White House.


Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Thursday, September 06, 2018

For the Democrats, these hearings are not an exercise in shaping the Supreme Court. They are a series of appeals to their supporters to sympathize with the futility of their predicament.


Excerpt: 'Monica' From Ken Starr's Forthcoming Memoir 'Contempt'

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Ken Starr offers his first detailed public reflections of the independent counsel probe of President Clinton, 20 years later. Here you can read the first published excerpt — a chapter titled "Monica."


Former Presidents Bush and Obama Eulogize John McCain

Saturday, September 01, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon, Kelsey Snell and Ron Elving host coverage of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama speaking at the funeral for John McCain.


Week In Politics: The Week Of McCain

Saturday, September 01, 2018

We recap the week in politics, including multiple services for the late Sen. John McCain.


McCain's Clashes With Trump

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sen. McCain frequently clashed with President Trump, especially over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017.


Week In Politics: Trump And Sessions, McCain, David Pecker

Saturday, August 25, 2018

We recap the week in politics, including President Trump's latest public criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


Expect An Autumn Of Outrage: Both Parties On Offense In Bruising Midterm Campaigns

Thursday, August 23, 2018

As the summer winds down and the fall campaigns gear up, it appears both parties plan a strategy of criminalizing the opposition and calling on the faithful to cleanse the nation's capital.