Ron Elving appears in the following:
Saturday, January 21, 2023
The U.S. reaches its $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, setting the stage for a game of chicken between President Biden and House Republicans. And a fruitless Supreme Court investigation.
Saturday, January 21, 2023
We have been here before. But this time the House's new Republican majority is largely driven by a faction that says it will hold the debt limit vote as a hostage to win policy changes.
Saturday, January 14, 2023
The discovery of classified documents at President Biden's home and former office puts him in a tricky political situation. Also, what's ahead for Congressman George Santos and the nation's economy.
Monday, January 09, 2023
Newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's 15 rounds of voting were the most a speaker has endured since the 1850s. What does the politically fraught ascent mean for McCarthy?
Sunday, January 08, 2023
The memory of the speakership fights leading up to the Civil War remind us that the consequences of dysfunction in the national government affect us all.
Saturday, January 07, 2023
It took five days and 15 tries, but Kevin McCarthy was finally elected speaker of the House. What it means for the Republican Party and the next two years.
Thursday, January 05, 2023
Both Kevin McCarthy and the nominee for speaker a century ago represented a party establishment regarded with hostility by a potent faction of the party. They became the embodiment of its grievances.
Monday, January 02, 2023
The standing ovation was for Sens. Leahy and Shelby and for their work. But in a sense it was also celebrating an idea – one more often praised than practiced – the idea of Congress itself.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
This year saw President Biden's first State of the Union address, revelations from the House committee investigating Jan. 6, former President Trump's campaign announcement and much more.
Saturday, December 10, 2022
A win for Democrats in Georgia followed by a defection from the party, as Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema announces that she's now an Independent.
Sunday, December 04, 2022
Rep. McCarthy is still likely to win the House Speaker role on January 3rd. However, managing the majority and achieving its legislative and political goals in another matter.
Saturday, December 03, 2022
A change in the Democrat's presidential nominating calendar is under consideration, significant support in the Senate for same-sex marriage, and more trouble for former President Trump.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
President Biden is celebrating his 80th birthday on Sunday. The oldest president to serve, he's contemplating whether to make good on his intention to run for a second term.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to step down from party leadership will usher in a new generation of Democrats in the House. Also, Donald Trump's announcement to run for president again.
Friday, November 18, 2022
Two books about the late senator are out. John Farrell's book is called, Ted Kennedy: A Life. Neal Gabler's book is titled, Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Historically, first midterms are cold showers for the occupant of the White House.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Republicans endorsed by former President Trump fared poorly in this week's midterm elections, a sign that his influence may be waning or becoming counterproductive.
Sunday, November 06, 2022
The two books, written by veteran journalists, depict a political landscape that few Americans could have foreseen less than a decade ago and offer a hint at the future.
Saturday, November 05, 2022
Election Day is Tuesday. Many people are already voting and both issues and tribalism are driving their votes.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
We look at the attack on Speaker Pelosi's husband, the tenor of the midterm elections as well as the waning appetite among Republicans for continued support of Ukraine.