Ron Elving

Ron Elving appears in the following:

Week In Politics: Biden Prepares To Tackle The Coronavirus Crisis

Saturday, November 21, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden makes plans to address the drastically worsening coronavirus crisis as President Trump focuses on subverting the election results.


Former President Obama Tells His Story His Way — And Makes His Case For History

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Obama's ascent thrilled millions but also stirred a countermovement that is still on the march. His new memoir, A Promised Land, covers his rise through the second year of his presidency.


The Tradition Of A Candidate Concession Is Far More Than Mere Courtesy

Sunday, November 08, 2020

The concession has become an unofficial touch point in the process of American elections, especially when one party gives up the presidency, signaling a commitment to the peaceful transfer of power.


Biden Has A Historic Opportunity Amidst Pandemic Challenges

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Biden will take the presidency during the "most difficult time in history."


Week In Politics: Joe Biden Leads In Key States As Votes Continue To Be Counted

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Slow and steady vote counts days after the election, with Joe Biden leading in key swing states. President Trump calls shenanigans, and his team looks into legal options.


There Will Be Superlatives: Trump Is About To Make History, No Matter What Happens

Sunday, November 01, 2020

In a week "unlike any other" featuring "the most important election of our lives," let us remember there will be events that are legitimately extraordinary. Actual records will in fact be broken.


Week In Politics: What The Polls Are Saying, Days Before Election Day

Saturday, October 31, 2020

With just days to go, the 2020 campaign is proving to be a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency more than anything else.


At Race's End, Trump's Rallies Recall Other Late Lunges In White House History

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

What do you do when Election Day is a week away, you're down in the polls and more than 60 million votes have already been cast? If you're President Trump, you hit the road.


Week In Politics: Breaking Down Trump And Biden's Last Presidential Debate

Saturday, October 24, 2020

With the election fast approaching we discuss the implications of this week's debate between President Trump and Joe Biden.


Week In Politics: Trump And Biden's Two Town Halls

Saturday, October 17, 2020

A tale of two town halls, with a rapid-fire grilling for President Trump in Miami, and divergent assessments from Trump and Joe Biden on where the U.S. is heading with the pandemic.


The Week In Politics

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Ron Elving joins Scott Simon to discuss the concerns over the president's recovery from COVID-19, where the U.S Senate stands on the next coronavirus relief bill and more.


Trump's COVID-19 Diagnosis Recalls History Of Secrecy On Presidential Health

Monday, October 05, 2020

Few occasions of historical importance have been so shrouded in mystery — and even outright deception — as the health emergencies of world leaders. Here are some of the more egregious examples.


President Trump Confirmed As 'Patient' At Walter Reed Hospital

Saturday, October 03, 2020

President Trump has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus. Doctors gave an update on his condition Saturday.


Week In Politics: President Trump, First Lady Test Positive For The Coronavirus

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Just weeks before the election, President Trump and his wife have joined the more than 7 million Americans who've tested positive for the coronavirus.


The Rules For A Peaceful Transition Of Power Between Presidents

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Since 1797, each president has peacefully handed over power to the next. President Trump has raised the specter of a disputed election. What might happen if he refuses to accept the results?


Presidential Votes Have Been Too Close To Call And Even Too Close to Count

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The uncertainty of past U.S. elections may not offer an adequate model given the magnitude of this year's problems and the apparent determination of the incumbent to resist any adverse results.


Week In Politics: President Trump To Announce Supreme Court Nominee

Saturday, September 26, 2020

A pending announcement of a nominee to the Supreme Court, the GOP push for a swift confirmation, and the president refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power.


Partisan Reaction To Loss Of Ginsburg Shows How Much Else Has Been Lost

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

While the rancor facing our democracy did not begin with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death — or even with the Trump presidency — having these events coincide has deepened the shadows on the road ahead.


Latest Tell-All, By Former National Security Adviser McMaster, Is Not All About Trump

Monday, September 21, 2020

This book may be the master in-depth briefing H.R. McMaster always wanted to give the president. For better or worse, it seems listening to lengthy historical explanations has not been Trump's style.


Week In Politics: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Sets Up Political Battle

Saturday, September 19, 2020

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives President Trump a chance at a third Supreme Court justice. What the usual process is, and how it could be altered this time around.