Ron Elving

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Week in politics: Stock market, Trump, add to party woes ahead of midterm elections

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Stock market declines could complicate Democrats' hopes for the midterm elections, but former President Trump isn't helping Republicans' prospects either.


New Trump tome 'The Divider' offers most comprehensive chronicle of his term to date

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The book by veteran journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser is a rushing torrent of anecdotes and recollections. A reader may plunge in at any point and pull up a pail of Trump at full tilt.


Week in politics: Mar-A-Lago filings; Steve Bannon indicted; Midterm voter sentiment

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The political ramifications of the court filings for a special master to review government documents seized at Mar-a-Lago. Also, signs the economy may work to the Democrats' advantage in November.


Is America a democracy or a republic? Yes it is

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Election denialism has become not only a thing but a movement. And if critics call this an attack on democracy, some election deniers respond by saying the U.S. is not a democracy, it is a republic.


Claims of voter fraud, old as the republic, still work as weapons for Trump

Sunday, September 04, 2022

The prevalence or importance of voter fraud seems less a matter of fact than of faith. Those who accept Trump's claims are exercising their beliefs to push back against experts, courts and academics.


Week in politics: Biden's Philadelphia speech; Why Sarah Palin lost

Saturday, September 03, 2022

We look at the repercussions of President Biden's speech in Philadelphia attacking former President Trump and his rivals. Plus, why Sarah Palin lost the special election for the Alaska House seat.


Week in politics: Inflation brings political pain; FBI releases Mar-a-Lago affidavit

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Democratic candidates pick up momentum as the elections near. The additional revelations surrounding the search of Mar-a-Lago could help them.


Week in politics: Liz Cheney loses primary; Trump distracts from Republican races

Saturday, August 20, 2022

It's been another extraordinary week in politics - from Rep. Liz Cheney's big primary loss to continuing legal issues for former President Donald Trump and those close to him.


The next test of Trump's sway in GOP primaries involves Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin

Monday, August 15, 2022

Two names with Republican Party history will be on ballots Tuesday. Wyoming voters appear ready to boot Liz Cheney, while Sarah Palin looks for an Alaska comeback. What does it say about the GOP?


Trump's name is not on the ballot Tuesday, but his thumb rests heavily on the scale

Sunday, August 14, 2022

There is a good chance these will be the last bids for seats in Congress for two of the best-known women in American politics — Republican icons Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Sarah Palin of Alaska.


Week in politics: FBI investigates Trump for potential breach of the Espionage Act

Saturday, August 13, 2022

An unsealed warrant for the search of former President Trump's home indicates the FBI is investigating a possible breach of the Espionage Act.


Two books dig into the 1990s for the roots of the Trump-era Republican Party

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Two veteran observers of American politics, a journalist and a historian, argue that former president Trump is not responsible for the GOP of our day but, instead, exploited it as he found it.


Democrats pull off climate, health and tax bill in weekend sessions

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Senate Democrats passed a spending bill which would attempt to tackle climate change, the high cost of prescription drugs and lower the deficit by roughly $300 billion.


Week In Politics: Job growth in a shrinking economy

Saturday, August 06, 2022

While the size of the economy shrank, the nation is still creating jobs at a surprising rate. Also, hedge fund managers end up ahead after negotiations on the Democrats' climate change bill.


In Kansas and Arizona, voters defy expectations to chart their own course

Saturday, August 06, 2022

People bristle and resist when told what they can or cannot do. We knew this about guns, vaccinations and masks. And we are seeing some of that with regard to abortion rights, even in red states.


Meet the Fed, the latest superpower to emerge from Washington's shadows

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Few voters may be thinking of Jerome Powell as they go to the polls in November, but all will be coping with economic conditions strongly influenced by Powell's Federal Reserve Board.


As Jan. 6 panel pauses, the U.S. faces a fourth fall of Trump (with a fifth in view)

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Even if the January 6 investigation had wrapped this week, the former president would still be looming over the fall landscape like a rising harvest moon.


Week in politics: Trump's actions on Jan. 6 revealed; Steve Bannon guilty of contempt

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Revelations from the January 6th committee and a bipartisan deal to reform the Electoral Count Act, the law former President Donald Trump and his allies sought to exploit.


NPR Politics Special: What We Learned From The Jan. 6 Hearings

Friday, July 22, 2022

How did the attack on the U.S. Capitol come together? What did President Trump know and why did he take so long to respond? And who will be held accountable?


Through all Trump's legal wars and woes, one lawyer's influence still holds sway

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Roy Cohn always told clients to fight all charges, countersue when sued and never concede. Trump has followed his formula for half a century, and it has come to matter a great deal to the nation.