Ron Elving

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Week in politics: Biden says there is no federal solution to the pandemic

Saturday, January 01, 2022

President Joe Biden says there's no federal solution to the pandemic as cases climb dramatically.

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Raising debt ceiling wasn't always a heated source of debate

Saturday, December 18, 2021

This week, Democrats pushed through a measure to raise the debt ceiling, to avoid a default on the nation's debt. But how did the debt ceiling become such a hot-button issue on Capitol Hill?

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Week in politics: New information from Jan. 6 committee; Build Back Better stalled

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Revelations from the Congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, plus why the Build Back Better bill is not going to a vote in the Senate by Christmas.

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Week in politics: Biden holds that inflation will be a short-term issue

Saturday, December 11, 2021

November's Consumer Price Index spells trouble for President Biden, though he emphasizes inflation is a short-term problem. Also, the latest in the January 6th investigation.

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Week in politics: Congress passes temporary funding bill to avoid shutdown

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Congress narrowly avoids a government shutdown by passing a temporary funding bill. We look at what's next in Congress as well as the House committee investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Week in politics: House issues more subpoenas to Trump allies in Jan. 6 investigation

Saturday, November 27, 2021

We look the latest on the House committee's investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, as well as the Biden administration's response to a new COVID-19 variant.

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Trump, tough issues and personal rivalries test the GOP's reputation for unity

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tensions are driven by the still-divisive personality of former President Trump, by issues such as vaccines and mandates and by the prospect of big Republican gains in the elections of 2022 and 2024.

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Week in politics: The 'Build Back Better' bill is moving forward

Saturday, November 20, 2021

We track the progress of the $2 trillion Build Back Better bill, which passed the House on Friday morning and is heading to the Senate for further negotation.

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Inflation is at 30-year highs. Here's how it's hurt past presidents

Friday, November 19, 2021

One of the lessons from inflationary eras past is that voters are less interested in causal responsibility than in forcing a change. In other words, if you are in office now, you are holding the bag.

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In 'Betrayal,' ABC's Jonathan Karl asks: 'Must the Trump show go on?'

Monday, November 15, 2021

Karl notes often that Trump continues his campaign to invalidate the 2020 election — even now. The "Trump show" remains very much on stage, finding an audience and threatening to extend its run.

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Week in politics: Biden balances tackling inflation and working on his spending bill

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Will rising prices and an uncertain economic outlook change the prospects for President Biden's signature spending bill? Also updates on a House committee's probe into the attempted insurrection.

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Republicans and Democrats contemplate a future without Donald Trump

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Both parties in Virginia and New Jersey were left to contemplate how Republicans ran well without Trump on the ballot or in office, while Democrats found it hard to hold recent gains in the suburbs.

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Week In Politics: House passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Saturday, November 06, 2021

We look at the latest push - and resistance - to the passage of President Biden's $1.75 trillion social spending bill, as well as what this week's elections mean for the Democratic party.

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Here's why the other 48 states care who's governor of Virginia and New Jersey

Sunday, October 31, 2021

As the first statewide tests of a new political reality, Virginia and New Jersey send a signal early in a presidential term — much as Iowa and New Hampshire do in a presidential campaign.

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Week in politics: Congress continues spending bill negotiations while Biden is abroad

Saturday, October 30, 2021

President Biden mets with other world leaders abroad, as Congressional Democrats continue to negotiate over his domestic agenda. Meanwhile, eyes are on the tight Virginia gubernatorial race.

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Decades before Trump's election lies, McCarthy's anti-communist fever gripped the GOP

Monday, October 18, 2021

The former president threatens that GOP leaders must match their priorities to his or face a mass defection by the party's most reliable voters. It's without precedent, but there is a parallel.

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Week in politics: COVID cases are once again on the decline

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Coronavirus infections fall as more Americans get vaccinated, meanwhile a Congressional probe into the January 6th attack continues. Also: a new poll asks Americans what they think of big government.

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Democrats are having a unity problem. That's familiar territory for them

Sunday, October 10, 2021

At their historic high tides, Democrats were not really more united than they are now. They may have been less so. The difference was they had enough votes to abide their disunity and still prevail.

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The week in politics: government funding, debt ceiling and infrastructure

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Dec. 3 is the date on Washington's mind. That's when federal government funding runs out. And, it's the new date for the U.S. to default on its credit after a Senate vote to raise the debt ceiling.

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The Debt Limit And The Senate's Cloture Share A History. Both Were Born With A War

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

As the U.S. entered World War I, Congress created a limit on aggregate federal debt and also a cloture rule to end filibusters. The two are linked again in the current battles on Capitol Hill.

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