Ron Elving

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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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Week In Politics: Booster Shots, Haitian Migrants, Jan. 6 Investigation Committee

Saturday, September 25, 2021

The pandemic, migration crisis, and Congressional gridlock continue to create stumbling blocks for the Biden administration.

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Congress Is Seeking (Its Own) Permission To Borrow Another Trillion Or Two

Friday, September 24, 2021

Increasing the debt ceiling used to be procedurally easy — and hardly newsworthy. That changed when control of Congress flipped to the GOP in 1994 and Newt Gingrich became House Speaker.

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'Peril' Details The Capitol Riot And Trump's Last-Ditch Effort To Hold Onto Power

Monday, September 20, 2021

The atmosphere throughout this account is foreboding, darkened by the shadow COVID-19 cast over the country but also by the dangers to democracy the authors perceive and depict.

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'Peril,' Latest Book About Trump, Also Examines Biden's Style Of Policymaking

Monday, September 20, 2021

The new book Peril — written by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa — turns out to be just as much about Joe Biden, and how he got to be Trump's successor.

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The Democratic Push To Tax The Rich More Is 40 Years In The Making

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Democrats will try the same budgetary process from four decades ago when first-year President Ronald Reagan used reconciliation to achieve his "revolution" in federal fiscal policy.

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Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks At Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 9/11 Memorial Event

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is attending the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, memorial event. Shanksville was the site of the Flight 93 crash.

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Former President George W. Bush Speaks At Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Memorial

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Former President Bush, who was in office the time of the 9/11 attacks, is attending the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, memorial. Shanksville was the site of the Flight 93 crash.

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How The Bush Administration Permanently Shaped National Security After 9/11

Saturday, September 11, 2021

We look at how in response to the September 11 attacks, the George W. Bush administration totally reshaped U.S. national security appartus.

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Week In Politics: Restrictive Abortion Law Goes In Effect In Texas

Saturday, September 04, 2021

A Texas law that effectively bans abortion after about 6 weeks is allowed to stand, the U.S. military is now out of Afghanistan after 20 years, and the president's approval numbers take a hit.

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Here's How Presidents Have Responded To Terrorism

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Presidents' reactions have consistently combined outrage with promises of revenge. The language is remarkably similar. But there has been far less consistency in the delivery of actual retaliation.

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Week In Politics: Marches Are Planned Across The Nation For Voting Rights

Saturday, August 28, 2021

We look at the continued political fall out for the Biden Administration from Afghanistan, progress on the Infrastrucure Bill, as well today's Voting Rights marches, planned in several cities.

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Week In Politics: President Biden Defends Decision On Afghanistan

Saturday, August 21, 2021

President Biden defends his decision on Afghanistan as thousands of people try to flee the country. Also, divisions in the GOP over refugees, and what the House will tackle when it's back next week.

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Withdrawing From Afghanistan May Be The One Thing Biden And Trump Agree On

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The last four U.S. presidents have found themselves mired in Afghanistan. The last two saw the war as an unwanted inheritance and an albatross, and they were determined to end the American role.

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What The Passing Of The Infrastructure Bill Could Mean For Future Senate Cooperation

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Senate voted with a bipartisan majority to advance a key piece of President Biden's agenda, approving a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. Is it a sign that Washington may become functional again?

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You're Going To Hear A Lot About The 'Byrd Rule' Soon — Who Is This Byrd Man?

Sunday, August 08, 2021

As Democrats try to pass their massive multi-trillion-dollar spending bill with a simple majority vote, lots of things might be included but other things might not. And it all goes back to one man.

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Week In Politics: Cuomo's Harassment Case, Infrastructure Bill, Eviction Moratorium

Saturday, August 07, 2021

We look at the latest in the case against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, where the infrastructure bill stands and why the current CDC eviction moratorium might not help vulnerable renters.

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As Biden Aims To Pass 2 Big Bills, Things Are About To Get Really Complicated

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Seemingly arcane exercises in the days and weeks ahead will in fact represent – and may even resolve — real conflicts over national issues of enormous importance.

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Week In Politics: New Notes Further Show Trump's Attempt To Stop Transfer Of Power

Saturday, July 31, 2021

More troubles for former president Donald Trump, with the release of handwritten notes detailing the pressure he put on former Justice Department officials following the 2020 election.

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