Ron Elving

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Biden Takes The Stage In His Dream Role, But The Pandemic Still Sets The Scene

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The president laid out an ambitious agenda in his address to Congress, but in a chamber largely empty due to COVID-19 restrictions, he was reminded of the thin majorities with which he has to work.

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Week In Politics: Biden Will Mark Early Successes In Speech Before Congress

Saturday, April 24, 2021

President Biden speaks before Congress next week in a prime-time address to mark his 100 days in office. He's expected to push for co-operation on immigration reform, infrastructure and police reform.

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Week In Politics: Biden Announces Russia Sanctions, Troop Pullout From Afghanistan

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Biden Administration makes big foreign policy moves, including an end to the Afghanistan War and sanctions on Russia for election interference.

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Can Biden Join FDR And LBJ In The Democratic Party's Pantheon?

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The sheer scale of the Biden agenda finds an analog in the early achievements of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. But which of those offers the better insight into what's happening now?

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Week In Politics: Biden's Pricey Plans For The Nation

Saturday, April 10, 2021

1.5 trillion dollars for next year's budget, plus a 2.3 trillion dollar infrastructure plan: President Joe Biden's asking Congress for a lot of money to further his ambition agenda.

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Week In Politics: People On Alert After Another Attack On The Capitol

Saturday, April 03, 2021

The sense of alarm at the U.S. Capitol is renewed after a new attack. Meanwhile, good jobs numbers are shoring up faith in the economy.

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Hunter Biden's Memoir 'Beautiful Things' Seeks To Tell Just Where He's Been

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The account by the president's younger son is at times a harrowing journey; in the end, if not for forgiveness or sympathy, it may be about making a stand and taking whatever place he can occupy.

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Week In Politics: Breaking Down President Biden's First Press Conference

Saturday, March 27, 2021

This week, President Joe Biden held his first press conference. Ron Elving, NPR's Senior Washington Correspondent, tells us how he did.

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Week In Politics: With Vaccines 'Done,' Biden Now Turns To Surge At Southern Border

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Biden administration is taking a victory lap on vaccinations but is being challenged by the surge of unaccompanied minors at the southern border.

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Week In Politics: Senate To Vote On Coronavirus Relief

Saturday, March 06, 2021

In the Senate, unified Republican opposition and Democratic infighting stalled President Biden's pandemic aid package.

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Week In Politics: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.

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Week In Politics: Ted Cruz Criticized For Traveling To Cancún Amid Deadly Texas Storm

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took an ill-timed trip this week. Also, President Biden assured global national security officials the U.S. wants to strengthen international ties.

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With Or Without Trump, Republicans Will Likely Keep Right And Head South

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Where will the GOP turn in its hour of crisis? If the past is any guide, it will turn to the wellsprings of strength that have brought the party back from the brink before.

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The Week In Politics: Impeachment Trial May Last Much Longer Than Expected

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Lawmakers considering the former president's role in inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol were given an abundance of nerve-wracking video footage this week — and a bit of cover for "no" votes.

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More Than A Month Later, It's Still Jan. 6 On Capitol Hill

Sunday, February 07, 2021

The attack on the Capitol continues to cast a shadow over Congress as both a building and an institution, as it remains either the subject or subtext of most every political discussion in Washington.

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Week In Politics: Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill Still Has Hurdles To Clear

Saturday, February 06, 2021

NPR's Ron Elving breaks down all the latest political developments, including the latest blows in the fight for the future of the Republican Party.

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Could Trump Make A Comeback In 2024?

Saturday, January 30, 2021

There is little precedent for a former president running again, let alone winning. But since when has the lack of precedent bothered Donald Trump?

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Politics Chat: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Under Fire For Controversial Comments

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Social media posts by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) spreading conspiracy theories have come into focus this week. We look at the options before House Republicans on how to deal with the situation

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Week In Politics: President Biden's First Days

Saturday, January 23, 2021

We look at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the many executive orders he's already signed and the choice he has between unity and supporting the second impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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Club Of 1-Term Presidents Awaits Its Reluctant New Member: Trump

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Trump joins a subset of former presidents who were denied a second term by the voters. For any public figure, that sort of hired-and-fired rejection might be purgatory. For Trump, it might be worse.

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