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Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for

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This Week In Politics: U.S.-North Korea Relations

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:14 -0400

President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear tests was "big progress." Agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un was a gamble for Trump, but so far it seems to be paying off.

Pentagon Latest On Syria Airstrikes

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:33:24 -0400

We have the latest from the U.S. military about the airstrikes in Syria.

The Politics Of Syrian Airstrikes

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:33:24 -0400

We look at how U.S. lawmakers are responding to the attacks launched on Syria overnight.

In 'A Higher Loyalty,' James Comey Describes An 'Unethical, And Untethered' President

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:35:00 -0400

NPR's Ron Elving says the former FBI director's new memoir is unlikely to convert the committed partisans on either side. Instead, it may well cause further entrenchment.

Ryan's Speakership Makes 7 In A Row Ending In Frustration — Or Worse

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:01:00 -0400

If being speaker of the House remains the most coveted job on Capitol Hill, it has also become the most frustrating. And to be frank, it's more likely to crash a career than to cap it these days.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Why Scott Pruitt May Be Here To Stay

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 09:55:06 -0400

If Pruitt's slavish devotion to deregulation has boosted his stock with Trump, it has also endeared him to an array of conservative activists and organizations who have been looking for heroes.

Week In Politics: Tariffs And Pruitt

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 08:11:30 -0400

The week in Washington was filled with talk of tariffs and the many controversies that have dogged EPA head Scott Pruitt.

The Week In Washington

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 08:22:52 -0400

President Trump visited Ohio; Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was fired; news about U.S. forces in Syria.

The Fall Of Harriet Miers: A Cautionary Tale For Dr. Ronny Jackson?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:37:54 -0400

George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominee and the Trump VA nominee both had strong praise for the presidents they served and résumés with questionable alignment to the jobs they were picked for.

Is This Any Way To Drive An Omnibus? 10 Questions About What Just Happened

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:58:34 -0400

President Trump complained about signing the 2,000-plus page spending bill into law, saying it was too bloated. He is not the first president to be confronted with that choice.

Remembering 1968: LBJ Surprises Nation With Announcement He Won't Seek Re-Election

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 08:41:00 -0400

That night, history arrived without much of a warning. Johnson's speech delivered such a shock that some who first heard the news the following day thought it had to be an April Fools' joke.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Andrew McCabe and Rex Tillerson were fired, new sanctions were announced on Russia, and the Russia investigation continued.

The Night In 1968 When A Nation Watched An American Presidency Crumble

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:00:06 -0400

Fifty years ago almost to the day, anti-war activism led to President Lyndon Johnson's downfall. After a lackluster showing in the New Hampshire primary, he announced he would not seek reelection.

The Zombie Amendments To The Constitution You've Probably Never Heard Of

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 05:00:05 -0500

They won't eat your brains, but technically, they still could come back to life. Not all the amendments that passed Congress have stood the test of ratification by the states.

White House Week: Hope Hicks, Kushner's Business, Trump Talks Trade

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:09:33 -0500

In the past week the White House faced another high-profile resignation; reports emerged about Jared Kushner's conflicts of interest; and President Trump made surprising comments on guns and trade.