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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

Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

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Morning News Brief: Health Care, Transgender Service Members, Foxconn, Charlie Gard

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Republicans continue debating health care plans while President Trump tweeted about transgender people in the military. Tony Romm of Recode discusses electronics-maker Foxconn's U.S. factory plans.

What Is The 'Regular Order' John McCain Longs To Return To On Health Care?

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:52 -0400

Regular order is not only a process but also a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.

Week In Politics: Spicer Resigns, Trump Looks At Pardons, Health Care

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:14 -0400

It was another busy week in politics, with Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and reports that the president consulted with legal advisers about his power to pardon his staff.

President Trump Marks 6 Months In The White House

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Thursday marks six months since President Trump took office. NPR looks back at the key moments, how they've shaped his presidency so far and what's left to come.

Trump's Big Repealing Deal: 8 Takeaways On The Senate's Health Care Meltdown Moment

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there might not have made the difference.

9 Questions About The Debt Ceiling, Answered

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

"It's time for this again?" you ask. Yes. Yes it is. Now you can be prepared for the upcoming battle.

Trump-Russia Nexus Recalls Long History Of Shadow Campaigns

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:23:00 -0400

Whatever actual impact previous foreign entanglements may have had, the stories persist — if only because they feed such powerful thoughts of "what might have been."

Political Debates Over Health Care Go Back Decades

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 08:14:00 -0400

The debate over government's role in health care has been all-consuming recently. But it's not for the first time. Democrats and Republicans have been at odds on this issue for decades.

Trump Puts A Twist On The Meaning Of 'Bully Pulpit'

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

For Teddy Roosevelt, it was a way of saying the presidency was a matchless opportunity to raise consciousness, to lecture if you will — relying on independent media to convey the president's ideas.

As Trump Travels To Summit, Congress May Be Reasserting Itself On Foreign Affairs

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:46:00 -0400

Congress has generally followed a pattern of deferring to the executive on foreign policy. For decades Congress has usually let the president take the lead — and take the heat when things go wrong.

Week In Politics: Health Care And The Supreme Court

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

This past week has seen no shortage of news in politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. And next week will see its fair share as decisions on health care and Supreme Court cases are expected.

The Daily White House Briefing: 'Must-See TV' With An Uncertain Future

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:54:00 -0400

There has been a rising storm of high dudgeon among the national media in recent days because the daily briefings have been closed to cameras — when the briefings happened at all.

A History Of The Changes In Press Briefings

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

The Trump White House has upended yet another tradition — the on-camera press briefing. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR Senior Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving about changes in press briefings.

Why Time Is Already Running Out For Trump And His Congress

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Will they get their to-do list done? Capitol Hill's calendar is filled with recesses and holidays — and September is devoted to spending bills that keep the government up and running.

Must-See Congressional Hearings Go Back Decades

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:15:00 -0400

Nearly 20 million people tuned in to watch former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate earlier this month. But other episodes in history have been just as dramatic.