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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: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400

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Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Trump is known for his negotiating in real estate and show business, and the craft of the bluff was key to his Art of the Deal. But when this bluff was called, he did not have the cards or the votes.

Wrapping Up A Jam-Packed Political Week

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:35 -0400

Investigations into Russia and the election, hearings on Neil Gorsuch, and the defeat of the GOP health plan were the big political stories of the week.

House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:17:00 -0400

Republican leaders are trying to bridge the divide on their bill to alter the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving explains the options available to them, and the potential consequences of failure.

GOP Leaders Struggle To Secure Votes On Health Care

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR takes a look at how political deals are made and what conversations are likely happening on Capitol Hill Thursday to get some "no" votes on the Republican health care bill to switch to "yes."

Gorsuch Hearing For Top Court Lacks The High Drama Of Those In Recent Past

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:42:00 -0400

Neil Gorsuch kept an even keel throughout the day, rarely betraying more than a hint of impatience or pique. He smiled a lot, made jokes about family and matched the mood of each of his interrogators.

How Nominees Master The Art Of The Non-Answer In Senate Hearings

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

NPR takes a look at the art of sitting through hours of questions in a Senate hearing and giving articulate, well-crafted answers, while at the same time not really answering.

A Recap Of A Busy Week For President Trump

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:41:00 -0500

We go over the stories of the week in politics, from Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal to President Trump's joint address, and look ahead to a revised travel ban and Obamacare repeal efforts.

Seeming Presidential At Last, Trump Tries To Balance His Political Elements

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:41:00 -0500

The success of the big speech strategy seemed immediately apparent. Media coverage was largely positive, even laudatory. Snap polls showed big majorities found the speech optimistic and uplifting.

Past Presidents Made History In First Address To Congress

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:14:00 -0500

Continuity of tradition and shared power is what ceremonies such as the address to Congress are all about. They start the process by which independent personalities become part of the government.

Trump Takes His Vision To Congress, The Country And An Audience For The Ages

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:04:00 -0500

When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.

President Trump Seems Determined To Continue The Permanent Campaign

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:23:00 -0500

The president seemed as concerned with how he won the presidency as he was about his actual presidency. And this weekend he will once again be rallying like it's 2016.

In Flynn's Fall, Signs Of Potentially Deeper Problem In Trump's White House

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:38:00 -0500

The spectacle of national security adviser Michael Flynn's sudden fall from grace is all too convenient a metaphor for the first four weeks of life in the Trump White House.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Trump's Immigration Order

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:18:00 -0500

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate President Trump's executive order on immigration, which barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.

DOJ, States Argue Whether To Lift Suspension Of Trump's Travel Ban

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:10:00 -0500

A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether to reinstate the executive order on immigration Tuesday. A federal judge in Washington put a temporary restraining order on the policy last Friday.

Appeals Court Considers Whether To Lift Stay On Immigration Order

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:18:00 -0500

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's immigration ban. The order was halted by a lower court last Friday.