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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 NPR.org.



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For Every President Since Reagan, Immigration Has Been One More Minefield

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:00 -0400

After nine months in office, President Trump has found the many issues of immigration more vexing than he may have imagined — something Trump has in common with a long line of predecessors.



The NRA Wasn't Always Against Gun Restrictions

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:00:21 -0400

Many are surprised to learn that the NRA of generations past worked with the federal government to limit the traffic in guns, for example where ex-convicts or mental patients were involved.



Trump's Week: Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, 'Rexit,' Iran Deal

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:01:30 -0400

President Trump said a Thursday meeting with military leaders was "the calm before the storm." But there has already been political turmoil this week on everything from contraception to gun control.



Week In Politics: Trump And Kim, Health Care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:00 -0400

President Trump exchanged insults with Kim Jong Un this week, while Sen. John McCain said he would vote against the Republican health care effort.



Trump's Turn To Democrats Poses Fresh Challenge To His Loyal Base

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:00:39 -0400

Even in his Inauguration Day address, Trump signaled that he might go his own way. He may be testing that option now, keeping a weather eye on the reaction from his truest believers.



When Hollywood Went To Washington: The History Of Politics In Movies

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:26:41 -0400

When it comes to Washington and the silver screen, there's more than Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.



Glints Of Bipartisanship Emerge In Washington

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:06:00 -0400

Lawmakers in Washington agreed to raising the debt limit and passed an emergency bill for hurricane victims this week, after President Trump made a deal with Democrats.



News Brief: North Korean Nukes, Trump's Response, Harvey's Toxic Effects

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 05:10:02 -0400

North Korea claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, which would be a big development in the country's nuclear program. Also, we have the latest on the U.S. response.



Washington Responds To Pyongyang

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400

President Trump is set to make a decision on the Obama-era DACA program for immigrants. It's shaping up to be a major story this week, along with a response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.



On Capitol Hill, 'See You in September' Is A Refrain Without Romance

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A default on U.S. debt is unknown territory. It's never happened. That may make some people say: "Let's try it." But those might not be the people you want to trust with your life savings.



Busy Week In Politics Capped Off By Arpaio And Gorka

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:03:00 -0400

The White House used a Friday night to dump big news: President Trump has pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, and adviser Sebastian Gorka is out.



In Trump World, The Brand Is All, And His Brand Includes The Wall

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:34:40 -0400

These were the issues that helped catapult Trump in 2016 over 16 rivals with better credentials as Republicans. So no wonder he believes the letters of his own name make a better brand than G-O-P.



Combating His Instinct, Trump Commits U.S. To Another Tour Of Duty In Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

After 16 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. can neither declare victory nor disengage. So the president calls for more troops, more time, more sacrifice — with no way of knowing how much might be enough.



Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.



Week In Politics: Charlottesville, Bannon

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

President Trump's chief strategist is out, and Republicans criticized the president's handling of the violence in Charlottesville — all as legislation remains stalled.