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

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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.

Pence Becomes First VP To Break Senate Tie Over Cabinet Nomination

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:36:00 -0500

Mike Pence is not the first vice president to break any Senate tie, though; the right gives vice presidents a rare chance to be in the limelight and cast a consequential vote that makes a difference.

A Fortnight To Remember: The Trump Presidency Bursts Into Being

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Trump is the focal point not only of national political events, but of national attention, period. When was the last time football was so overshadowed in the media the week before the Super Bowl?

A History Of Supreme Court Nominations, And Fights Over Confirmations

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 08:10:00 -0500

Senate pushback on nominations for Supreme Court justices has been more common than most people think, especially over the last half-century.

Week In Politics: Supreme Court, Cabinet Confirmations And A Spat With Schwarzenegger

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 07:56:52 -0500

President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, had Rex Tillerson confirmed for secretary of state and insulted Arnold Schwarzenegger in a busy political week.

Gorsuch Pick For Top Court Fulfills Trump Campaign Pledge, Confirms Democrats' Fears

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 03:37:00 -0500

It was impossible to clone Antonin Scalia, anchor of the court's conservative wing for a generation. But Trump seemed resolved to come as close as he could, and that led him to the man from Colorado.

Hopes And Anxieties Marked Inauguration Day

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:00 -0500

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president on an Inauguration Day marked by both celebrations and protests.

Trump Vows Policy Vision Of 'America First,' Recalling Phrase's Controversial Past

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:50:00 -0500

Trump briefly sought the 2000 presidential nomination of the Reform Party. It eventually went to Pat Buchanan, whom Trump called a "Hitler lover." Buchanan's slogan that fall was "America First!"

Pomp, Circumstance And Screw-Ups: Inaugurations Through The Years

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

From Andrew Jackson to Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, presidential inaugurations have had their share of mistakes and oddities throughout history.

FACT CHECK: Trump Lawyer's Claim And Comparison To Rockefeller Is A Head Scratcher

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The attorney drew a parallel to former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's wealth. "No one was so concerned," she claimed. But they were, and he disclosed his assets and placed them in a blind trust.

Try To Keep Count Of How Many Times You Hear 'Confirmation' This Week

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:00:00 -0500

This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.