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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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Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400

This week will see a reveal of the White House's tax plan and the end of President Trump's first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.

The 'First 100 Days' Presidential Benchmark Goes Back To FDR And Napoleon

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:00 -0400

President Trump's first 100 days in office are almost over. He says he's done more than any president to date. But where did the idea of the 'first 100 days' come from?

'Shattered' Picks Through The Broken Pieces Of Hillary Clinton's Dream

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

A new book goes behind the scenes of Clinton's presidential bid. "There is no Big Reveal," says NPR's Ron Elving. "Instead we get a slow-building case against [her campaign's] concept and execution."

Words You'll Hear: 'Nuclear Option'

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:58:00 -0400

We consider what might happen if Senate Republicans resort to the "nuclear option" of changing Senate rules to thwart a potential Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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.