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

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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.

The Week In Politics: Comey, Comey And Comey

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:14:00 -0400

James Comey's testimony and reactions to it dominated the week in politics.

Comey Drama A Reminder Presidential Disaster Often Hits In Times Of High Confidence

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:07:00 -0400

In the hubris of the moment, having vanquished the world of electoral politics, a new or re-elected administration is fully confident of its mandate, and equally full of itself.

Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election, Report Says

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The latest revelations about Russia's meddling with the 2016 U.S. presidential election have been uncovered just days ahead of a scheduled Senate hearing with former FBI Director James Comey.

Morning News Brief: Fallout From Leaked NSA Document

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The FBI arrested an NSA contractor for leaking a classified document describing Russian cyberattacks ahead of the 2016 U.S. election. British police have identified 2 of the 3 London attackers.

A Busy Week In Politics: Climate Pact, Russia Probe

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:32:00 -0400

President Trump announced the U.S. will exit the climate deal, and there was more news about the Russia investigation. And next week, former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate.

The Filibuster's Rise And Potential Fall: From 'Nuclear Weapon' To 'Six-Shooter'

Wed, 31 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

President Trump has suggested the filibuster should be eliminated to move along his legislative agenda. How did we get here? Senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving explains in Ron's Office Hours.

This Isn't 'Another Watergate' But It Plays As One On TV – And On Twitter

Sun, 14 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Watergate happened before many Americans alive today were born. But President Trump was in his later 20s at the time and surely recalls the traumatic events that ruined a president.

Comey's Removal Started A Whirlwind Week Of Politics

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:52:03 -0400

In a stunning development this week, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Here's a look back at the biggest takeaways from this week in politics.

The Week In Politics: Comey, Russia, Flynn, Secret Tapes?

Sat, 13 May 2017 08:04:00 -0400

The week in politics was busy, with the firing of James Comey, testimony of Sally Yates, ongoing investigations of Michael Flynn, and President Trump's suggestion of secret recordings.

Democrats Question Timing Of James Comey's Dismissal From FBI

Tue, 09 May 2017 20:16:00 -0400

Democrats are questioning the timing of Comey's firing after the White House said the FBI director was removed due to his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.