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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, 14 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400

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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.

FBI Director James Comey's Firing Resembles The Saturday Night Massacre

Tue, 09 May 2017 19:22:00 -0400

President Trump's firing of the FBI director is being compared to the Saturday Night Massacre, which was when President Richard Nixon dismissed independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

Don't Count On The Senate To Save Obamacare, Or To Save The House

Sun, 07 May 2017 07:00:23 -0400

The leaders and rank-and-file of the House know that what they have done so far is not yet law. It may not even qualify as a rough draft. Giant steps remain, and some in the GOP may well be grateful.

The Future Of The GOP Health Care Plan

Sat, 06 May 2017 07:48:00 -0400

The White House claimed a victory this week with the House passage of the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving joins Scott Simon to talk about the bill's prospects in the Senate.

Trump's Messaging Keeps Friends Confused And Enemies More So

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:30:00 -0400

The president has spent three days and nights in a frenzy of mixed messaging that amounts to counter-programming not only his rivals but his own administration, his own party and even himself.

Trump Stars On Stage He Built Himself, Far From Washington

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:45:00 -0400

This president speaks from platforms of his own choosing, apart from the usual venues of power. Creating a split-screen on his 100th day in office, Trump could inhabit and speak to a separate reality.

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.