January 31, 2005 In the latest Politically Speaking column, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving says President Bush may use good news at the polls — both at home and overseas — to set his political course.
January 24, 2005 NPR Washington Editor says President Bush's second inaugural speech — and his second-term agenda — owes much to the model created by the Great Communicator.
January 18, 2005 In the latest Politically Speaking column, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving examines what President Bush hopes for in selecting Condoleezza Rice as his second-term secretary of state.
January 11, 2005 In the latest Politically Speaking column, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving compares the new Congress with one that passed the Contract with America in 1994.
December 30, 2004 NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving looks at what's at stake when President Bush brands Social Security as a "crisis" — and what it means for the future of the two major political parties.
December 17, 2004 In this edition of "Politically Speaking," NPR's Don Gonyea offers a commentary on the recent economic conference sponsored by the White House. Democrats dismissed the conference as an "informercial," but it also served to advance issues that define President Bush's economic agenda.
December 13, 2004 In the latest Politically Speaking column, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving wonders whether President Bush is rushing through his second-term Cabinet appointments.
December 8, 2004 The House on Tuesday overcame a major logjam to approve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's intelligence operations. NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving looks at how a bill that was close to dead last week was revived.
December 3, 2004 NPR's Don Gonyea writes about President Bush's trip to Canada, which many see as a dress rehearsal for a fence-mending trip to Europe.
November 29, 2004 NPR Washington Editor Ron Elving says despite strong support for the intelligence reform bill in the Senate and from President Bush, it's likely to remain stalled in the House — at least for this lame duck session of Congress.