Ron Elving 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 NPR.org.
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Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., testifies during hearings in Washington, D.C., on June 9, 1954. McCarthy stands before a map that charts alleged communist activity in the United States. Getty Images hide caption

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Week in politics: COVID cases are once again on the decline

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Months after his challenge to the incumbent President Carter had failed, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) makes a belated gesture of unity in the closing moments of the 1980 National Convention. AP hide caption

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The week in politics: government funding, debt ceiling and infrastructure

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Week In Politics: Booster Shots, Haitian Migrants, Jan. 6 Investigation Committee

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House Democrats on Tuesday passed a bill that would suspend the U.S. debt ceiling through December 2022 and temporarily fund the government to avert a shutdown. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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'Peril,' Latest Book About Trump, Also Examines Biden's Style Of Policymaking

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Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks At Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 9/11 Memorial Event

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Former President George W. Bush Speaks At Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Memorial

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How The Bush Administration Permanently Shaped National Security After 9/11

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Week In Politics: Restrictive Abortion Law Goes In Effect In Texas

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Sydney Robison, center, looks on during a vigil for U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover Sunday in Salt Lake City. Hoover was among the 13 U.S. troops killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul airport. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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