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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Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont participate in Thursday's debate in Houston. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump walks off stage after a campaign rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, N.H., last month. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks off the House floor in April. In his chamber, McConnell can decide virtually by himself what the Senate will do — and even what it will consider doing. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A visitor peruses H&K rifles at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Such weapons were once restricted under a 1994 ban that expired with changing politics in the United States. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Special Coverage: Trump Delivers Remarks After Two Weekend Mass Shootings

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Former Vice President Joe Biden was directly challenged by several other candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Democratic Candidates Have Wrestled With The Question Of The Death Penalty

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