Ailsa Chang

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2016 Hands Russian President Vladimir Putin Momentum On World Stage

Sunday, January 01, 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, Russian President Vladimir Putin declined to retaliate for new U.S. sanctions. He hopes to turn a new page in the U.S.-Russia relationship with President-elect Donald Trump.

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Carrie Fisher, The Novelist

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Carrie Fisher's well known for her acting and comedy. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Weekend Edition books editor Barrie Hardymon about why we should remember Fisher as not just a Hollywood star.

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Despite Partisan Rancor, Democrats And Republicans Can Agree On Dogs

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The tunnels and offices of Capitol Hill bustle with lawmakers, lobbyists, reporters — and dogs. NPR's Ailsa Chang takes her dog Mickey to meet some congressional canines.

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Trump's International Business Dealings Could Violate The Constitution

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A legal debate is heating up around a provision called the Emoluments Clause. Experts are examining whether Trump can legally continue dealing with companies controlled by foreign governments.

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Jared Kushner And The Anti-Nepotism Statute That Might Keep Him From The White House

Friday, November 18, 2016

Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, might not be able to fill a position in the White House because of a federal anti-nepotism statute.

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Democrats Struggle To Agree On Path Forward After Trump Victory

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Still reeling from a disappointing election, congressional Democrats are trying to figure out a path forward. But there's disagreement about what that path looks like. House Democrats postponed their leadership elections amid discontent about the direction of their caucus. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats are roiling about how best to connect with working class voters.

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GOP House Leaders Retain Positions In The New Congress

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The current Republican Party leadership have all been re-elected by unanimous voice vote for the 115th Congress. Speaker Paul Ryan was also re-nominated to lead the GOP in the new Congress.

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Republicans Retain Control Of The House And Senate

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Voters across the country cast ballots in congressional races. Republican incumbents survived strong challenges, among them Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

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Justice Department Dedicating 'All Necessary Resources' To Review Emails Quickly

Monday, October 31, 2016

Also Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest refused to defend or criticize FBI Director James Comey for announcing fresh scrutiny of possible Clinton emails just days before the November election.

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Hispanic Voters Key In Deciding Nevada's Tight Senate Race

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Control of the Senate will come down to just a handful of races, and Nevada is the only seat Republicans have a real chance of flipping. Three-term Republican Sen. Joe Heck is running almost even with Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. The race could come down to Hispanic voters, and Heck has tried to distance himself from Trump.

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Michelle Obama Blasts Donald Trump Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Michelle Obama delivered a speech on the sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump in a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

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In Indiana's Senate Race, Political Royalty Tries To Put On A Fresh Face

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh's double-digit lead in a Senate race has shrunk after weathering criticism for making a home in Washington, D.C., instead of Indiana during his years after the Senate.

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Congress Wraps Up One Month's Work In One Day To Keep Government Running

Saturday, October 01, 2016

After weeks at a standstill, Congress wrapped up all the work it was supposed to do in September in just one day, from a veto override, to reaching a deal to keep government open through December 9th.

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In A First For Obama, Senate Overturns Presidential Veto On Sept. 11 Bill

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows the victims of Sept. 11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terror attacks. This is the first time Congress has successfully acted to overrule the president's veto.

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Congress Reaches Agreement To Fund Government Until December

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

After weeks of negotiations, agreement over aid to Flint, Mich. will keep the government running through mid-December, narrowly avoiding a Sept. 30 deadline.

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Congress Overrides Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The legislation allows families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government. The override is the first of Obama's presidency.

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Congress Has One Week Left To Keep The Government Running Past September

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Congress has one job to do this month before its October recess: make a deal to keep the government funded past Sept. 30. But that hasn't happened yet.

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Deal To Keep The Government Running Past Sept. 30 Eludes Congress

Friday, September 23, 2016

Congress has just one thing to do this month before its October recess: keep the federal government funded. With just one week left before the deadline, there's still no deal in sight.

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Michelle Obama Energizes Young Voters For Clinton On Campaign Trail

Saturday, September 17, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama used her enormous popularity to campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday, wooing millennial voters at a campus in northern Virginia.

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Congress Faces Looming Deadline To Prevent Government Shutdown

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Congress returns Tuesday after a seven week recess and will face an end of September deadline to fund the government and prevent a shutdown. Lawmakers will also have to decide how to fund efforts to combat the spread of Zika. And all of this must be done in an election year where some Congress members face tough re-election battles of their own.

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