Ailsa Chang appears in the following:
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions backed Donald Trump early on. The two have at least one thing in common: both have been accused as being insensitive on issues of race.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Sessions was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump's candidacy. He's campaigned with Trump and serves as an important ally for the candidate that the GOP leadership still hasn't fully embraced.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Hillary Clinton appears to have received preferential treatment in the investigation into her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. FBI Director James Comey recommended Tuesday that no charges be brought against Clinton.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Congress is back after its July 4 break, and after a full-throated protest by Democrats over gun control. They are under pressure to provide funding to fight Zika before they leave for the summer.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The measures were introduced following a 15-hour talk-a-thon in which Democrats demanded new controls on gun sales following the shootings in Orlando, Fla.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Just over a week after the deadly nightclub rampage in Florida, the Senate has voted down measures to expand background checks and limit purchases by those on terrorism watch lists.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The outcome of Monday's gun legislation votes may surprise no one, but some Senate Democrats are convinced their talk-a-thon has prompted colleagues on the other side to brainstorm workable solutions.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has reignited calls on Capitol Hill for tighter gun laws.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Bernie Sanders pledged to work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump. But later on Thursday at his last rally of the primary season, he carried on as if determined to become the next president.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
It's getting awkward in the Senate, where members go out of their way to avoid directly chastising each other. The low-simmering annoyance with Sanders for staying in the contest is palpable.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Massachusetts senator has become one of the most aggressive anti-Trump voices in her party. But inside the Senate hallways, she doesn't behave like a woman who wants to be heard.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion in emergency funding to prepare against the Zika virus. Congressional Republicans say the administration doesn't need all that money now and insist the White House is asking for a blank check.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Even for an election year, 2016 is turning out to be a particularly unproductive year for Congress. House GOP leaders are struggling to pass a budget — a modest goal at best — while other legislative items are getting punted until after the election.
Monday, March 28, 2016
NPR's congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang explains what happened Monday at the Capitol complex, where a man with a weapon entered the Visitor Center and was shot by Capitol police.
Friday, March 18, 2016
The Senate majority leader refuses to hold a hearing on the Supreme Court nominee. After Obama named Garland, McConnell has maintained his position that the pick should be made by the next president.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland makes his first rounds on the Hill Thursday to meet with senators in person. But the only appointments on the schedule are with two Democrats. He has no meetings with Republicans yet.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
President Obama has settled on Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Garland was approved for confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., by the Senate in 1997, and he is widely viewed as a moderate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell repeated his pledge that the Senate would not take any steps toward confirming Obama's nominee, setting up a judicial confirmation fight that will now take center stage in the current election drama.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The relationship between President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the last 7 years has been often confrontational and awkward, marked by occasional bouts of productive deal-making.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Republican presidential candidate hadn't received a single endorsement from his Senate colleagues until this week.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has signed a letter pledging they won't hold any hearings on any Supreme Court nominee President Obama names this year.