Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

After 8 Years, Republicans Win Control Of U.S. Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The GOP scored major victories in the midterm elections. The wins reshape the political dynamic in Washington and complicate the legislative agenda for President Obama's final two years in office.


Sen. Mitch McConnell Has More Than Most Riding On Midterm Elections

Monday, November 03, 2014

If the GOP takes over the Senate, the man expected to become majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to win a sixth term in a state where his popularity has been sagging.


After Sunday Service, Georgia Churches Get Souls To The Polls

Monday, October 27, 2014

If Democrat Michelle Nunn wins in Georgia, it will likely be because of strong African-American voter turnout. Black churches are busing congregants to early voting locations after Sunday services.


College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.


The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.


Health Officials Face Ebola Questions On Capitol Hill

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A day after news that a second healthcare worker in Texas has Ebola, members of Congress grilled Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Director Tom Frieden about the federal response.


Female Vets Say They'll Put Country First, Even On Capitol Hill

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A military resume has long been a big plus for political candidates. Only five female veterans have served in Congress, but 11 are running this year โ€” including Republican Wendy Rogers in Arizona.


In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

Monday, September 29, 2014

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.


National Security May Not Resonate At The Polls This Fall

Friday, September 26, 2014

With ISIS dominating headlines nearly every day, Republicans are hoping to play on long-held stereotypes that Democrats are weaker on national security. But voters may not take the bait.


Congress Quietly Extends The Budget โ€” Past Election Day, Anyway

Friday, September 19, 2014

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.


Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.


Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

Friday, September 12, 2014

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.


Pryor Sticks To The Middle In Close Arkansas Senate Race

Monday, September 08, 2014

Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor is running one of the closest Senate races in the country. Arkansas has grown more Republican, but he hopes to win a third term on his reputation as a down-the-middle guy.


When Senate Returns From Recess, Ferguson Will Top The Docket

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.


McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.


Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.


To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The House and Senate have unveiled competing bills to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Neither would give Obama all the funds he's asked for to deal with the crisis.


VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.


House GOP Counters Obama's Request By Promising Own Proposal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

House Republicans have resisted granting President Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency immigration funds. Now, they're crafting a package of their own to respond to the crisis at the border.


Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

Friday, July 11, 2014

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.