Ailsa Chang

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Outrage On The Left And Right As Senate Delays Spending Vote

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Senate is poised to pass the trillion-dollar spending bill that narrowly cleared the House this week, but anger about the measure from both parties has delayed the proceedings.


Congress Runs Up Against Deadline To Pass A Budget

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A plan to pass a no-drama, year-long measure for most of the federal government started looking shaky Thursday afternoon, when the bill nearly died on a procedural vote in the House.


Senate May Need Every Minute To Meet Government Funding Deadline

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The House appears to have reached a trillion-dollar deal to keep the government running, but leaves the Senate just hours to speed the bill through — and some senators may prefer to take their time.


Congress Pushes Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Congress has just over two days left to pass a spending bill before the government runs out of cash, and lawmakers appear to be pushing it to the wire. So far, no one is worried about an actual shutdown, despite some policy arguments that have delayed completion of the legislation.


Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

Monday, December 08, 2014

A year after Democratic senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.


GOP Hopes To Use Spending Bill As Leverage Against Immigration Action

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Congress hopes to be done for the holidays by the end of next week — which also happens to be the deadline for a new spending bill. The government will run out of money Dec. 11 if nothing is passed.


1 Vote Keeps Keystone XL Pipeline From Senate Passage

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.


Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president.

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Sen. Landrieu Takes Up Keystone Cause Ahead Of Runoff Election

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The incumbent Louisiana Democratic Senator is fighting to keep her seat in a December runoff. An identical bill sponsored by her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, has already passed the Senate.


Mitch McConnell's Mission: Making The Senate Work Again

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.


McConnell Faces Challenges From GOP Conservatives, Obama's Veto Pen

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell is in line to go from the Senate's minority leader to majority leader. He will have a majority smaller than the one Democrat Harry Reid has enjoyed.


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 — 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.