Kelly Ayotte

  • Delegates point to an electoral map at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTSJYXU
    October 21, 2016  

    With just over two weeks until Election Day, there are some surprising shifts occurring in the electoral map. Judy Woodruff speaks with correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Nathan Gonzales of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report about which voters are deserting Donald Trump, the latest poll numbers and the possibilities for down-ballot races changing the power balance in the House and Senate. Continue reading

  • New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan speaks at the No Labels Problem Solver Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire October 12, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTS43ZV
    October 3, 2016  

    In New Hampshire, a high-profile contest is drawing outsized attention and outside money due to its stakes in shaping the Senate. Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, both well-respected and popular political figures in their state, are running a neck-and-neck race while keeping the presidential candidates at an arm’s length. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland (centre L) is greeted by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSAYC5
    March 17, 2016  

    President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee judge Merrick Garland made his first official visit to Capitol Hill Thursday morning, meeting with key Senate Democrats including Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). For more on the morning’s events and the coming Congressional confirmation battle, Judy Woodruff talks to NPR’s Congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang. Continue reading

  • The bench of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is seen draped with black wool crepe in memoriam inside the Supreme Court in Washington February 16, 2016. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
    February 22, 2016   BY  

    WASHINGTON — The history of Supreme Court nominations is dominated by tales of picks the Senate debated and approved with little angst. President Barack Obama’s upcoming effort to fill the vacancy created by Antonin Scalia’s death doesn’t seem to be one of those stories. Continue reading

  • Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown are in a tight race in New Hampshire, where women voters will likely choose the victor. Photos from NHPR
    October 6, 2014   BY  

    Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is making a big push for the women’s vote, which for three decades has tilted toward her party. But this year, GOP challenger Scott Brown is trying to exploit what may be a new vulnerability for Democratic candidates – women’s disenchantment with the way President Obama is handling the threat of the so-called Islamic State. Continue reading

  • Three Occidental Rapes Lead To Book Report And Brief Suspension
    July 30, 2014  

    One in five female students has been affected by sexual assault, according to the White House. Now a bipartisan group of senators is calling for colleges and universities to take action. Gwen Ifill joins sponsors of the bill Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., to discuss how the legislation will push institutions to be more transparent and provide more support to students. Continue reading