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Mara Liasson

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Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Friday, September 12, 2014

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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In An Era Of Gridlock, Does Controlling The Senate Really Matter?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As the midterm elections near, Republicans are increasingly confident they will control both houses of Congress. But even if they do, the clashes will likely continue.

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Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.

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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.

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'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton's book tour is over, and so is the debate over whether she'll make a 2016 presidential bid. Still, her official decision is months away — time she needs to polish her talking points.

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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

Friday, July 25, 2014

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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Obamacare's Split Decisions Spell Law's Possible Return To Supreme Court

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two different U.S. appeals courts issued opposing verdicts on the Affordable Care Act, one striking down a crucial component of the law while another upheld the same component. NPR's Mara Liasson unravels the political consequences of the conflicting decisions.

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

Monday, July 21, 2014

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.

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Amid Roiled Landscape Of Border Politics, Obama's Plans May Change

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The White House's request for more funds on immigration could get a congressional vote soon. Meanwhile, the border crisis is complicating Obama's plan to take unilateral action to ease deportations.

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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.

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Obama Requests Nearly $4 Billion In Funds To Speed Deportations

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Amid crises on the U.S.-Mexico border and roiling protests in Murrieta, Calif., President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion from Congress to address the unfolding issues over immigration.

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On The Waterfront, Obama Contends Bridge Repair Coffers Beg Refilling

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Speaking on the Potomac River waterfront, President Obama advocated for renovating aging American infrastructure with the historic Francis Scott Key Bridge poised behind him. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Obama Vows To Flex Executive Authority On Immigration Policy

Monday, June 30, 2014

President Obama announced that he would take several steps on his own regarding immigration issues — including the tens of thousands of children who have swarmed to the U.S. border in recent weeks.

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NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground States, Obama Ratings Lag

Thursday, June 19, 2014

According to a new NPR poll, in the 12 states with competitive Senate races this fall, only 38 percent of likely voters said they approved of the way the president is handling his job.

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White House Dogged By Group Responsible For Iraq Crisis

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The crisis in Iraq has become a political problem for President Obama. Analysts say the White House needs to stop Iraq and Syria from becoming safe havens for terrorists.

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The Challenges Behind Accurate Opinion Polls

Friday, June 13, 2014

This week's stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor came after his internal polls showed him winning — instead he lost by double digits.

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Shocking Upset: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat Tuesday night in Virginia. Cantor was widely expected to eventually replace House Speaker John Boehner.

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Clevelanders Discuss Replacing Sin Tax With Win Tax

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Voters in the Cleveland area renewed a tax on alcohol and cigarettes to fund upgrades to professional sports stadiums. A new proposal would require teams to compete for that money by playing better.

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Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary.

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