Mara Liasson

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President Trump Outlines Vision For The Country In Inaugural Address

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump took office on Friday in the presidential inauguration ceremony. NPR has analysis of his remarks in the inaugural address.


Trump Prepares To Take Office Under Appearances Of Unpredictability

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Donald Trump takes office with a populist approach to domestic policy and an isolationist approach to foreign policy.


New Poll Numbers Show Historically Low Favorability Ratings For Trump

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New poll numbers suggest Donald Trump will take office with historically low approval ratings. His transition team has said "unity" is the theme of the inaugural, but the president-elect's tweets these past few weeks have done little to foster that idea.


President-Elect Trump Dismisses Reports Of Alleged Collusion With Russia

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump dismissed reports alleging collusion between his team and Russia and announced how he will distance himself from his businesses.


As Questions Loom, Trump, Congress Gear Up For A Busy Wednesday

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Wednesday will be a busy day on Capitol Hill with confirmation hearings and a Trump press conference. Questions about Russia's interference in the U.S. election will likely be at the center of both.


U.S. Intelligence Findings On Russian Cyber Hacks Expose Political Rifts

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The intelligence community's finding that Russia was behind cyber hacks affecting the U.S. election has exposed rifts between Republican lawmakers, intelligence officials and President-elect Trump.


When It Comes To Russia, So Far Donald Trump Mostly Stands Alone

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Republicans have embraced many of Trump's stances on key issues like trade and the deficit. On Russia, however, they couldn't be more divided.


Obama To Huddle With Democrats Over How To Save Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

President Obama will strategize with Democrats on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning on ways to preserve Obamacare. Republicans are committed to dismantling the healthcare law in its current form.


Trump Picks Robert Lighthizer To Be U.S. Trade Representative

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Donald Trump's transition team made the announcement Tuesday. Lighthizer was deputy trade representative under Ronald Reagan, and is seen by many as a longtime advocate of more protectionist rules.


Trump's Responses In U.S.-Russia Dispute Roil Congress, Intelligence Community

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Weeks from Inauguration Day, there's a growing rift between how President Obama, some senators and some in the intelligence community view Russia, and how Trump tweets about Russia and its leader.


4 Things Democrats Need To Do (Plus 1 They Shouldn't) To Rebuild In 2017

Monday, December 26, 2016

Democrats have a lot to do in the new year, as they start to try to recover from a bruising 2016 election. But searching for their next presidential candidate isn't necessarily the answer.


Democrats Face Difficult Path Forward After Bruising 2016 Election

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Democrats have some major tasks ahead in the new year as they try to rebuild their party after a bruising 2016 election outcome put them well out of power in the White House, Congress and many states.


Trump Announces He's Picked Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In a statement released Tuesday morning by his transition team, Donald Trump announced he intends to nominate Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Tillerson is the CEO of ExxonMobil.


Trump's Transactional Foreign Policy

Monday, December 12, 2016

Donald Trump's recent consideration of ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson points to signs of a foreign policy centered on making deals with other governments.

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Donald Trump: Strong Leader Or Dangerous Authoritarian?

Monday, December 12, 2016

Critics worry that the president-elect has authoritarian tendencies. With a tweet, he can hurt a company's stock or incite threats against a labor leader. His supporters say fears are overblown.


Politics In The News

Monday, December 12, 2016

Donald Trump is dismissing intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the election to favor his victory. He's also reportedly leaning toward naming the ExxonMobil CEO as secretary of state.


Americans Divided Over Donald Trump's Early Moves As President-Elect

Friday, December 09, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is putting his own stamp on the role of chief executive, which has some people rejoicing and others worried about where he's going to take the country.


Trump Delivers Populist Message To Supporters, Pence Speaks To Insiders In Washington

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump held a rally in North Carolina as he works on building his administration. Meanwhile, Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke to conservatives at Trump's Washington hotel.


Trump Transition Continues Amid Fallout From Controversial Tweets

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday additional nominees for positions in his administration. The transition is happening as Trump continues to draw attention for his controversial tweets.


Politics In The News: Transition And Recount

Monday, November 28, 2016

An effort led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount votes is moving ahead in Wisconsin, as Donald Trump's deliberations over who to pick as secretary of state has turned into a public feud.