Mara Liasson appears in the following:
Monday, October 20, 2014
Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.
Monday, October 06, 2014
The stakes are higher than usual for the Obama administration, which has been relentlessly buffeted events it can't seem to take charge of.
Friday, October 03, 2014
A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground — the 12 states that will determine control of the Senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Monday, July 21, 2014
President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.