Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

Thursday, April 03, 2014

After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.


First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

Thursday, April 03, 2014

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.


Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

Monday, March 24, 2014

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.


Obama Rolls Out White House Welcome Mat For Ukrainian Prime Minister

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is visiting the White House Wednesday. The meeting comes days before a vote in Crimea over whether to secede from Ukraine.


March Marks A Crucible For Obamacare As Deadline Nears

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Facing a deadline, the Obama administration is desperate to boost enrollment in health care exchanges. Still millions from their goal, they're stepping up outreach and forgetting politics — for now.


As CPAC Opens, GOP Stars Take Turns At The Podium

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party — and this year's no different. It starts Thursday.


Lay Of The Land Looks Steep For Senate Democrats

Thursday, February 27, 2014

With the House of Representatives expected to remain in Republican hands, the Senate will be the focus of midterm elections in 2014. The political landscape there appears unfavorable for Democrats.


It's (Almost) Mid-Term Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mara Liasson, NPR national politics correspondent, discusses the latest news out of Washington, previews the 2014 races to watch, and calculates how Democrats and Republicans are going to position themselves on immigration, inequality, and more.

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Monday Morning Politics with Mara Liasson

Monday, January 27, 2014

President Obama's team is promising that 2014 will be a "year of action," starting with tomorrow night's State of the Union speech. NPR national politics correspondent Mara Liasson previews the address and discusses the latest news out of Washington.

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White House Hires A Crisis Manager, Easing Democratic Worries

Saturday, December 14, 2013

John Podesta, the newly named counselor to the president, is a second-term crisis management specialist who many Democrats hope will help the recently unsteady Obama White House get its act together.


Social Security Fight Exposes Democratic Divide On Economic Policy

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Over the past year there's been a great deal of talk about fissures in the Republican party. But this week, it's the Democrats who are divided over their economic worldview.


Obama, After Health Law Distractions, Shifts Focus Back To Income Gap

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

After two months in a defensive crouch over the botched roll out of his signature health care law, President Obama turned to another topic Wednesday that has preoccupied his administration: the income gap. It has grown wider during Obama's tenure as the country has emerged from the Great Recession. Reversing that trend is a priority for Obama's final three years in office.


Immigration Debate To Drag Into Next Presidential Election

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

It's more than likely that overhauling immigration will not happen this year. Congress has only nine working days left in 2013. And it appears, the issue will not be resolved next year either.


Medicaid Drives Expansion Of Health Care Coverage

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

After years of wide spread fretting about the size of the federal debt and angst about new federal regulations for health care, one federal program is enjoying widespread popularity: Medicaid. Morning Edition examines this political paradox.


Now That Election 2013 Is Over, What Does It All Mean?

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Elections across the country installed a Democratic governor in increasingly purple Virginia and gave a Republic governor more than 50 percent of the vote in deep blue New Jersey. Those were just two races that were closely watched around the nation Tuesday night. With the election over, it's time to read the tea leaves to see what the outcomes of various races could mean for politics and policy in the coming year.


Democrats, Republicans Split Election Wins In Virginia, N.J.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

In Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the state's gubernatorial race. In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie was re-elected.


Top Pollster Sees Evidence Of Political 'Shock Wave'

Friday, November 01, 2013

Just a few weeks ago, pollster Bill McInturff characterized the high negative ratings for Congress and the president as "ripples that will take a long time to resolve." Now, with new polling that suggests even deeper voter frustration, he says the political climate is even worse than before.


Lawmakers To Grill Sebelius On Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill. She can expect some heated questions about the rugged rollout of the Affordable Care Act. President Obama, meanwhile, heads to Boston to talk about health care in the afternoon.


Hearing On Keeps Obamacare Politics Alive

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Affordable Care Act escaped unscathed from the budget crisis that shutdown the government two weeks ago, but with that crisis behind us, the president's signature accomplishment is back in the cross hairs. The massive computer failures that are making it difficult for people to buy health insurance on the government website create a very big political target.


Obama To Address Health Care Website Problems

Monday, October 21, 2013

President Obama delivers a statement Monday about the technical issues consumers have been experiencing in signing up online for health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson for a look ahead at the president's remarks and a sense of what the political impact has been so far.