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Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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With New Order, Obama Aims To Combat Student Debt Pressures

Monday, June 09, 2014

President Obama is signing an executive order Monday, which will expand a loan forgiveness program for college debt. NPR's Mara Liasson looks at the program and the political salience of the issue.

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Prisoner Swap Ignites Political Firestorm On The Hill

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Everything the Obama administration touches seems to set off a political firestorm. The latest involves Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the prisoner exchange that led to his release by the Taliban.

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Sen. Cochran In Danger Of Losing Primary To Tea Party Candidate

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The most closely watched of Tuesday's primaries was the race in Mississippi, where incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran was fending off a challenge from Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel.

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Environmentalists Hail Reduced Emission Rules, Others Criticize

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.

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Politicians On Both Sides Of The Aisle Outraged Over VA Scandal

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A preliminary review by the Veteran Affairs' inspector general has found that inappropriate scheduling practices are a systemic problem. The scandal is a serious political problem for the White House.

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Obama's Relationship With Hispanic Voters Hinges On GOP

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When you think about the party that has problems with Latino voters, it's usually the GOP. In 2012, they lost the Hispanic vote by more than 2 to 1, and long-term demographic changes could make that gap bigger. But President Obama and the Democrats also have their own problems with the Hispanic vote.

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Primary Roundup: 6 States Held Primaries On Tuesday

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Republican struggles between establishment-backed conservatives and Tea Party rivals are a dominant feature this election season. Georgia had a crowded GOP race that is headed to a July runoff.

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Tea Party Challenger Wins Nebraska's GOP Senate Primary

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Tuesday's Senate primary in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, a university president and Tea Party favorite, beat former state treasurer Shane Osborn.

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In GOP Primaries, Establishment Has Kept The Tea Party Quiet

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Primary season is in full swing. Early on, it appears that the Republican Party establishment is finally having its way and beating Tea Party challengers with ease.

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Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.

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Easy On The Ears: GOP Ads Adapt To Reach Women Voters

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Republicans are using fewer facts and more emotion in campaign advertising in an effort to connect with women's hearts, and their votes. But for every rule, there is at least one exception.

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With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.

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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

Monday, May 05, 2014

Going into midterm elections, this key demographic poses a big challenge for Democrats: getting their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters.

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'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Clinton to say that, yes, she is running for president.

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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.

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