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Mara Liasson

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GOP's Presidential Field Has Something For Everyone And It's Growing

Friday, May 29, 2015

The GOP field of candidates for president is big — and its getting bigger. This week two more Republicans joined the race — bringing the number of official Republican hopefuls to 8.


Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

Monday, May 25, 2015

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.


4 Questions For Republicans On Foreign Policy

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Republicans are critical of President Obama's foreign policy with the rise of the Islamic State militant group and the Iran negotiations. But the GOP faces its own challenges related to world affairs.


GOP Presidential Hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio Releases Foreign Policy Plan

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Foreign policy has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential race. On Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio laid out his vision. Critics say Rubio's plan isn't very detailed.


Obama Lays The Foundation For A Post White House Life

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

In addition to his presidential library, Obama will focus on young people — particularly young men of color through an organization he started at the White House called My Brother's Keeper.


'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

President Obama is turning his My Brother's Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency. He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday.


Why Hillary Clinton Is Just Fine With Bernie Sanders' Candidacy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The liberal Vermont senator is running to Clinton's left. Another candidate or two on the Democratic side might actually be a good thing for Clinton.


3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling.


Obama: Iranian-Backed Fighters Must Respect Iraq's Sovereignty

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In a meeting with Iraq's prime minister at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama had a warning for Iran — as that country wades into the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq.


Rubio's Path To The Nomination, And 3 Obstacles In His Way

Monday, April 13, 2015

The junior Republican senator from Florida is expected to jump into the race for the presidency Monday. He has some strengths — but also some hurdles to overcome.


Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy For 2016 Presidential Election

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her intention to run for president Sunday. It will be her second run, and a very different campaign is in store.


Can Libertarian Rand Paul Win A Republican Primary?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

As Paul embarks on a presidential campaign, he doesn't fit into the mold of either party neatly. Especially on foreign policy, the Kentucky senator faces a challenge.


Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.


Next Stage For Iran Nuclear Talks Faces Multiple Challenges

Monday, April 06, 2015

As much effort as it's taken to get Iran to agree to limit its nuclear ambitions, it will be a monumental sell for the administration to get Congress and key Mideast allies to go along with the deal.


Fights Over 'Religious Freedom' And Gay Rights Are Costing Republicans

Friday, April 03, 2015

The party and its leading 2016 contenders are finding themselves between a rock and hard place because of Indiana's and Arkansas' recently amended laws.


Republicans Face Backlash Over Indiana, Arkansas 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Republican Party is facing backlash over religious freedom laws passed this week in Indiana and Arkansas. The governor of Arkansas asked legislators Wednesday to reconsider its bill.


Netanyahu Reveals Aversion To 2-State Solution, White House Says

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The administration is taking a tough tone with the Israeli prime minister. Obama's chief of staff spoke to a liberal pro-Israel advocacy group, insisting on the importance of a Palestinian state.


In Defending Two-State Solution, White House Chief Of Staff Slams Netanyahu

Monday, March 23, 2015

Speaking to a liberal Jewish group Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reiterated the administration's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is likely to cause President Obama more headaches when it comes to dealing with Republicans, the Iran negotiations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.