Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Colin Powell dies at 84 of COVID-19 complications

Monday, October 18, 2021

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died early Monday due to complications from COVID-19.

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Just the idea of House Speaker Trump could be a dream or nightmare for each party

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Some of the former president's boosters are pushing for him to lead the House if Republicans win it back in 2022. Even if he's not really interested, just the notion may be an issue in the midterms.

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Politics chat: Congress wants answers to Trump's role in the insurrection

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Congress wants to know about ex-president Donald Trump's role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Trump and his former aids are pushing back, and it looks like things are headed for a major showdown.

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Politics Chat: Democrats continue negotiations over two big spending bills

Sunday, October 03, 2021

No compromise yet between progressive and moderate Democrats over two huge spending bills, as President Biden urges patience.

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Why Biden Has Taken Up Vaccine Mandates And The Political Fight Over Them

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

President Biden resisted mandates to avoid politicizing COVID-19 vaccinations further, but partisanship has become a leading factor in vaccine resistance.

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Biden's Push For Vaccine Mandates Indicates A Change In Pandemic Politics

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

President Biden's push for vaccine mandates is supported by a majority of voters, but it marks a break with his previous unifying tone — a sign that Democrats see pandemic politics changing.

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Politics Chat: Democrats At Odds Over Government Spending

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Moderate and Progressive Congressional Democrats at odds over their party's two big spending bills, plus a deadline for the debt limit looms this week.

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Politics Chat: Police Out-Numbered Demonstrators At 'Justice For J6' Rally

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Attendance at the "Justice for J6" rally in Washington was dwarfed by police presence around a secured Capitol building.

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Politics Chat: Biden Announces New Mandates Aimed To Mitigate Pandemic

Sunday, September 12, 2021

President Biden is resolute about enforcing the administration's new, tougher plan to combat the pandemic, which includes vaccination and testing mandates. Republican governors are threatening to sue.

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Biden Witnesses Dignified Transfer Of Remains In Delaware Ceremony

Sunday, August 29, 2021

President Biden went to Dover, Del., where a "dignified transfer" of the remains of service members killed in Kabul last week took place on Sunday.

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Biden: U.S. Is Making Progress On Afghanistan Evacuations

Sunday, August 22, 2021

President Biden delivered remarks from the White House about the ongoing effort to evacuate thousands of people from Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Politics Chat: Biden Promised Normalcy, But He Is Struggling To Rein In The Chaos

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Is the summer ending on a politically damaging down note for President Biden?

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After U.S. Withdrawal In Afghanistan, Tough Questions Await Biden Administration

Sunday, August 15, 2021

President Biden met with national security officials by video conference this morning to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

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U.S. Diplomats Scramble To Evacuate Now-Shuttered Embassy In Kabul

Sunday, August 15, 2021

The Taliban are at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan is shuttered. A small group of U.S. diplomats are now working out of a makeshift office at Kabul's airport.

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President Biden Defends U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Sunday, August 15, 2021

President Biden met with national security officials by video conference this morning to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

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Politics Chat: What The Taliban's Advancement In Afghanistan Means For Biden

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Afghistan's collapse could prove damaging to President Biden's agenda but the public does not have a strong appetite for continuing a military presence there.

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Politics Chat: Getting Infrastructure Passed Will Be Challenging Task For Biden

Sunday, August 08, 2021

We take a look at the state of the infrastructure deal moving through the Senate and the hurdles Democrats face in getting it passed.

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Politics Chat: Biden Administration Pushes On With Promise To Control The Pandemic

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Confusing messaging from the CDC, and a more urgent push to get Americans vaccinated, plus the prospects of two infrastructure packages making their way through Congress.

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Monday Morning Politics: Congress To Investigate Jan. 6

Monday, July 26, 2021

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR, ticks through the biggest political stories to watch for in the coming days, including tomorrow's Jan. 6 hearings.

Politics Chat: Vaccination Rates Grow In Some Conservative States

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Despite political polarization, a growing number of people in some conservative states are getting vaccinated. Partisans still disagree about the January 6 attack on Congress.

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