Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Politics Chat: Trump Delivers 2 Divisive Speeches Over Independence Day Weekend

Sunday, July 05, 2020

We take a look at what Trump's speeches tell us about how he sees the upcoming election and what ignoring the pandemic may mean for him.


Politics Chat: Trump's Response To COVID-19 Surge And Plans For Reelection

Sunday, June 28, 2020

We take a look a the White House reponse to the surge of coronavirus infections in the U.S., as well as President Trump's agenda for his second term and his attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act.


President Trump's Attempts To Define And Disqualify Biden Are Having Mixed Results

Friday, June 26, 2020

President Trump's campaign is hard at work, trying to define and disqualify presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. But so far, it has had mixed results.


Week In Politics: President Trump's Tulsa Rally Sees Smaller Crowds Than Anticipated

Sunday, June 21, 2020

We take a look at the president's first campaign rally in months, as well as the many battles he is waging against the NFL, Dr. Anthony Fauci and more.


As The Culture Wars Shift, President Trump Struggles To Adapt

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hot-button issues like immigration and family values have been part of American politics for decades. But as the country deals with multiple crises, attitudes are changing.


President Trump Seems Struggling To Adjust To The Changes In The Culture Wars

Friday, June 19, 2020

President Trump has used culture wars to fire up his base since he first ran for the White House, but that strategy may be losing its value as social attitudes and policies on race and identity shift.


In A Polarized Election, 'Guardian Women' Could Be Key Swing Voters

Monday, June 08, 2020

A new survey identifies a swing group of women voters, who are mostly white, married, over 50 and suburban. They're evenly divided and sure to vote, watching the candidates respond to multiple crises.


President Trump Tests 'Law And Order' Rhetoric Amid Protests For Racial Justice

Sunday, June 07, 2020

The use of force against peaceful protesters in Washington, DC continues to dominate political conversations, as the President's military advisors try to distance themselves from his rhetoric.


Trump Promises Dramatic Action To End Violent Protests

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

President Trump addressed the nation and promised to restore law and order, against a backdrop of explosions as protests swirled through Washington, D.C., and across the nation.


President Trump Urges Governors To 'Dominate' Unruly Protests

Monday, June 01, 2020

President Trump discussed the protests raging across the U.S. over George Floyd's death with governors Monday. He told the governors to "dominate" the protesters and to use the military.


President Trump Visits Michigan, Argues It's Time To Reopen The State

Thursday, May 21, 2020

President Trump on Thursday has visited a battleground state of Michigan, where he has sparred with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — and made his case for reopening the state's economy.


Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden Presents MeToo Challenge

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden was met with a forceful denial and Democratic unity. The GOP saw a double standard. But the MeToo movement may not be politicized much in this campaign.


Last Week In Politics: Trump Ousts State Department IG

Sunday, May 17, 2020

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with NPR correspondent Mara Liasson about the past week's political news, including the removal of the inspector general from the State Department.


After Exposure To Coronavirus, Top U.S. Health Officials Self-Quarantine

Monday, May 11, 2020

The coronavirus has moved inside the White House. At least two staffers tested positive for COVID-19 late last week, and as a result, three top health officials are self-quarantining.


Week In Politics: Multiple White House Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus

Sunday, May 10, 2020

NPR's Mara Liasson talks about multiple coronavirus cases in the White House, including Vice President Pence's press secretary. Plus, plans for reopening the economy.


President Trump Changes His Reelection Pitch During The Coronavirus Crisis

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The pandemic has changed President Trump's reelection pitch, including his stance on the economy, his "America First" foreign policy and his attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden.


The Coronavirus Crisis Drives Some Americans Further Apart

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Crises often become a time when the country unites towards a common goal. But the coronavirus pandemic seems to be pushing some Americans further apart politically.


Sunday Politics: Coronavirus And The Democratic Presidential Campaign

Sunday, April 26, 2020

We delve into Joe Biden's campaign strategy during the pandemic and how he might select a running mate?


Coronavirus Updates: The Latest In The U.S. Response

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

NPR politics and science correspondents relay the latest news in the response to the coronavirus epidemic in the United States.


Coronavirus Response Shows How A National Crisis Can Again Transform Politics

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Americans are looking for help from Washington, at a time when Democrats are pushing a stronger safety net and Republicans are debating small-government conservatism vs. big-government populism.