Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.

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5 Takeaways From The Stunning Alabama Senate Election

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Democrat had not been elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It happened Tuesday night. Here's what it all means.

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What's At Stake With Alabama's Special Election?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The closely watched U.S. Senate race in Alabama could have national implications for both the Republican and Democratic parties in Washington. Republican Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the state supreme court, is vying for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat against Democrat and former prosecutor Doug Jones.

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Women Who Accused President Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Congress To Investigate

Monday, December 11, 2017

With allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the forefront of politics, women who have accused President Trump of misconduct are renewing calls for him to be held accountable.

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The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proved By The Tax Bill

Monday, December 11, 2017

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

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Week In Politics

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Washington was roiled by sexual harassment allegations and resignations this week, even as the Russia investigation pressed on.

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Will The Tax Overhaul Help The Working Class?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

President Trump has promised to stand up for the forgotten working class. The administration claims the tax overhaul backs up the promise. Do details of the tax package back up that claim?

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News Brief: Trump To Call Jerusalem Israel's Capital, Endorses Roy Moore

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

President Trump is planning to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which has big repercussions in the Middle East. Also, Trump endorsed Roy Moore, who faces sexual assault allegations.

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Is Trump Waging A Hidden Campaign Against Mitt Romney?

Monday, December 04, 2017

When the president went to Utah on Monday, he may have been working to keep Romney from having a path through that state to the Senate — and a perch as the top non-Trump Republican in Washington.

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Trump Endorses Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Despite Allegations Of Sexual Abuse

Monday, December 04, 2017

President Trump offered an explicit endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is dealing with accusations of sexual abuse. Trump also went to Utah, where Mitt Romney, a fierce critic of his administration, is eyeing a Senate run.

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Pelosi Calls For Conyers To Step Down

Thursday, November 30, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign. Also, news organizations are reporting that the White House is readying a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Trump Retweets Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos From Far-Right Group In Britain

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The action prompted outrage. While Trump's Twitter feed often creates controversy, it doesn't always result in consequential actions.

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Trump Will Try To Get Legislative Agenda Back On Track

Monday, November 27, 2017

Congress returns after a holiday recess. Sexual harassment dominates the political conversation. President Trump meets with key Republican senators on Monday to try to steer the GOP agenda.

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Democrats Strategize For 2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017

When members of Congress come back from Thanksgiving break, they'll start thinking about the 2018 midterms. Democrats are hoping to continue their recent wins.

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President Trump Weighs In On Alabama Senate Race And Roy Moore

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

President Trump weighed in on the controversy around Alabama Senate canddiate Roy Moore, saying that his Democratic opponent should not be elected. Trump stopped short of endorsing Moore outright.

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President Trump Delivers Speech After Returning From Asia

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Even before he returned from his nearly two-week in Asia, President Trump began teasing he'd make a "major" statement about the trip when he got back. Wednesday afternoon, he shared what he views as his overseas accomplishments.

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Republicans Add ACA Mandate Repeal To Tax Bill

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Senate version of the GOP tax plan involves repealing the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans think they have the votes to pass the measure.

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Trump And The Office Of The Presidency, One Year After The Election

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In 2016, Donald Trump won the presidency as a businessman and reality TV star with no political or military experience. He said that being president would change him, but what impact has his time in office had?

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News Brief: New York Attacker Charged, Trump Calls For Immigration Changes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Prosecutors say the New York attacker planned his attack far in advance. Also, we look at how President Trump is responding, and look at NPR management's response to sexual harassment complaints.

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Trump Calls For Immigration Changes After Attack

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In contrast to the attack in Las Vegas, President Trump has not wasted any time in advocating policy changes in the wake of the New York attack.

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