Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Politics chat: Will Congress consider police reform?

Sunday, January 29, 2023

In the wake of the police killing of Tyre Nichols and several mass shootings, we look at the appetite for police reform and gun control in a Congress now that Republicans control the House.


Politics chat: Latest on the classified documents found; Republicans delay raising the debt ceiling

Sunday, January 22, 2023

We take a look at the latest classified documents found at President Biden's private residence, as well as what House Republicans hope to accomplish by delaying the raising of the debt ceiling.


Politics chat: January 6 committee will take up criminal referral against Trump

Sunday, December 18, 2022

The House committee investigating January 6 will take up criminal referrals against former Pres. Donald Trump on Monday. Polls show not much movement in public perception of Trump's responsibility.


How 2022 has gone for President Biden

Thursday, December 15, 2022

As 2022 begins to wind down, NPR takes a look at how the year has gone for President Biden.


Politics chat: Trump wants to return to the White House at all costs

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Donald Trump has called for "the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution" so he can be returned to the White House.


Politics chat: Congress returns for a lame duck session

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Congress returns to work for a lame duck session. Democrats try to advance their agenda while they have control of both chambers. Republicans plan for control of the House in the new year.


Politics chat: Midterm lessons for Democrats and Republicans

Sunday, November 13, 2022

We take a look at the results from the midterms and the takeaways for each party.


The party out of power usually has an advantage in Midterms. How did that play out?

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Going into Tuesday night, based on trends, Democrats could expect to lose 20-30 seats in the House. Anything above 40 would be a total blowout. We examine the big picture.


The big picture as voting draws to a close

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

As voting draws to a close, we take stock of the midterm elections and what lies ahead.


Politics chat: Three must-watch races that could turn the Senate

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Increased fears of political violence, plus growing Republican momentum in the midterms, and the three must-watch races that could shift control of the Senate to the GOP.


Why Biden gave a speech about abortion rights

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

President Biden gave a speech about abortion rights Tuesday, billed as a political event ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.


Politics chat: Biden visits Oregon and Pennsylvania; who will control House and Senate

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Though sometimes considered a liability for Democratic candidates, President Biden is making trips to Oregon and Pennsylvania to support local campaigns. Plus, who will control the House and Senate.


Politics chat: Five weeks to midterms, Supreme Court to hear key cases

Sunday, October 02, 2022

With less than five weeks before the midterms, we look at how things are shaping up for each party. We also look at a couple of key cases before the Supreme Court, which starts a new term on Monday.


What all of Donald Trump's legal issues may mean for his political future

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Former President Donald Trump faces a number of legal challenges — including the DOJ's probe into his handling of sensitive government material and his role in the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.


Politics chat: State courts v. legislatures on election laws; Same-sex marriage bill

Sunday, September 11, 2022

We take a look at the battle between state courts and legislatures on who sets election rules, as well as the pending Senate vote on a same-sex marriage bill.


Politics Chat: Biden to campaign in key cities on Labor Day

Sunday, September 04, 2022

We look at how President Biden's message to MAGA Republicans was received, as well as what the latest details on the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago tell us about the why the FBI was worried.


Politics chat: Hot issues see developments this week

Sunday, August 21, 2022

This week promises to bring developments in the efforts to overturn the 2020 election, abortion, guns and more.


The Inflation Reduction Act becomes law

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Pres. Biden is on a winning streak while former Pres. Trump's legal problems mount.


Politics Chat: Climate-related legislation, Biden's approval rating and the midterms

Sunday, July 31, 2022

A deal for climate-related legislation boosts President Biden's legacy, but won't likely provide much help to Democrats in November's midterm elections.


NPR Politics Special: What We Learned From The Jan. 6 Hearings

Friday, July 22, 2022

How did the attack on the U.S. Capitol come together? What did President Trump know and why did he take so long to respond? And who will be held accountable?