Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Politics chat: Biden vows to continue support for Israel, aid package in the works

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Amid an attack by Iran, President Biden vows continued support for Israel and House leaders say they'll take up an aid package this week.


Politics chat: What it'll take to win 2024

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Fundraising, electoral college math and third party candidates — how securing a White House victory in a tight election year will come down to a battle for the margins.


Politics chat: Unrest on Capitol Hill, election updates and analysis

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Congress passed and President Biden has signed spending measures necessary to operate the government. It is a basic function but one that has become the object of Republican brinksmanship.


What the State of the Union looks like amid dysfunctional democracy

Thursday, March 07, 2024

At one time, the State of the Union was a chance for the president to talk to Congress about what the two branches of government could do together for the country. But those days are over.


Politics chat: Trump wins big in South Carolina, Alabama Supreme Court ruling on IVF

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Analysis of another busy week in politics — from former President Donald Trump's big win in South Carolina to the national political implications of the Alabama Supreme Court's IVF ruling.


Biden defended his mental acuity in this evening's press conference

Thursday, February 08, 2024

President Biden gave a fiery defense of his mental acuity at the White House on Thursday after the Justice Department delivered a report that described him as an "elderly man with a poor memory."


Trump says VP pick won't impact the race. So what's he looking for in a running mate?

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Donald Trump has yet to officially clinch the Republican presidential nomination, but he's already begun to tease about a running mate. The NPR Politics Podcast dives into who might be on his list.


The southern border has become a key issue in Washington and the presidential race

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The focus on immigration in Washington and in the 2024 presidential race is driving a bipartisan negotiation and a House GOP push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.


Donald Trump wins Iowa Republican caucuses

Monday, January 15, 2024

NPR One only: Trump wins Iowa Republican caucuses.


Politics chat: Temporary spending bill avoids government shutdown

Sunday, January 14, 2024

We look at the temporary spending deal that avoids a partial government shutdown — at least for now.


Politics chat: 2024 campaigning season begins with speeches from Trump and Biden

Sunday, January 07, 2024

We look at the official start of the 2024 presidential campaigning season, with President Biden and former President Donald Trump giving fiery speeches that seem to set the tone for the contest.


Politics chat: Biden campaigns on Infrastructure Bill, attacks Trump

Sunday, December 10, 2023

President Biden is campaigning on his Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and stepping up attacks on Donald Trump.


Biden wants to win over young voters. They want him to do more about climate change

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

President Biden is grappling with how to convince young voters to support him. Climate and the pushback around him skipping COP28 is one example.


Week in politics: House passes spending bill; Biden's statements on Gaza make waves

Sunday, November 19, 2023

We look at the passage of the stopgap spending bill as well as President Biden's statements on the necessity of a secure Palestinian state alongside Israel.


President Biden held a news conference after his meeting with China's Xi Jinping

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The two met Wednesday in California to discuss economic concerns for their respective nations.


President Biden held a news conference after his meeting with Xi Jinping

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The two met on Wednesday to discuss economic concerns about their respective nations.


Politics chat: Pence drops out of 2024 race; new entry in Democratic primary race

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence is leaving the race for the Republican presidential nomination while Rep. Dean Phillips, Minn., is joining the Democratic primary race.


Monday Morning Politics: Mara Liasson on Biden, Israel and More

Monday, October 23, 2023

The latest national political news, including how President Biden is trying to influence Israel, the speaker situation in the House and the Republicans in disarray and more.

Politics chat: Biden appeals to Congress for aid, awaits new House Speaker

Sunday, October 22, 2023

The Biden administration is asking for aid for Israel and Ukraine but it may have to wait for a new House speaker.


Here's what happened during Biden's Israel trip

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

President Biden paid a quick visit to Israel that become more fraught after an explosion at a Gaza hospital killed hundreds of people and sparked protest across the region.