Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

News Brief: Cuba Without Castro, Trump And Kim, Missouri Gov. Greitens

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cuba is preparing for a new leader. Raul Castro is expected to hand over the presidency to a younger successor. Also, President Trump spoke on Wednesday about a possible meeting with Kim Jong Un.


Trump And North Korea Update

Thursday, April 19, 2018

We have the latest on President Trump's meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and plans for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.


Syria Airstrike Politics

Sunday, April 15, 2018

This weekend's coalition missile strike on Syria came during a particularly difficult period for the Trump administration as the president reacted to many political scandals.


News Brief: Paul Ryan To Retire, Trump Threatens Syria Strikes

Thursday, April 12, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not run for re-election. Also, we look at the legality of potential U.S. missile strikes on Syria and Russia's response.


Paul Ryan Says He Will Not Run For Re-Election

Thursday, April 12, 2018

We look at the implications after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he will not seek re-election after three years as the speaker.


Trump Ratchets Up The Rhetoric Over Attack On Syrian Civilians

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

President Trump Tweeted Wednesday that if Russia was prepared to shoot down any American missiles fired at Syria that "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!"


Trump Cancels Trip As He Decides On Response To Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The White House says President Trump canceled his trip to Latin America so he could oversee the U.S. response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.


Trump Condemns Chemical Attack In Syria

Monday, April 09, 2018

President Trump took to Twitter following a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told ABC's This Week that the U.S. will not rule out a missile attack in response.


How Trump Administration Will Respond To Syria Chemical Attack

Sunday, April 08, 2018

What are the political implications of the alleged chemical attack in Syria? NPR's Mara Liasson lays out the possibilies.


President Trump Considering Sending Troops To U.S.-Mexico Border

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

President Trump says he's considering sending U.S. troops to help secure the border with Mexico. He also says he's considering pulling troops out of Syria.


What's Behind President Trump's Latest Focus On Illegal Immigration

Monday, April 02, 2018

The idea that President Trump wants to crack down on illegal immigration is hardly a new one and now he says Democrats are to blame for the failure to reach a deal on the status of DACA recipients, but Democrats dispute that.


Week In Washington

Sunday, April 01, 2018

The U.S. expelled Russian diplomats and President Trump fired the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Trump Continues To Attack Special Counsel Mueller, Despite Republicans Advising Otherwise

Monday, March 19, 2018

President Trump lashed out on Twitter against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Some Republicans reacted by defending Mueller's probe, and the White House put out a statement saying firing Mueller is not under consideration.


The Politics Of The McCabe Firing

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The firing of Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, has set off more speculation that the Mueller probe is in jeopardy.


White House Responds To Questions About More Staff Shake-Ups

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The White House responded to questions about a slew of topics: from sanctions against Russia to reports of more impending staff shakeups.


President Trump Names Larry Kudlow As White House's Top Economic Adviser

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

President Trump has chosen CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow to be his top economic adviser, replacing Gary Cohn. It's the latest staff change in an administration recently roiled by them.


Tight Race In Pa. Special Election Will Decide U.S. House Seat

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Voters in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district will vote in Tuesday's special election to decide who their representative will be in the House for the rest of the year.


President Trump's Proposed Gun Control Measures Remain Politically Cautious

Monday, March 12, 2018

In the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Florida, President Trump flirted with gun control measures opposed by the NRA. But in the end, his proposals are much more politically cautious.


Politics In The News: Cohn Resignation, Texas Primary

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Another official is leaving the White House. Economic adviser Gary Cohn's resignation demonstrates what a time of turnover it has been. Plus, Democrats made some gains in Tuesday's primary in Texas.


5 Laws Of Political Gravity In Midterms. Do They Still Apply In The Age Of Trump?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The president implored his base voters to not get "complacent" in 2018, since the party in power usually loses big league in midterms. But Trump has already proven he can defy political gravity.