Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Trump Still Considering National Emergency Declaration As Shutdown Negotiations Continue

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The partial government shutdown, already the longest in U.S. history, continues with no end in sight.


The Political Price Of Building A Border Wall

Thursday, January 10, 2019

President Trump acts like his campaign promise to build a border wall means the difference between keeping his base of supporters and losing them. But is that really the case?


Televised-Addresses Highlight Divide Between Trump, Democratic Leaders

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

After the president gave an Oval Office address, calling for more than $5 billion in border wall funding, Speaker of the House Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer gave the Democratic response.


Trump To Give Prime-Time Speech, Making The Case For Border Wall Funding

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

President Trump will make a prime-time speech Tuesday night on border security, making the case for funding a border wall. That demand has triggered a partial government shutdown, in its third week.


Budget Negotiations Continue As Government Shutdown Enters Its 3rd Week

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Budget talks between congressional aides and the White House did not break any new ground Saturday. President Trump is still insisting on $5.7 billion for a border wall.


Days Before Democrats Take Over House, Trump Blames Them For Shutdown

Sunday, December 30, 2018

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with national political correspondent Mara Liasson about the upcoming week in politics — including the potential political fallout of the continuing shutdown.


President Trump Ends 2018 With An Unsettled Administration

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Trump had a tumultuous year that ended with controversial moves to pull troops from Syria and double down on the border wall. Next year brings more challenges as the 2020 campaign comes into focus.


Recapping The Week In Politics

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The government is shut down, the markets have tanked, the secretary of defense has quit — and Christmas is around the corner. NPR reporter Mara Liasson sorts through the developments.


Secretary of Defense Mattis Will Resign, Tumultuous Week For WH Continues

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The announcement that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will retire comes during a tumultuous week for the White House.


Trump Says He Won't Sign Short Term Bill Without Added Border Control Provisions

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The threat of a partial government shutdown increased as President Trump told top House GOP leaders he wouldn't sign a short term bill unless more border security provisions were added.


Partial Government Shutdown Looms, As Border Wall Funding Remains Sticking Point

Monday, December 17, 2018

The White House and Democrats seem far apart on a deal that could avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week. The sticking point is the president's demand on border wall funding.


Zinke Out, Mulvaney In (For Now) In Busy Weekend Of Presidential Tweets

Sunday, December 16, 2018

President Trump is making personnel moves — naming an interim chief of staff and announcing his Interior secretary's resignation — while facing a dizzying number of investigations into his conduct.


Trump Spars With Pelosi And Schumer Over Border Wall Funding

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer quarreled openly at the White House over border wall funding. Trump said he'd take ownership over any government shutdown.


Impeachment Is Just Another Word for Indictment

Monday, December 10, 2018

Impeachment doesn't mean removal, which is why Congressional Democrats may decide against using their political capital on trying to impeach the president.

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Trump Declares He's Cleared From Mueller Investigation

Monday, December 10, 2018

President Trump responded over the weekend to the latest filings from special counsel Robert Mueller by declaring himself cleared of wrongdoing during the 2016 presidential election.


Politics News Of The Week

Sunday, December 09, 2018

National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson gives host Lulu Garcia-Navarro her take on the news of the week — including three bombshell filings that shed light on the Robert Mueller investigation.


Friends And Family Eulogize President George H.W. Bush On His Final Day In Washington

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

All living presidents, top foreign leaders, and members of Congress attended the state funeral for President George H.W. Bush where his son, President George W. Bush delivered an emotional eulogy.


Week In Politics: Remembering George H.W. Bush

Sunday, December 02, 2018

NPR's Mara Liasson speaks with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the week in politics.


Trump Dismisses New Guilty Plea By Former Lawyer Michael Cohen

Thursday, November 29, 2018

President Trump dismissed the new guilty plea by his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen. It comes as he heads to the G-20 meeting in Argentina where he formerly scheduled to meet with Russian President Putin.


Week In Politics: U.S. Asylum System

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NPR's Mara Liasson discusses the week in politics with host Sacha Pfeiffer - including President Trump's latest reported effort to change the US asylum system.