Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Why Possibly Changing The Filibuster Brings Threats Of Political 'Nuclear' War

Monday, March 29, 2021

The procedure has evolved at many points in history, clearing breakthroughs on civil rights and a recent GOP judicial spree. Those issues show why the two parties see changing it now as existential.


Building A Big Infrastructure Plan, Biden Starts With A Bridge To Republicans

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The president promised to "build back better" after dealing with the pandemic. He also said he could work with Republicans, and his next legislative push will test that.


Politics Chat: Breaking Down The Political Responses To The Atlanta Shootings

Sunday, March 21, 2021

We take a look at how lawmakers view the Georgia shootings, the fate of the Dreamer immigration bill headed to Senate, and how Democrats and Republicans might work together on the infrastructure bill.


Ron Klain's Record: How Biden's Chief Of Staff Is Keeping The Trains Running

Friday, March 12, 2021

With a big victory already under his belt, Klain now must gear up for many challenges ahead. But he comes to the job "uniquely well-prepared," says a journalist who wrote the book on chiefs of staff.


How White House Chief Of Staff Ron Klain's Record Helps The Biden Administration

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

From the Florida recount to overseeing the U.S. response to the Ebola pandemic, Ron Klain is bringing a battle-tested resume to bear as he navigates Biden's ambitious agenda as his chief of staff.


Senate Passes Huge COVID Relief Bill

Monday, March 08, 2021

An update on the weekend's politics around the stimulus bill in Washington.

Major Election Reform And Voting Rights Bill Passed By The House

Thursday, March 04, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the measure a the top legislative priority following work on the coronavirus relief bill. The Wednesday night vote was 220-210.


Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

President Biden was in Wisconsin Tuesday night for a town hall on CNN. In addition to specifics about his coronavirus relief package, Biden was also asked a lot about vaccines and schools.


An Unusually Bipartisan Impeachment Vote Leaves A Deeply Divided Nation

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Seven Republicans crossed the aisle top vote for former President Trump's conviction, but the party's leaders in Congress continued a pattern of criticism without consequences.


House Managers Use Video To Show How Close Rioters Got To Lawmakers

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Jarring audio and video dotted arguments in Day 2 of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. House impeachment managers recounted, at times minute-by-minute, the violence of Jan. 6.


The Start Of Trump's 2nd Impeachment Trial Is Hours Away

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday will begin trying former President Trump for his role in last month's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He's accused of inciting that deadly riot.


Despite Setting A New Tone, Biden Faces Tough Decision On Dealing With Congress

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The president is pledging "unity," but the word means different things to different people. For him, it appears to be about tone, not necessarily direction.


Biden's Beginning: Executive Orders And A New Presidential Leadership Model

Friday, January 29, 2021

NPR looks at President Biden's first full week in office. From executive orders to big legislative proposals, his presidential leadership already contrasts starkly with his predecessor's.


A Look At Biden's 1st Day In Office

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

On his first day in office, President Biden delivered a message of unity and signed a raft of executive actions. NPR discusses the major events of Inauguration Day.


During Inaugural Address, Biden Calls For Unity Amid Multiple National Crises

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

In his inaugural address, President Biden urged Americans to come together to move past the multiple crises facing — and, in some cases, dividing — the nation.


Biden Will Arrive In Washington As Trump Finishes Up His Presidency

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

President-elect Biden is heading to Washington from Delaware as President Trump works through his last full day in office. Washington, D.C. is locked down ahead of Wednesday's inaugural ceremonies.


Politics Update: How Biden Will Spend His First Days As President

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Joe Biden has released his plan of action for his first few weeks in as president.


Republicans Wonder How, And If, They Can Pull The Party Back Together

Saturday, January 16, 2021

President Trump leaves fault lines in the GOP after the Capitol insurrection and his second impeachment, on top of the party having lost the White House, House and Senate on his watch.


Examining The Fault Lines Of The Republican Party

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Republican Party is reeling from the U.S. Capitol siege that President Trump helped to incite. He also received blame for the GOP loss of the Senate. Yet, many party voters remain loyal to him.


As House Moves To Impeach Trump, A Look At White House's Reaction

Monday, January 11, 2021

NPR discusses what is known about the White House's reaction to the House moving forward on articles of impeachment against President Trump.