Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

How Trump's Inauguration Speech Compares To His First Year In Office

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Donald Trump's inauguration speech may be remembered for his description of "American carnage." But one year later, we look at how good of a roadmap it was for his first year as president.


GOP Pushes Plan To Keep Government Open While DACA Decided

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

House Republicans propose a temporary measure that keeps the government funded. It buys times for them to work out differences on protecting the young undocumented immigrants who call the U.S. home.


President Trump Holds Press Conference With Prime Minister Of Norway

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

President Trump answered questions from reporters after his meeting with Norway's Prime Minister on Wednesday.


Special Counsel On Russia's Election Meddling May Interview Trump

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The president pledge in June that he was "100 percent" willing to be interviewed by the special counsel. NBC News reports Trump's lawyers are "discussing a range of potential options for the format.


Trump Still Dismissive Of Bannon, Though Bannon Says He Supports Trump

Thursday, January 04, 2018

A day after explosive book excerpts show President Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon trashing Trump and his family, the president continues to be dismissive of Bannon.


Republicans Press Trump For Strategy On Iran, North Korea

Monday, January 01, 2018

Throughout the protests in Iran, President Trump has tweeted support for the protesters, and disparaged the Iranian government. All the while, North Korea continues to poke at the U.S.


Republicans Talk Of Changes To Welfare Next

Friday, December 22, 2017

After tax cuts, one of President Trump's next priorities is "welfare reform." It's not clear what that means and how it fits with House Speaker Ryan's desire to overhaul Social Security.


Trump's Tax Win: The Political Risks

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

President Trump gathered Republican leaders at the White House to tout the passage of the tax overhaul bill - their first major legislative win this year. But the bill comes with political risks.


Republicans Appear To Have All The Votes To Pass Tax Plan

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

If nothing else goes wrong for them, Republicans will pass a final tax overhaul bill this week. The House votes Tuesday and the Senate votes sometime after House lawmakers.


A Likely Win On Taxes Solves Some Of The GOP's Political Problems

Sunday, December 17, 2017

President Trump could see his first major legislative victory this week if Congress succeeds in passing the GOP tax overhaul bill. NPR guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about what it means for Republican lawmakers.


Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.


What's At Stake With Alabama's Special Election?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The closely watched U.S. Senate race in Alabama could have national implications for both the Republican and Democratic parties in Washington. Republican Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the state supreme court, is vying for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat against Democrat and former prosecutor Doug Jones.


Women Who Accused President Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Congress To Investigate

Monday, December 11, 2017

With allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the forefront of politics, women who have accused President Trump of misconduct are renewing calls for him to be held accountable.


Will The Tax Overhaul Help The Working Class?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

President Trump has promised to stand up for the forgotten working class. The administration claims the tax overhaul backs up the promise. Do details of the tax package back up that claim?


News Brief: Trump To Call Jerusalem Israel's Capital, Endorses Roy Moore

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

President Trump is planning to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which has big repercussions in the Middle East. Also, Trump endorsed Roy Moore, who faces sexual assault allegations.


Trump Endorses Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Despite Allegations Of Sexual Abuse

Monday, December 04, 2017

President Trump offered an explicit endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is dealing with accusations of sexual abuse. Trump also went to Utah, where Mitt Romney, a fierce critic of his administration, is eyeing a Senate run.


Pelosi Calls For Conyers To Step Down

Thursday, November 30, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign. Also, news organizations are reporting that the White House is readying a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.


Trump Retweets Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos From Far-Right Group In Britain

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The action prompted outrage. While Trump's Twitter feed often creates controversy, it doesn't always result in consequential actions.


Trump Will Try To Get Legislative Agenda Back On Track

Monday, November 27, 2017

Congress returns after a holiday recess. Sexual harassment dominates the political conversation. President Trump meets with key Republican senators on Monday to try to steer the GOP agenda.


Democrats Strategize For 2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017

When members of Congress come back from Thanksgiving break, they'll start thinking about the 2018 midterms. Democrats are hoping to continue their recent wins.