Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly Coming Under Criticism For Recent Remarks

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The White House touts Chief of Staff John Kelly's military background as evidence of his credibility and apolitical nature. But Kelly's recent statements call that portrayal into question.

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White House's Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Indictments Don't Prove Collusion With Russia

Monday, October 30, 2017

The White House is trying to create distance between President Trump and the actions special counsel Robert Mueller took against several of Trump's former campaign aides in connection with his investigation.

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GOP Senators Continue To Speak Out About Trump's Approach To Governing

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a critic of President Trump, called out the president during his announcement that he won't see re-election in 2018. He's adding his voice to others in his party who are speaking out about Trump. But what is the impact?

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Gold Star Widow Says President Trump Didn't Remember Her Husband's Name

Monday, October 23, 2017

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of one of the U.S. soldiers killed in Niger, has spoken about President Trump's phone call to her and how she felt. That call has been the subject of several days of controversy for the White House.

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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Senators leading bipartisan health care talks say they've reached a deal. It aims to stabilize the individual market. Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. Marc Harrison gives his thoughts on the deal.

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Kelly Tries To Impose Order On An Unruly White House

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Since John Kelly became President Trump's chief of staff, he's tried to establish some order inside the White House. But his efforts have their limits. One of those limits is the president himself.

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Trump Continues To Use Twitter As Main Form Of Communication

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

President Trump has had a combative few days on Twitter, going after NBC and the organization's "license" to report news, and trading digs with Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

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Tillerson Says He Never Considered Resigning As Secretary Of State

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the press to refute a report that he considered quitting his job. But the episode raises more questions about the workings of the Trump administration.

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Trump Travels To Las Vegas As Probe Continues Into Shooter's Motive

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

President Trump arrives in a city where investigators are hard at work reconstructing Sunday night's mass shooting. Trump says gun laws will be talked about "as time goes by."

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News Brief: Trump In Las Vegas, Gun Control, Theresa May's Troubles

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

President Trump is traveling to Las Vegas Wednesday after Sunday's mass shooting. Also, Democrats are pushing for measures related to gun control, and Theresa May's conservative party is in disarray.

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For Trump, Another Tragedy Presents Another Test

Monday, October 02, 2017

NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the political response to the massacre at a country music concert on the Las Vegas strip, including from the White House. President Trump called it "an act of pure evil."

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What Does The Alabama Senate Race Mean For The Divide In The GOP?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

President Trump's preferred candidate for an Alabama Senate race lost Tuesday, exposing a sharp divide among the conservative base.

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Trump Defends Criticism Of NFL Players For National Anthem Protests

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

President Trump defends his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. He also touted his administration's hurricane response efforts in Puerto Rico. Trump took questions from reporters alongside Spain's leader.

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How Have President Trump's Bipartisan Efforts Been Received By Republicans?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Following his response to recent hurricanes and his bipartisan efforts, President Trump's approval ratings have ticked up. But what do Republicans think?

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Republicans Try Again With Health Care Overhaul

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Republican lawmakers are making another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We take a look at what the current proposal would do and its chances of being passed.

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White House Takes An Aggressive Approach On Tax Overhaul

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

President Trump is working on plan that could win bipartisan support. He'll meet with lawmakers on the topic Wednesday, and Tuesday night he hosted a bipartisan group of senators for dinner.

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News Brief: Trump's Tax Overhaul Push, Irma's Damage, Russia Goes After NGO

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The White House is deep in the midst of a tax overhaul push. Also, we look at the damage from Hurricane Irma and Russia's investigation of a watchdog group called the SOVA Center.

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Trump Cuts Deal With Democrats To Further Congressional Agenda

Thursday, September 07, 2017

President Trump rattled members of his own party when he sat at the White House with leaders from both parties. In a deal to keep the government running, he sided with Democrats.

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News Brief: Trump's Deal With Democrats, Hurricane Irma

Thursday, September 07, 2017

In a surprise move, President Trump is siding with top Democrats in a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Also, Dánica Coto of The Associated Press talks about Hurricane Irma's path through the Caribbean.

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White House Sets Deadline For Congress To Act On 'DREAMers'

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The White House punts to Congress to help the immigrants who will no longer have the Obama-era program known as DACA to protect them. But the politics surrounding congressional action are complicated.

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