Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Politics Chat: What's Next For Congress After Trump Leaves Office

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Donald Trump may not fade from the scene immediately, and Republican disarray may not prove incentive enough to get congressional Republicans to compromise with Democrats.


Congress Certifies Election Results After Violent Mob Storms U.S. Capitol

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Extremists, supporters of President Trump, breached the U.S. Capitol in an unprecedented violent act. Early Thursday Congress certified President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris' victory.


Latest News: Capitol Grounds Are Cleared; Congress To Continue Electoral Vote Tally

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

NPR's political correspondent offers an analysis of Wednesday's news, including pro-Trump extremists' insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and plans to resume congressional tally of the electoral count.


Politics Chat: GOP Lawmakers Plan To Object To Electoral College Results

Sunday, January 03, 2021

A new Congress is set to certify the election results. But a group of GOP Senators say they will vote against electors from disputed states in what some are calling a loyalty test to President Trump.


5 Lessons Democrats Can Learn From The 2020 Elections

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Democrats were elated to defeat President Trump this year, but overall voters sent their party some mixed signals. Now, the party is trying to figure out what they mean for the future.


Politics Chat: Two Unemployment Benefits Expired, With More To Follow

Sunday, December 27, 2020

With another COVID-19 relief bill awaiting his signature or veto, what's President Trump's end game? A new Congress begins Jan. 3, a new president in 24 days, and millions of Americans are struggling.


Democrats Take A Hard Look At Disappointing Losses Down Ballot

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Despite winning the White House decisively, Democrats are asking what went wrong for their party in 2020 as they lost seats in the House and failed to meet expectations elsewhere.


Politics Chat: Trump Is Preoccupied With Election Results While Relief Bill Stalls

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Progress on the COVID-19 relief bill, as a lame duck President Trump continues to spread falsehoods about the election amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis and now an alleged Russian cyberattack.


Latest News: Barr Resigns; Biden Addresses The Nation

Monday, December 14, 2020

Soon after the Electoral College vote ended with the final ballots cast in Hawaii, President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation. Also, Attorney General Bill Bar resigned on Monday.


Latest On The Electoral College Vote

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Electoral College will vote on Monday to affirm Joe Biden's victory over President Trump. NPR discusses the latest on the vote and what comes next.


Trump Looks For Support In His Effort To Overturn The Election

Thursday, December 10, 2020

President Trump's attempts to challenge Joe Biden's election victory have failed and the president is explicitly calling for the election to be overturned. Many in his party are supportive or silent.


Politics Chat: Updates On The Presidential Transfer Of Power

Sunday, December 06, 2020

We look at President Elect Joe Biden's plans for fighting the pandemic, and as how the transition between the Trump and Biden administrations is going given that President Trump has yet to concede.


After Delays, Biden Will Begin To Get Classified Briefings

Monday, November 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden's transition seems poised to accelerate this week. He's named communications aides, and is set to announce more members of his economic team.


Politics Chat: Trump's GOP Support May Be Waning As He Contests Election Results

Sunday, November 22, 2020

There are cracks in the wall of Republican support for Donald Trump but not enough to make the president concede that he lost the election.


Trump's Futile Fight To Overturn Election Loss Breeds Turmoil, Risk

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The president has made it clear that he will spend his remaining days in the White House in the same way he spent much of his term in office: fighting.


Why President Trump Refuses To Concede And What It Might Mean For The Country

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Joe Biden won the election, but President Trump continues to claim he won and challenge the results in court. These moves may put the country's democracy and Trump's political future at risk.


How Biden's Agenda Can Advance Without Control Of The House, Senate

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden could be the first Democrat since 1885 to enter office without his party controlling both houses of Congress. That creates challenges for his ambitious agenda.


Politics Chat: Biden's Transition As President-Elect Off To A Rocky Start

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Divided government has not been a recipe for compromise and conciliation in recent years, and Americans are increasingly polarized.


Trump Tried To Make This Election 2016 Again. It Didn't Go As Planned

Sunday, November 08, 2020

President Trump slumped in polls and fundraising — and lost 10 days when he caught the coronavirus. He threw everything into reaching for a come-from-behind win, but Democrat Joe Biden beat him.


Politics Chat: Biden Calls For Hope And Healing In Speech

Sunday, November 08, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden is calling for unity and healing while President Trump refuses to accept the results of the election.