Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Politics chat: State courts v. legislatures on election laws; Same-sex marriage bill

Sunday, September 11, 2022

We take a look at the battle between state courts and legislatures on who sets election rules, as well as the pending Senate vote on a same-sex marriage bill.


Politics Chat: Biden to campaign in key cities on Labor Day

Sunday, September 04, 2022

We look at how President Biden's message to MAGA Republicans was received, as well as what the latest details on the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago tell us about the why the FBI was worried.


Politics chat: Hot issues see developments this week

Sunday, August 21, 2022

This week promises to bring developments in the efforts to overturn the 2020 election, abortion, guns and more.


The Inflation Reduction Act becomes law

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Pres. Biden is on a winning streak while former Pres. Trump's legal problems mount.


Politics Chat: Climate-related legislation, Biden's approval rating and the midterms

Sunday, July 31, 2022

A deal for climate-related legislation boosts President Biden's legacy, but won't likely provide much help to Democrats in November's midterm elections.


NPR Politics Special: What We Learned From The Jan. 6 Hearings

Friday, July 22, 2022

How did the attack on the U.S. Capitol come together? What did President Trump know and why did he take so long to respond? And who will be held accountable?


Former White House chiefs of staff weigh in on how Biden can avoid a midterm disaster

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

President Biden's agenda is stuck and his standing with the public is at historic lows. Former White House chiefs of staff offer insights on what's going wrong and what could turn things around.


Politics chat: The ghost of the Build Back Better Bill; Dems likely to lose seats

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Democrats in Congress will try to pass a few modest health care measures now that one of the party's own members has rejected climate spending. Also, the latest on midterm elections.


Politics chat: Supreme Court rulings limit executive action on climate and abortion

Sunday, July 03, 2022

From Supreme Court decisions to Jan. 6 revelations — it has been an extraordinary last several days in politics.


Televised hearings investigating Jan. 6 begin

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The first primetime televised hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection was held on Capitol Hill on Thursday.


Politics chat: 3 down, 3 to go, on Jan. 6 hearings

Sunday, June 19, 2022

With three public meetings done and three more to go, the January 6th committee is laying out its case against former President Donald Trump.


Televised hearings investigating Jan. 6 begin

Thursday, June 09, 2022

The first primetime televised hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection was held on Capitol Hill on Thursday.


Week in politics: Biden's commencement address; Background checks; Midterm elections

Sunday, May 29, 2022

President Biden meets with grieving families in Texas while Senators try to find common ground on gun legislation in Congress.


The political stumbling blocks that prevent gun legislation from passing

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Many Americans are asking themselves what can be done after the shooting in Texas. Despite broad support for background checks and red-flag laws, action at the state and national levels is uncertain.


Politics chat: More aid to Ukraine; Penn. Republican primary likely to be recounted

Sunday, May 22, 2022

What more aid for Ukraine says about bipartisanship in Washington; Trump's primary endorsements; and how Democrats' hopes rest on the working class appeal of their Penn. Senate candidate.


Why is an American Conservative Conference Happening in Hungary?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

NPR's Mara Liasson talks about why CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, is taking place in Hungary this week, and what that says about the movement.

Here's why American conservatives are heading to Hungary for a big conference

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Conservative Political Action Conference is in Hungary this week, with a keynote from Prime Minister Viktor Orban. He has clamped down on democratic institutions and targeted minority groups.


What reproductive rights look like around the world

Monday, May 09, 2022

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, here's a look at abortion rights and access around the world.


Politics chat: Democrats focus on abortion rights while Republicans focus on leak

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Abortion is now front and center on the minds of many Democrats, but surprisingly many Republicans are focusing more on the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion, not on the substance of it.


Leaked Supreme Court draft opinion renews the political debate involving abortion

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

The Supreme Court draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade sparked outrage among abortion rights supporters, but a mix of celebration and caution among opponents crosswise with public opinion.