Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Days Away From Democratic Debate, All Eyes On An Undecided Biden

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The first Democratic presidential debate is set for Tuesday, even as Vice President Joe Biden is considering whether to join the White House race.

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Obama Begins Sales Pitch To Congress On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Negotiators reached agreement on a massive trade deal this week. It sets in motion a complex political fight — one that involves federal policy, the national economy, President Obama'...

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Is Marco Rubio The Generational Change The Grand Old Party Needs?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Since the 1980s, Democrats have had a serious presidential candidate pressing the need for generational change. Now Republicans have the young candidates, and Rubio is running as the fresh face.

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If Biden Wants To Run For President, His Narrow Window Is Closing

Thursday, October 01, 2015

As Hillary Clinton continues to struggle, Joe Biden's name continues to surface. No one in Washington truly knows what the vice president will do but he likely must decide in the next couple of weeks.

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'The Heart Goes Last' Is A Swiftian Satire Of Imbeciles In The Apocalypse

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Margaret Atwood is one of literature's greatest living interior decorators. Some of her best stories are light on incident, but rich in character, as she examines her protagonists' inner lives at length. In rearranging their mental furniture and dusting the cobwebbed corners of their consciousness, she often comes across complicated ...

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Many Guesses, But No Answers On Joe Biden's Plans

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Politicians and the press are trying to read the tea leaves on Joe Biden's future. But right now, only the vice president knows what his tea cup holds.

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Religion, Immigration Rhetoric Shows GOP Push To The Right

Friday, September 25, 2015

As social conservatives gather in Washington, D.C., for the Values Voter summit, GOP leaders are struggling with a message that's gotten muddled. Can the party harness voters' populist rage?

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Trump Says It's Not His Job To Correct Anti-Muslim Commenter

Sunday, September 20, 2015

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Large N.H. Crowd Turns Out To Welcome Trump A Day After GOP Debate

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fresh off the second GOP debate, where he was at the center of the action, Donald Trump headed to the early primary state of New Hampshire for a rally with thousands of supporters.

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GOP Candidates Hit The Campaign Trail After 2nd Debate

Thursday, September 17, 2015

One day after the GOP presidential candidates met for a debate, frontrunner Donald Trump headed to New Hampshire. He is holding a town hall meeting Thursday evening.

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Over 3 Hours, GOP Rivals Try To Chip Away At Trump's Dominance

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Eleven Republican candidates took the stage Wednesday night for the main debate. Earlier, four candidates with lower poll ratings debated.

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As Opponents Rally Outside The Capitol, Clinton Unveils Broad Iran Plan

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

As Congress debates the Iran nuclear deal, the presidential candidates — from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump — weigh in on the agreement and expose the political fault lines on national security.

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Austrian Town Historically Welcoming To Refugees Overwhelmed By Crisis

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

A small provincial town in Austria is home to the country's largest refugee center. But even though they have been helping refugees for many decades, residents have never known a crisis like the current one.

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Andrew Kohut, Founding Director Of Pew Research, Dies At 73

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Kohut became familiar to NPR listeners as the rare pollster who never strayed from his data and independent analysis, yet shared the numbers with humor and humanity. He died Tuesday at age 73.

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Politics In The News: What Are The Biggest Takeaways So Far?

Monday, September 07, 2015

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday because as soon as it's over, the political season will be kicked up a notch.

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Nativism And Economic Anxiety Fuel Trump's Populist Appeal

Friday, September 04, 2015

Many Americans don't see either political party as offering real solutions. So Trump — with his anger at immigrants, trade, Wall Street and Washington elites — is filling the void.

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Biden Fuels Speculation Of Presidential Run With College Affordability Speech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Miami on Wednesday to talk about college affordability fueling speculation that he will launch a bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

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Obama Uses Alaska Visit To Focus On Climate Change, Native Issues

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Environmentalists were disappointed when the administration approved offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. While in Alaska, Obama talked about climate change — drawing praise from that same community.

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Anti-Establishment Candidates Trump, Sanders Continue Rise In The Polls

Monday, August 31, 2015

Populism and voter discontent defined this summer in politics. NPR explores what insurgent campaigns by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump suggest about the next phase of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

Monday, July 06, 2015

Republicans have been talking about reforming their party since President Obama's re-election in 2012. The recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare and the reversal of several Southern Republican governors on the Confederate battle flag gave the GOP a new chance. But change can be hard.

In presidential ...

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