Mara Liasson

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5 Things To Watch For In Obama's Final State Of The Union

Sunday, January 10, 2016

On Tuesday night, President Obama will give his final State of the Union address. It's the last big speech many Americans will watch him deliver, and he wants to leave a good impression.

Here are five things to watch for.

1. How different will this speech be from his past ...


Obama Outlines New Rules For Gun Sales In The U.S.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

President Obama announced executive action on guns in a speech that was both emotional and politically charged. Gun rights supporters immediately denounced the move.


GOP Candidates Shift Focus To National Security As First Voting Nears

Monday, January 04, 2016

The calendar has finally turned to 2016, and the Republican presidential candidates are ramping up their campaigning. The theme this week is national security, an issue that unites th...


Politics In The News: Political Arena Activity Increases

Monday, January 04, 2016

President Obama talks executive action and guns, ex-President Clinton hits the campaign trail for candidate Clinton and footage of Donald Trump ends up in video posted by a Islamist militant group.


He Was Born Republican Royalty, But 'Jebcito' Is From Miami

Monday, December 28, 2015

In the encore airing of the series "Journey Home" we learn why Jeb Bush embraced Hispanic culture and put down roots in south Florida.


Meet Hillary Clinton's New Campaign Weapon — Bill

Monday, December 21, 2015

He's a political spouse like no other, who has so far been confined to cameos. That will change in January, though one analyst says the best thing he can do is "stay out of the way."


The Last Republican Debate of 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

NPR national politics correspondent Mara Liasson and The Atlantic's senior editor David Frum (former speechwriter for President George W. Bush) recap the Republican candidates' debate.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Clash Over Security Issues In 5th Debate

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Recent world events refocused the conversation on terrorism and national security. Jeb Bush sparred with Donald Trump over his comments about temporarily banning Muslims from the U.S.


4 Reasons Trump's Supporters Aren't Going Anywhere — And Why The GOP's Worried

Friday, December 11, 2015

Editor's Note: Some readers might find some of the language below offensive.

This post was updated at 11:30 a.m. ET

Donald Trump has made his most outrageous statement yet in a string of beyond-the-pale utterances.

His plan to temporarily stop all Muslims from coming to the U.S. was condemned ...


Despite Backlash Over Muslim Comments, Supporters Stand By Trump

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Voters who support Donald Trump reveal insights into the appeal of the leading Republican presidential candidate. We hear from a focus group of Trump supporters.


In Trumpian Style, White House Press Secretary Calls Out Trump's 'Fake Hair'

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Sometimes being in the White House briefing has a "down the rabbit hole" quality to it.

Today I inadvertently started Comb-overgate with an innocent question.

When spokesman Josh Earnest comes in to the briefing room, he often brings prepared remarks on questions he has anticipated.

On Tuesday, it wasn't hard ...


White House Pushes Back Against Criticism Of ISIS Strategy

Monday, December 07, 2015

In his Oval Office address, President Obama sought to calm a nation on edge because of terror. Did it work? And how is it reverberating on the 2016 campaign trail?


Obama Again Calls For Stronger Gun Measures After San Bernardino Shooting

Thursday, December 03, 2015

President Obama again found himself in the position of decrying a mass shooting and not being able to do much about it. He used a scheduled interview with CBS News to express his sympathies.


Obama Calls For Gun Control Measures After San Bernardino, Calif., Shooting

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

President Obama expressed sympathy to the victims' families of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. He also called for stronger gun background checks and other measures.


Obama Urges Other Nations To Take Action On Climate Change

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In Paris, President Obama made the case for taking action against climate change and addressed the ongoing fight against ISIS.


Trump Remains On Top Of GOP Field As Start Of Primary Voting Nears

Monday, November 30, 2015

There are now just 10 weeks until voting begins. After Thanksgiving, there are some clear themes emerging in the state of the presidential race.


Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

Friday, November 27, 2015

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.


Hillary Clinton Calls For Shift In Strategy To Destroy ISIS

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton laid out her ideas on national security and the struggle against terrorism on Thursday.


Why 'Bomb The S*** Out Of Them' Sounds Pretty Good To A Lot Of Voters Right Now

Thursday, November 19, 2015

At every turn, this year's presidential campaign has proved conventional wisdom wrong. The aftermath of the Paris attacks might be another example.

As soon as the attacks were over, a chorus of (establishment) Republican voices predicted that the new focus on national security and terrorism would change the dynamic of ...


ISIS, Refugees Elevate National Security Issues In U.S. Campaign

Thursday, November 19, 2015

President Obama challenged his critics to offer solutions of their own to defeat ISIS. So what are the Republican candidates saying?