Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

GOP Presidential Debate: Policies Not Personalities Dominate

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The main focus of the fourth debate was on the economy. The gathering in Milwaukee had the fewest candidates on stage so far this year as just eight qualified for the main stage.

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One Year Out — 5 Things That Might Determine The Next President

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's now within a year of Election Day 2016. The Republican race for the nomination is still completely unsettled, the Democratic race a little less. But hardly anything has worked out according to conventional wisdom.

With that caveat, here are five big things that (we think!) will help determine the ...

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Republicans Win Governor's Races In Mississippi, Kentucky

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Across the country Tuesday, voters cast ballots in state and local elections. Ohio voters rejected a referendum to legalize marijuana, and Republicans won governor's races in Mississippi and Kentucky.

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Third Debate Shakes Up Dynamic Of Republican Race

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Republican presidential candidates gathered for their third debate in Colorado Wednesday. NPR reviews which candidates emerged stronger and which have some spinning to do.

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GOP Candidates Clash With Each Other And Moderators In Third Debate

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Republican presidential candidates gathered for their third debate on Wednesday night in Boulder, Colo. This one focused on economic issues, with Donald Trump and Ben Carson at center stage.

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How Presidential Hopefuls Faired At Iowa Democratic Party's Fundraising Dinner

Sunday, October 25, 2015

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Hillary Clinton To Testify Before Benghazi Committee

Monday, October 19, 2015

With Republicans under fire for using the investigation for partisan purposes, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to appear before the Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday.

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Obama Announces Decision To Delay Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

Thursday, October 15, 2015

President Obama announced Thursday he has abandoned his plan to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.

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Democrats Spar Over Gun Control, Wall Street Reform In First Debate

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton was able to maintain her status as frontrunner by leaning left of Bernie Sanders on gun control and to the right of him on socialism in the first Democratic debate of the 2016 race.

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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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'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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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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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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