Mara Liasson

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Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.

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Next Stage For Iran Nuclear Talks Faces Multiple Challenges

Monday, April 06, 2015

As much effort as it's taken to get Iran to agree to limit its nuclear ambitions, it will be a monumental sell for the administration to get Congress and key Mideast allies to go along with the deal.

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Fights Over 'Religious Freedom' And Gay Rights Are Costing Republicans

Friday, April 03, 2015

Following a firestorm of criticism, Republican governors in Indiana and Arkansas signed revised versions of their states' Religious Freedom Restoration bills Thursday night. In Indiana the language was adjusted, and in Arkansas it was significantly scaled back to more closely align with the federal law.

National Republicans, especially ...

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Republicans Face Backlash Over Indiana, Arkansas 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Republican Party is facing backlash over religious freedom laws passed this week in Indiana and Arkansas. The governor of Arkansas asked legislators Wednesday to reconsider its bill.

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Netanyahu Reveals Aversion To 2-State Solution, White House Says

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The administration is taking a tough tone with the Israeli prime minister. Obama's chief of staff spoke to a liberal pro-Israel advocacy group, insisting on the importance of a Palestinian state.

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In Defending Two-State Solution, White House Chief Of Staff Slams Netanyahu

Monday, March 23, 2015

Speaking to a liberal Jewish group Monday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reiterated the administration's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is likely to cause President Obama more headaches when it comes to dealing with Republicans, the Iran negotiations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.

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In Retrospect, Clinton Says She Should Have Used Separate Emails

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ex-Secretary of State Clinton, who has been under fire for her use of a personal email address while in office, has turned over 55,000 pages of her official correspondence to the State Department.

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3 Reasons Democrats Are Freaking Out About Hillary Clinton

Monday, March 09, 2015

The back-to-back Clinton controversies are making Democrats queasy.

At a time when more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls are jostling each other in New Hampshire and Iowa, this should be a great moment for the virtually unopposed Hillary Clinton. She could be staying above the fray, using the time ...

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Politics Roundup: From Iowa To Hillary Clinton's Email Account

Monday, March 09, 2015

Potential Republican presidential candidates showed off in Iowa this weekend, while Hillary Clinton — the presumptive Democratic candidate — dealt with a bubbling controversy over her...

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Clinton Speaks To 30th Anniversary Gala Of EMILY's List

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Former Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a large group of female political donors Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in another case that threatens the survival of Obamacare. This one doesn't challenge the constitutionality of the law itself, it merely challenges the legality of one of the most important parts of the system — subsidies so that everyone can afford health ...

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Affordable Care Act To Face Critical Test At Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The president's signature accomplishment — the Affordable Care Act — faces yet another critical test. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Congress intended f...

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3 Reasons President Obama Is Winning This Immigration Fight

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the Republican Congress tried this week to get itself out of the box it put itself in, President Obama was in Miami, aggressively ratcheting up the political pressure on the GOP on the issue underlying the standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security — immigration. Here ...

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Obama Ups Pressure On GOP Over Homeland Security Funding

Thursday, February 26, 2015

President Obama participated in a town-hall meeting in Miami with MSNBC, and did an interview with the Spanish language network Telemundo to talk about the issue underlying the stalemate: immigration.

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GOP Will Try To Override Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Veto

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

President Obama issued his first veto of the new Congress. He rejected a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It's his third veto, but it's likely the start of a trend.

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New Consumer Protections Hold Financial Advisors To Stricter Standards

Monday, February 23, 2015

As part of a larger effort to regulate the financial services industry, on Monday the Obama administration proposed new restrictions on those who manage Americans' retirement accounts.

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Political Necessity Forces GOP Into Middle-Class Income Debate

Friday, February 13, 2015

As the economy improves, political debates change. President Obama says it's time to focus on stagnant middle-class incomes. Republicans are trying to come up with their agenda for the middle class.

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5 Things The Vaccine Debacle Reveal About The 2016 Presidential Field

Thursday, February 05, 2015

As the measles outbreak continues to spread, political leaders with an eye on the White House in 2016 spent much of the week jumping into, and then trying to bail themselves out of, the vaccine debate.

Some brushed the issue off as an unnecessary media circus, but it's worth taking ...

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