Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

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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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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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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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.

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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Friday, July 03, 2015

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Chris Christie Becomes 14th Republican Presidential Candidate

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the race, there are now 14 Republican candidates for president. Two more are expected to join by the end of July.

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Supreme Court Rulings, Confederate Flag, Mark Shift In Culture Wars

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage this week, and the debate over the Confederate flag, mark the apparent end of several battles in the culture war.

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Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Reaction

Friday, June 26, 2015

Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide in the U.S. For a look at what lay behind the Supreme Court's decision, and its ramifications, David Greene speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson and Nina Totenberg.

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Supreme Court Rules That All States Must Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Friday, June 26, 2015

In 5-to-4 decision, the court upheld the nationwide right to same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the majority opinion. David Greene speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson and Scott Horsley.

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Breaking Down The Supreme Court Ruling On Obamacare Subsidies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. For details on the ruling, Renee Montagne speaks with Nina Totenberg and Mara Liasson.

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In Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies Nationwide

Thursday, June 25, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the shooting in Charleston, S.C., the political fallout continues. Gov. Nikki Haley renewed a push to remove the Confederate flag from the state house grounds in a press conference Monday.

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Confederate Flag Controversy Raised Again After S.C. Church Shooting

Monday, June 22, 2015

The place that the confederate flag should occupy has long divided the country. Many want the flag to be removed. But some leading Republicans have defended the right of South Carolina to display it.

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Jeb Bush Promises Inclusive Campaign As He Runs For President

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bush kicked off his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination with a rally at a Miami Dade College campus. He promised to reach out to voters that the GOP has failed to attract in the past.

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