Mara Liasson

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Affordable Care Act Has Many Political And Legal Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The federal health exchange website is live this week for window shopping and people will begin to purchase new health insurance there on Saturday. But the Affordable Care Act still h...

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Democrats May Have Been Missing A Good Message

Thursday, November 06, 2014

In the wake of coast-to-coast defeats, Democrats are looking through the election returns for lessons.


Obama, GOP Speak Of Cooperation In New Congress

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Republicans won a wave election on Tuesday night, taking control of the Senate and picking up seats in the House as well as key governor's races. Now they set about the task of governing.


Republicans Take Control Of U.S. Senate With N.C. Win

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The GOP picked up the seats needed to retake control of the Senate and then some — with major victories in North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Arkansas. They also added to their margin in the House.


Races To Watch In The Midterm Elections

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

We take a look at the races to watch as voting winds down in the midterm elections.


Disappointment With Both Parties A Major Factor In Midterm Elections

Monday, November 03, 2014

General disgust with both parties and the president have been key ingredients in this year's midterm elections.


What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.


Parties Compete To Build The Best Voter-Turnout Machine

Monday, October 27, 2014

A week ahead of Election Day, both parties are still scrambling to identify and turn out every one of their voters. These get-out-the-vote operations are as expensive and high-tech as every other bit of modern campaigning.


Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

Monday, October 20, 2014

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.


Millennials Are Blue Now, But Party Allegiance Could Be Up For Grabs

Thursday, October 09, 2014

They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.


White House Makes A Point To Stay Out Front On Ebola

Monday, October 06, 2014

The stakes are higher than usual for the Obama administration, which has been relentlessly buffeted events it can't seem to take charge of.


NPR Poll: Senate Battleground Tilts Republican, But Still Anybody's Game

Friday, October 03, 2014

A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground — the 12 states that will determine control of the Senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.


Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.


Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.


Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Friday, September 12, 2014

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.


In An Era Of Gridlock, Does Controlling The Senate Really Matter?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As the midterm elections near, Republicans are increasingly confident they will control both houses of Congress. But even if they do, the clashes will likely continue.


Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits fo...


Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.


'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton's book tour is over, and so is the debate over whether she'll make a 2016 presidential bid. Still, her official decision is months away — time she needs to polish her talking points.


As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

Friday, July 25, 2014

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?