Mara Liasson

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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

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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?


Democratic Debate Candidates Spar Over Wall Street Reform, Foreign Policy

Sunday, November 15, 2015

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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

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