Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

How the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning 'Roe v. Wade' could impact midterms

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade sparked a fierce reaction in the political world, with potentially major ramifications for the midterm elections.


The Biden administration more than doubles funding request to respond for Ukraine

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Biden administration is asking Congress for $33 billion in funding to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than double the $14 billion in support for Ukraine authorized so far.


Politics chat: Politicians get COVID; Jackson confirmed; Mitch McConnell interview

Sunday, April 10, 2022

High-profile Washington, D.C. politicians are testing positive for the coronavirus in a reminder that the pandemic is far from over.


The White House is dropping COVID border restrictions. Republicans want them to stay

Thursday, April 07, 2022

A COVID aid bill that President Biden says is crucial to dealing with the next phase of the pandemic has been stalled as Republicans try to force the CDC to keep border restrictions in place.


Politics chat: Biden fights inflation; Republicans address partying rumor; Palin runs

Sunday, April 03, 2022

President Biden continues to address inflation, meanwhile House minority leader Kevin McCarthy addresses allegations from Congressman Madison Cawthorn about wild behavior among GOP players.


Biden will address House Democrats as they plot midterm strategy in Philadelphia

Friday, March 11, 2022

President Biden on Friday speaks to House Democrats at their retreat in Philadelphia — as the party plans its message for the midterm elections.


President Biden bans Russian oil imports

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

President Biden is banning U.S. imports of Russian oil: the latest move to punish Moscow for its war on Ukraine. Gasoline prices are spiking.


Politics chat: State Republicans set agenda with reactive bills ahead of midterms

Sunday, March 06, 2022

We look at how Republican-controlled state legislatures are shaping their strategy ahead of the midterm elections, and how their Democratic counterparts are crafting their messaging.


A preview of the State of the Union address

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Ahead of President Biden's State of the Union address, NPR's Ari Shapiro previews the State of the Union address with NPR reporters and correspondents.


Politics chat: Congress unifies in denouncing Russia; Supreme Court nominee chosen

Sunday, February 27, 2022

America's political leaders have been denouncing Russia for its attack on Ukraine, with the occasional notable exception of former President Donald Trump.


Sanctions against Russia follow its troop movements into Ukraine

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The U.S. and Europe aim their economic weapons against Russia in response to Putin's moves in eastern Ukraine. Biden says defending Ukraine's freedom will have costs for the U.S. Gas prices may rise.


Biden announces sanctions as Russian troops move into Ukraine

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

As Russian troops move into separatist regions in eastern Ukraine, President Biden gives his latest remarks on what measures the United States and its allies are planning to take.


Biden speaks about Russia-Ukraine tensions

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

After warning Americans to get out of Ukraine, President Biden gives his latest remarks about whether Russia plans to invade.


Politics chat: Biden negotiates with Putin; COVID-19 trending down; inflation up

Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Biden administration is dealing with the Ukraine crisis abroad and a sluggish health bureaucracy at home.


Biden administration cautions that rolling back mask restrictions are premature

Thursday, February 10, 2022

More states run by Democratic governors have announced plans to ease masking policies, including in schools. But the federal government is still urging caution.


Democrats roll back COVID restrictions in their states as omicron attitudes shift

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Several Democratic-led states are rolling back coronavirus restrictions in the face of public wariness as the omicron surge eases. Federal health officials advise those restrictions are still needed.


Politics chat: Russia and Ukraine have an outsized impact on American life

Sunday, February 06, 2022

The Ukraine crisis could cast a shadow on good economic and pandemic developments for the Biden administration.


Biden discusses stalled domestic agenda and other issues during news conference

Thursday, January 20, 2022

President Biden's executive style is informed by his decades in the world's most deliberative body. Allies say this approach has shown its limits in Biden's first year as president.


Politics chat: Biden's tough week; mask-or-test mandates; the future of the filibuster

Sunday, January 16, 2022

We take a look at President Biden's tough week, after the Supreme Court dealt a blow to his mask-or-test mandate for large employers and his attempt to reform the the filibuster died in the Senate.


What Trump told NPR about the Republican party before he hung up

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Former President Trump cut his NPR interview off abruptly when pressed about his election lies. Trump revealed a clear rift some Republican senators who have confirmed the truth that Biden won.