Mara Liasson

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Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.


Obama Unveils Temporary Protection From Deportation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama addressed the immigration system in a speech Thursday night. Obama said he would temporarily protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation using an executive order.


Millions Of Americans Could Be Affected By Obama's Immigration Plan

Thursday, November 20, 2014

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.


Republicans Criticize Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead Of Unveiling

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

President Obama will unveil his executive actions on immigration Thursday, but Republicans aren't waiting for the announcement to criticize the move.


Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

While the Nazis may have used the children's opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.


Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Updated at 1:28 p.m. ET.

President Obama says he will announce the executive actions he's taking to "start fixing our broken immigration system" during a speech to the nation at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.

"What I'm going to be laying out is the things I can do with my lawful ...


Immigration Divides Washington; Permanent Resolution Unlikely

Thursday, November 13, 2014

President Obama is planning to use his executive authority to offer temporary deportation relief to certain groups of immigrants. The Republicans say if he does, all bets are off.


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.