Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

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?


Obamacare's Split Decisions Spell Law's Possible Return To Supreme Court

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two different U.S. appeals courts issued opposing verdicts on the Affordable Care Act, one striking down a crucial component of the law while another upheld the same component. NPR's ...


Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

Monday, July 21, 2014

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.


Amid Roiled Landscape Of Border Politics, Obama's Plans May Change

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The White House's request for more funds on immigration could get a congressional vote soon. Meanwhile, the border crisis is complicating Obama's plan to take unilateral action to ease deportations.


Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.


Obama Requests Nearly $4 Billion In Funds To Speed Deportations

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Amid crises on the U.S.-Mexico border and roiling protests in Murrieta, Calif., President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion from Congress to address the unfolding issues over immigration.