Mara Liasson

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Politicians On Both Sides Of The Aisle Outraged Over VA Scandal

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A preliminary review by the Veteran Affairs' inspector general has found that inappropriate scheduling practices are a systemic problem. The scandal is a serious political problem for the White House.

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Obama's Relationship With Hispanic Voters Hinges On GOP

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When you think about the party that has problems with Latino voters, it's usually the GOP. In 2012, they lost the Hispanic vote by more than 2 to 1, and long-term demographic changes ...


Primary Roundup: 6 States Held Primaries On Tuesday

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Republican struggles between establishment-backed conservatives and Tea Party rivals are a dominant feature this election season. Georgia had a crowded GOP race that is headed to a July runoff.


Tea Party Challenger Wins Nebraska's GOP Senate Primary

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Tuesday's Senate primary in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, a university president and Tea Party favorite, beat former state treasurer Shane Osborn.


In GOP Primaries, Establishment Has Kept The Tea Party Quiet

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Primary season is in full swing. Early on, it appears that the Republican Party establishment is finally having its way and beating Tea Party challengers with ease.


Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NPR's Mara Liasson interviewed top Democratic ad man Jim Margolis recently as part of her research for a story about political advertising aimed at women.

Much of the interview didn't make the final radio piece, but the picture he painted of the not-too-distant political future was fascinating — and ...


Easy On The Ears: GOP Ads Adapt To Reach Women Voters

Saturday, May 10, 2014

It's only April, but it looks and sounds like October. More than $80 million has been spent on political advertising in only about a dozen Senate battleground states.

About half that amount is targeted at women.

Many ads aimed at women take the most obvious approach: Republicans putting their female ...


With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.


All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

Monday, May 05, 2014

Going into midterm elections, this key demographic poses a big challenge for Democrats: getting their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters.


'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Clinton to say that, yes, she is running for president.


NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

Thursday, April 03, 2014

After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.


First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

Thursday, April 03, 2014

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.


Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

Monday, March 24, 2014

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.


Obama Rolls Out White House Welcome Mat For Ukrainian Prime Minister

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is visiting the White House Wednesday. The meeting comes days before a vote in Crimea over whether to secede from Ukraine.


March Marks A Crucible For Obamacare As Deadline Nears

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Facing a deadline, the Obama administration is desperate to boost enrollment in health care exchanges. Still millions from their goal, they're stepping up outreach and forgetting politics — for now.


As CPAC Opens, GOP Stars Take Turns At The Podium

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party — and this year's no different. It starts Thursday.


Lay Of The Land Looks Steep For Senate Democrats

Thursday, February 27, 2014

With the House of Representatives expected to remain in Republican hands, the Senate will be the focus of midterm elections in 2014. The political landscape there appears unfavorable for Democrats.


It's (Almost) Mid-Term Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mara Liasson, NPR national politics correspondent, discusses the latest news out of Washington, previews the 2014 races to watch, and calculates how Democrats and Republicans are going to position themselves on immigration, inequality, and more.

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Monday Morning Politics with Mara Liasson

Monday, January 27, 2014

President Obama's team is promising that 2014 will be a "year of action," starting with tomorrow night's State of the Union speech. NPR national politics correspondent Mara Liasson previews the address and discusses the latest news out of Washington.

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White House Hires A Crisis Manager, Easing Democratic Worries

Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's not big enough to be called a shakeup, but the new hire announced this week at the White House is important: John Podesta will come on board in January as a counselor to the president.

Podesta is a Democratic wise man, the founder of the Center for American Progress, ...