Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Marco Rubio: Poster Boy For The GOP Identity Crisis

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Republican Party seems like two parties these days. In the Senate, Republicans joined a two-thirds majority to pass an immigration bill. But in the House, Republicans are balking.

Strategist Alex Lundry says it's hard to figure out the way forward when your party's base of power is the House ...


Will Texas Become A Presidential Battleground?

Monday, July 01, 2013

All this week, NPR is taking a look at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.

With the two parties in Washington gridlocked on immigration, the budget and ...


Surveillance Revelations Spark Lackluster Public Discord

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

When a former IT contractor at the National Security Agency gave The Guardian U.S. government surveillance information, he told the paper that his only motivation was to spark a public debate about government surveillance.

"This is something that's not our place to decide," Edward Snowden said. "The public needs to ...


Political Takeaways: Headaches For The White House

Sunday, May 19, 2013


With Texas Trip, Obama Tries To Steer Focus Back To Economy

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

President Obama turns his attention back to his economic agenda Thursday when he travels to Austin, Texas, where he will visit a technology high school and a company that makes the machines that make silicon chips.

The White House says the trip is part of Obama's Middle Class Jobs and ...


Immigration Proves A 'Rubik's Cube' For Many Republicans

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

While an immigration overhaul has drawn support from church groups, business, labor and even former opponents, there's still deep opposition — mostly centered in the Republican Party.

The last time a president tried to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul was in 2007, and George W. Bush's fellow Republicans in Congress ...