Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson appears in the following:

Monday Morning Politics: Voting Rights and Future Campaign Issues for Democrats

Monday, January 10, 2022

NPR's Mara Liasson shares news from Washington. 

Trump is the most powerful figure in the Republican party, despite lies and Jan. 6

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Many Republican allies of former President Trump were outraged in 2021 when the Capitol was attacked. But as Trump's popularity endures, the party's elected leaders now largely overlook Jan. 6.


Week in politics: Congressional Democrats fear losing majority in midterms

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Political parties are already looking ahead to the midterm elections in November, and Democrats are feeling uneasy about holding onto power in Congress.


COVID-19 resurgence trips up Biden's agenda

Sunday, December 19, 2021

President Biden, who campaigned on taming the pandemic, is struggling to deliver as COVID-19 mutates and parts of the American public refuse to cooperate.


Longtime GOP senator and 1996 presidential nominee, Bob Dole, dies at 98

Monday, December 06, 2021

Dole was in many ways the embodiment of the World War II generation in Congress. He had served in a combat division in Italy and suffered grievous wounds that kept him in military hospitals for years.


Bob Dole, longtime GOP senator and 1996 presidential nominee, dies

Sunday, December 05, 2021

After recovering from wounds suffered in World War II, Dole went on to represent Kansas in Congress for more than 30 years.


Politics chat: Biden faces handling another winter of the pandemic

Sunday, December 05, 2021

The pandemic and its economic effects are a political weight on President Biden.


Politics chat: U.S. bans travelers from 8 African countries to slow COVID-19 variant

Sunday, November 28, 2021

With the emergence of the Omicron variant, the U.S. limits travel from eight African nations. Congress has a big to-do list next month, and Democrats are pushing to pass the "Build Back Better" bill.


Democrats hope Biden's sales job can help their midterm chances

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Democrats have spent months negotiating with themselves, undercutting their ability to take credit for bills of significance they are now passing, but for which they aren't getting credit.


Democrats are trying to sell Biden's infrastructure law and social safety net bill

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Democrats are trying to get voters to connect their agenda to pocketbook issues of the moment. They are also struggling to get the party together to pass President Biden's Build Back Better bill.


Democrats are worried about U.S. democracy. They've got limited tools to protect it

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Democrats and some anti-Trump Republicans are panicked about the impact of the ex-president's election lies on American democracy. They see worst-case scenarios looming — but few, if any, solutions.


Democrats and some Republicans fear how Trump's election lies may affect democracy

Friday, November 05, 2021

Democrats and some anti-Trump Republicans are panicked about the impact of the ex-president's election lies on American democracy. They see worst-case scenarios looming — but few, if any, solutions.


What happened in last night's elections — and what it means for Democrats

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Democrats are trying to figure out what lies ahead after election setbacks, like a big loss in Virginia and a shockingly close governor race in New Jersey.


Colin Powell dies at 84 of COVID-19 complications

Monday, October 18, 2021

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died early Monday due to complications from COVID-19.


Just the idea of House Speaker Trump could be a dream or nightmare for each party

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Some of the former president's boosters are pushing for him to lead the House if Republicans win it back in 2022. Even if he's not really interested, just the notion may be an issue in the midterms.


Politics chat: Congress wants answers to Trump's role in the insurrection

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Congress wants to know about ex-president Donald Trump's role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Trump and his former aids are pushing back, and it looks like things are headed for a major showdown.


Politics Chat: Democrats continue negotiations over two big spending bills

Sunday, October 03, 2021

No compromise yet between progressive and moderate Democrats over two huge spending bills, as President Biden urges patience.


Why Biden Has Taken Up Vaccine Mandates And The Political Fight Over Them

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

President Biden resisted mandates to avoid politicizing COVID-19 vaccinations further, but partisanship has become a leading factor in vaccine resistance.


Biden's Push For Vaccine Mandates Indicates A Change In Pandemic Politics

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

President Biden's push for vaccine mandates is supported by a majority of voters, but it marks a break with his previous unifying tone — a sign that Democrats see pandemic politics changing.


Politics Chat: Democrats At Odds Over Government Spending

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Moderate and Progressive Congressional Democrats at odds over their party's two big spending bills, plus a deadline for the debt limit looms this week.