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Mara Liasson

Correspondent, National Politics, Washington Desk

Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Each election year, Liasson provides key coverage of the candidates and issues in both presidential and congressional races. During her tenure she has covered six presidential elections — in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Prior to her current assignment, Liasson was NPR's White House correspondent for all eight years of the Clinton administration. She has won the White House Correspondents Association's Merriman Smith Award for daily news coverage in 1994, 1995, and again in 1997. From 1989-1992 Liasson was NPR's congressional correspondent.

Liasson joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and newscaster. From September 1988 to June 1989 she took a leave of absence from NPR to attend Columbia University in New York as a recipient of a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.

Prior to joining NPR, Liasson was a freelance radio and television reporter in San Francisco. She was also managing editor and anchor of California Edition, a California Public Radio nightly news program, and a print journalist for The Vineyard Gazette in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Liasson is a graduate of Brown University where she earned a bachelor's degree in American history.

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House Leaders Delay Scheduled Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

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Trump Faces High Stakes Fight In Push For Republican Health Care Bill

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Trump Confronts Ongoing Russia Controversy Amid Gorsuch Hearing

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The Big Week Ahead On Capitol Hill

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GOP Factions In Fight Over Republican Health Care Plan

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Congressional Budget Office Delves Into GOP Health Plan's Cost

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Trump Tries To Round Up Reluctant Republicans For Health Care Bill

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After Helping His Campaign, Trump's Tweets Cost Him In The White House

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Trump Signs New Order On Immigration Amid Controversy Over Tweets

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After Speech To Congress, Trump Holds Meeting With GOP Leaders

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Trump Gives Broad Outline Of Policies In Speech To Congress

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Trump To Deliver Address To Joint Session Of Congress

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Trump Administration To Boost Defense Spending In Budget Proposal

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Here's What To Watch For When Trump Addresses Congress

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