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Tags: Future Trends / Journalist / Politics & Policy / Social Change & Issues

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Mara Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered. 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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The State of Play in the Nation's Capital

Political speaker Mara Liasson gives audiences an insider’s perspective on the changing face of American politics, as seen through the lens of one of the most renowned and experienced reporters in the nation’s capital. In this eye-opening presentation, she also shares how she gets to the source of what’s happening behind-the-scenes, how well the American public is being served by today’s media and political environment, and what beyond-the-beltway trends we are likely to encounter in the future.

The Political Landscape - 2018 and Beyond

When it comes to politics and elections, Mara Liasson is of the most trusted voices in political journalism. In her positions as Political Contributor for Fox News, National Political Correspondent for NPR and the host of several award-winning newsmagazines, Liasson wields the experience needed to provide audiences with a solid understanding of the issues. Serving as White House correspondent during the Clinton Administration and covering every presidential election from 1992 to 2012 for NPR, Liasson delivers a candid perspective on how the media will impact the politics and policy issues facing the country today.

Videos

The distance between the right's claims and hopes for what the IG would find and what he actually found is akin to the distance between the left's claims and hopes for what Mueller would find and what he actually found: Bad stuff, but not nearly as bad as claimed/hoped.

If he does say so himself.

I used to see this old tweet back in my notifications every time Putin gave a speech. Now it's every time Trump has a rally or when the GOP speaks in the hearings. Stay strong, ignore the BS, and keep repeating the truth! https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/808750564284702720

STOP MAKING FICTIONAL FEMALE JOURNALISTS SLEEP WITH MEN FOR INFORMATION. WE DON'T DO THAT. NO CREDIBLE JOURNALIST DOES THAT. STOP WRITING IT.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/clint-eastwood-richard-jewell-kathy-scruggs-1203429660/

Excuse me I was told that the tax cuts would unleash a torrent of investment. https://twitter.com/economics/status/1204083851959689216

INBOX: Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa on Tuesday, December 31st to host a New Year’s Eve Rally in Des Moines at 6PM

Side note: it sounds like a party thrown by a morning host. It will conclude at 9:00 p.m.

#iacaucus

Michael Bloomberg's 2020 campaign placed $24.7 million of TV ad reservations today -- taking his total TV ad spend through the week of Dec. 17 up to $84.7 MILLION, per @Kantar_Media data.

Bloomberg has now passed Tom Steyer ($79.5 million) in TV ad spending through that date.

Trump gives into Kim’s threat. Cancels UN Security Council meeting on North Korean Human Rights abuses. https://twitter.com/japantimes/status/1204148355024277504

Not normal. No. Nope. https://twitter.com/nprinskeep/status/1204131027989520385

Fact: the least populous U.S. metro area to feature all five of the following...

1) Whole Foods
2) Lululemon
3) Apple Store
4) Urban Outfitters *and*
5) Pure Barre

...is...you guessed it...

South Bend, IN