Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts appears in the following:

The Women Who Forever Changed Washington D.C. During the Civil War

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cokie Roberts introduces the resilient women who remained in America's capital after the declaration of secession, chronicling their momentous experiences.

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Politics In The News: Religious Freedom Act

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday said he supports an effort to "clarify the intent" of a new law that would allow businesses in the state to cite religious objections to refuse to serve gay people.


2016 Presidential Campaign Has Its First Official Candidate

Monday, March 23, 2015

Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Cruz is the first major candidate to outright declare he is running.


Politics Roundup: A Balancing Act For 2016

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Republican field for 2016 is more crowded than the Democratic side. With Hillary Clinton unchallenged, the GOP can focus its attacks on a single candidate. That has some Democrats worried.


Episode 2: The Lady Parts

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Brooke discusses the second episode of House of Cards with Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer.
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Netanyahu In D.C., DHS Funding Still Not Settled

Monday, March 02, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security is being negotiated by the House and Senate, they disagree over what to do.


Homeland Security Warns Of Terrorist Threats Against U.S. Malls

Monday, February 23, 2015

The secretary of Homeland Security has issued a warning after a video purportedly from the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab called for Muslims to attack shopping malls.


A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

Monday, January 26, 2015

Some potential Republican candidates, such as Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, stayed away from the event in Des Moines. Was that a smart move?


Obama Proposes New Taxes On The Wealthy

Monday, January 19, 2015

As President Obama honors Martin Luther King J., he is also preparing for Tuesday's State of the Union speech. The White House has already revealed many of the proposals he will highlight.


Previewing The New Year's Political Landscape

Monday, January 05, 2015

Republicans in the Senate are talking about raising gas taxes. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker suggested a gas tax hike some time ago, and this weekend another Republican said his party is open to the idea.


Obama Faces Tough Road With GOP-Controlled Congress

Monday, December 22, 2014

Before heading to Hawaii for vacation with the first family, President Obama held a news conference on Friday. There were wide-ranging questions, and the president only called on female journalists.


Congress Wraps Up Spending Measure Before Holiday Recess

Monday, December 15, 2014

Over the weekend, Congress voted on a $1.1 trillion bill to keep the government open. Some lawmakers alienated colleagues by trying to sink the bill with roadblocks to draw attention to their issues.


Congress Returns From Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 01, 2014

Lawmakers face a funding deadline to keep the government from running out of money on Dec. 11. That funding is tied up in a variety of other issues that have nothing to do with government spending.


Obama's Immigration Stance Polarizes Political Sides

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama announced his plans for immigration change that do an end run around Congress. Republicans are upset that the president is using executive actions to push through the action he wants.


Eyes On Congress To See What Gets Done After Midterm Elections

Monday, November 10, 2014

Last week was tough for President Obama. After elections, Republicans took control of the Senate and added seats to the House. As Congress comes back into session, things might not be much better.


Politics In The News: Previewing Midterm Elections

Monday, November 03, 2014

Control of the Senate is the big prize at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections. Democrats hold it now, but Republicans are poised to take it from them.


Washington Keeps A Keen Eye On Senate Races

Monday, October 13, 2014

With just a little more than three weeks left until midterm elections, political analysts believe the Republicans have a good chance of winning enough seats to take over the Senate from Democrats.


White House And GOP-Controlled House Appear To Agree On ISIS Strategy

Monday, September 29, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner told ABC's This Week that he may bring Congress back for a special session, if necessary, to give the president authority to wage a full-out fight against the Islamic State.


White House focuses Firmly On Foreign Policy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Congress is in recess with members campaigning in their districts ahead of the November vote. What is the role overseas events will play in the midterm election?


White House Works To Get Congressional Support On ISIS Plan

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the president assembles a coalition against ISIS, he'll need congressional support. A continuing resolution to fund the government may offer hints as to how much cooperation he'll get from the GOP.