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Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Obama To Address Nation On Strategy Against Islamic State

Monday, September 08, 2014

Before speaking to the nation Wednesday, he plans to meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to try to map out what role the legislative branch should play.

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Democratic Candidates May Find Obama A Liability

Monday, September 01, 2014

President Obama's recent statement on the U.S. strategy against ISIS, and speculation that he'll take executive action on immigration may have a big impact on the November election contests.

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Back From Vacation, Obama Faces A Host Of Challenges

Monday, August 25, 2014

The beheading of an American journalist at the hands of foreign terrorists, and the death of Michael Brown in Missouri have created policy and political questions that the president has to deal with.

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Obama Goes To Martha's Vineyard But Issues Don't Take A Vacation

Monday, August 11, 2014

President Obama and his family are enjoying what the White House is describing as a working vacation on Martha's Vineyard as American airstrikes continue to hit selected Iraqi targets.

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Immigration Debate Hangs Over Washington Political Issues

Monday, August 04, 2014

Reports over the weekend indicated President Obama would take executive action soon to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. The White House says that is speculation.

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2008 Law Is At The Center Of Immigration Dispute

Monday, July 14, 2014

As Central American kids continue to arrive across the U.S. border, there are many questions over the law. President Obama wants it overhauled. Republicans say they can't trust him to enforce the law.

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Michelle Obama Lobbies Congress Over School Lunch Program

Monday, July 07, 2014

Making school lunches healthier is part of a push by the first lady to reduce the epidemic of childhood obesity.

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Obama To Request $2 Billion To Deal With Border Issue

Monday, June 30, 2014

The huge numbers of illegal migrant children has overwhelmed detention center. His request comes at a time when GOP leaders say Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.

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GOP Candidates Try To Hold Off Tea Party Picks In Primaries

Monday, May 19, 2014

A slate of primary races on Tuesday could reveal more about the direction of the Republican Party in this midterm election year.

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'Buy My Volvo' Ad Goes Viral

Monday, May 19, 2014

When Christopher Castor wanted to sell his 1993 Volvo 245 GL, he didn't just put up any old ad. The Swedish graphics artist made a video with his friends and posted it on YouTube. It went viral.

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China Looks To Expand Rail Lines

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rail officials in China are talking about a high-speed rail line running to North America — including a 120-mile tunnel under the Bering straits, connecting to Alaska.

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