Cokie Roberts

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Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Obama Focuses On Voting Rights

Monday, April 14, 2014

President Obama's weekly address dealt with the question of women and equal pay. On Friday, he went to a forum organized by civil rights activist Al Sharpton where he talked about voting rights.


Obama To Circumvent Congress Over Women's Pay

Monday, April 07, 2014

President Obama on Tuesday is expected to order contractors with the federal government to provide information that could be beneficial to female employees.


Politics In The News: Ukraine And Obamacare

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday is the deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. And the U.S. continues to try to find ways to diffuse the crisis between Ukraine and Russia.


Russia's Move On Crimea Is A Pivotal Moment For White House

Monday, March 03, 2014

President Obama spoke to the leaders of Britain, Germany and Poland on Sunday, and together they expressed "grave concern" over Russia's move to assert control over the Crimea region of Ukraine.


Since Post-Vietnam Era, Fewer Veterans In Congress

Monday, November 11, 2013

The camaraderie that veterans talk about used to be true in Congress too — partly because many members had served in the military. But today's Congress has very few veterans in its ranks, about 20 percent, compared with more than three-quarters in the post-Vietnam era. What does that number mean politically.


Politics: Mixed Messages Regarding Iran, U.S. Elections

Monday, November 04, 2013

As Iran is set to hold nuclear talks with world powers, the Obama administration is working to convince senators to hold off on additional sanctions. And on Tuesday, voters across the country will go to the polls to elect mayors, governors and other officials.


White House Officials Keep Up Pressure For Syria Resolution

Monday, September 09, 2013

President Obama is set to address the nation about Syria on Tuesday night. Will the president be able to sway public opinion on limited strikes in Syria?


Many In Washington Were Surprised By Obama's Syria Decision

Monday, September 02, 2013

President Obama on Saturday announced that he would wait on military action against Syria until members of Congress could vote on the resolution. Congress still has a week to go before its recess ends and lawmakers can discuss the matter.


White House Appears Closer To Military Action In Syria

Monday, August 26, 2013

President Obama heads into this week facing a major decision on how to handle what appears to be the use of chemical weapons by the government in Syria. At the same time, he's preparing to speak at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.


Democrats And Republicans Push Obama To Get Tough With Egypt

Monday, August 19, 2013

After a week's vacation, President Obama is back at the White House planning a bus tour later this week to promote his economic and educational policies. The president comes home to increased pressure from both political parties to get tougher with the Egyptian military.


Washington Stresses Seriousness Of Terrorist Threat

Monday, August 05, 2013

Nineteen American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa will remain closed all week. That after U.S. intelligence picked up a threat of terrorist attacks by al Qaida and its affiliates. Over the weekend, the State Department issued a travel alert to Americans warning of planned attacks.


Obama 'Understated' When Reacting To Zimmerman Verdict

Monday, July 15, 2013

There has been a lot of political reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict, announced Saturday night in Sanford, Fla. Also in the news, it appears the Senate is headed toward a historic vote on changing filibuster rules.


After July 4 Recess, Immigration Is Still A Hot Topic

Monday, July 08, 2013

Congress returns to Capitol Hill this week with the House in a quandary about immigration overhaul. The Senate-passed bill is "Dead on Arrival," according to many House members, and they are considering a variety of alternatives.


GOP Likely To Keep Pressure On Obama Over Controversies

Monday, May 20, 2013

How could a barrage of controversies over Libya, the IRS and reporters' phone records affect President Obama's agenda and the 2014 elections. The president and his team have spent much of the past week answering questions, or deflecting questions, about three controversies.


Republicans Focus On Democrats' Political Misdeeds

Monday, May 13, 2013

Have Republicans finally succeeded in persuading the public at large that the Benghazi attack wasn't just a tragedy but actually a huge scandal? Another big problem for the Obama administration was revealed last week:the IRS was paying special attention to conservative political groups.


Obama Tried To Shift Foreign Policy Focus Away From Syria

Monday, May 06, 2013

The situation in Syria seems to have the Obama administration scrambling in the face of what appear to be no good options. Public opinion does not favor military intervention. On a different front, the president pushed for overhauling immigration while in Latin America last week.


Attention In Washington Shifts To Syria And Chemical Weapons

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Obama administration has acknowledged that chemical weapons have been used in the war in Syria. That assessment has unleashed a wave of criticism of the president's handling of the Syrian situation.


Lawmakers Weigh In On Boston Bombing Case

Monday, April 22, 2013

Members of Congress are already expressing how they think the suspect in the marathon bombing case should be questioned and tried. Some lawmakers are also using the attack in Boston to argue both for and against overhauling immigration and gun control.


Lawmakers In Washington, D.C. Busy With Multiple Issues

Monday, April 15, 2013

Guns and immigration are both expected to top the agenda on Capitol Hill this week. And some people are sensing an outbreak of bipartisanship on both matters.


Obama To Send Detailed Budget To Capitol Hill

Monday, April 08, 2013

For years, Republicans have complained that the president has never sent a detailed blueprint. This time, the president's team says the spending plan will be very detailed.