Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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 โ€” including a 120-mile tunnel under the Bering straits, connecting to Alaska.


Politics In The News: Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls

Monday, May 12, 2014

A bipartisan group of female senators got the Senate to pass a resolution condemning the abductions. And Michelle Obama gave the issue additional support in her first solo White House radio address.


Politics In The News: Benghazi Attack Resurfaces

Monday, May 05, 2014

As a result of a newly released White House email, House Speaker John Boehner has decided to set up a special committee to investigate the attack in Libya but Democrats are balking at serving on it.


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 โ€” 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.