Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.