Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts appears in the following:

Ask Cokie: 'Lame Duck' Session Of Congress

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the lame-duck session of Congress.


Cokie Roberts Revisits Her Memories With George H.W. Bush

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Commentator Cokie Roberts knew the Bush family well. She shares her personal experiences with former President George H.W. Bush and reflects on his friendship with Bill Clinton.


The Eights | 1968 Presidential Primaries and Nixon's Brand of Populism

Thursday, May 17, 2018

How Richard Nixon used his own brand of populism to win the presidency in 1968.

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Cokie Roberts on America's Founding Mothers

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Isabella Graham. Lucy Terry Prince. Judith Sargent Murray. These may not be household names, but they're as crucial to American history as some of our most celebrated founding fathers.

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Covering the Election with False Equivalencies

Monday, August 29, 2016

Political reporters are dealing with covering the presidential election fairly, but comparing the two candidates might lead to false equivalencies.

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Politics In The News: Indiana's Primary

Monday, May 02, 2016

There is another big presidential primary this week. Some analysts think the contest in Indiana could seal the deal for both parties' front-runners: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


Honoring Harriet Tubman and Other Historic Women

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Harriet Tubman will take Andrew Jackson's place on the front of the $20 bill. Hear veteran journalist Cokie Roberts talk about Tubman and other influential women during the Civil War.

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Politics In The News: Primary Season Continues To Heat Up

Monday, March 07, 2016

Michigan and Mississippi hold primaries on Tuesday. After a flurry of weekend voting, all of the key candidates picked up delegates. Steve Inskeep talks to Ben Domenech, founder of The Federalist.


Politics In The News: The Day Before Super Tuesday

Monday, February 29, 2016

Front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both go into the day in strong positions. Trump just scored a series of wins, and Clinton had a blowout in South Carolina over the weekend.


Politics In The News: Clinton, Trump Big Winners: Bush Drops Out

Monday, February 22, 2016

Coming off a dramatic weekend, the campaigns move on this week to Republican caucuses in Nevada and a Democratic primary in South Carolina. Jeb Bush dropped out of the race after the S.C. primary.


Politics In The News: New Hampshire Primary

Monday, February 08, 2016

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hold substantial leads in their parties' polling. On the Republican side, the positioning of second and third-place candidates could be significant as well.


I Don't Have To Answer That

Friday, January 29, 2016

Roosevelt, Kennedy, Eisenhower … they all got a pass. But today we peer back at the moment when poking into the private lives of political figures became standard practice.
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Politics In The News: State Of The Union Preview

Monday, January 11, 2016

President Obama delivers his final State of the Union of his presidency on Tuesday. The Republican presidential candidates are already preparing their attacks.


Politics In The News: Political Arena Activity Increases

Monday, January 04, 2016

President Obama talks executive action and guns, ex-President Clinton hits the campaign trail for candidate Clinton and footage of Donald Trump ends up in video posted by a Islamist militant group.


Politics In The News: Clinic Shooting; Trump's Bully Tactics

Monday, November 30, 2015

Presidential candidates have been reacting to last week's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Their reactions have been varied. Is that likely to make a difference in the campaign?


Politics In The News: Terrorism Becomes Major Campaign Issue

Monday, November 23, 2015

The rise in terror attacks and how the U.S. should respond has become a key talking point among 2016 presidential hopefuls. According to a recent poll, GOP voters like Donald Trump's strong rhetoric.


Politics In The News: GOP Debates; Fred Thompson Dies At 73

Monday, November 02, 2015

Republican presidential campaigns discussed on Sunday how to handle the debate format going forward. The meeting took place as word came in that former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson died.


Politics In The News

Monday, October 12, 2015

The race for House speaker took an unexpected turn late last week when leading candidate, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name. That threw the House GOP into a leadership crisis.


Cokie Roberts Analyzes A Dramatic Week In Politics

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cokie Roberts offers her take on John Boehner's abrupt resignation as House speaker and what it will mean for Congress in the days to come.


Pope's Speech To Congress Comes At A Politically Tricky Time

Monday, September 21, 2015

Some Republican lawmakers hope Pope Francis addresses abortion in his talk this week, as a government shutdown looms over the question of federal funding for Planned Parenthood.