Cokie Roberts http://iowapublicradio.org en Pope's Resignation News Pauses Runup To Obama's Speech http://iowapublicradio.org/post/popes-resignation-news-pauses-runup-obamas-speech Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And this is the day of the week when we normally talk to our MORNING EDITION contributor Cokie Roberts about politics. This morning, though, politics and the runup to the president's State of the Union Address tomorrow have been overshadowed by the news out of Rome.<p>So we've asked Cokie, a longtime Vatican watcher, to weigh in on the announcement that Pope Benedict is resigning at the end of this month.<p>And good morning, Cokie.<p>COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee. Well, this is politics, of course. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:44:00 +0000 Cokie Roberts 14835 at http://iowapublicradio.org With Weeks Until Election, What's Next? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/weeks-until-election-whats-next Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now that the Democratic convention is over, polls show President Obama pulling ahead of Mitt Romney, not by so much, but the change did show up in several surveys. Let's talk about that and more with Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Mondays.<p>Cokie, good morning.<p>COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.<p>INSKEEP: Any surprise in the polls over the weekend?<p>ROBERTS: Yeah, I think so. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:17:00 +0000 Cokie Roberts 7702 at http://iowapublicradio.org