Cokie Roberts en Obama To Circumvent Congress Over Women's Pay President Obama on Tuesday is expected to order contractors with the federal government to provide information that could be beneficial to female employees. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Cokie Roberts 42344 at Pope's Resignation News Pauses Runup To Obama's 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 20157 at State Of The Union Message To Focus On Economy Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>President Obama goes before a joint session of Congress tomorrow evening to deliver his State of the Union message. White House briefers say the president plans to bring the national conversation back to the economy, after weeks of focusing on immigration and gun violence.<p>Here for more insight is Cokie Roberts, who joins us most Mondays. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:26:00 +0000 Cokie Roberts 20145 at