Cokie Roberts en 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 27104 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 27091 at With Weeks Until Election, What's 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 20000 at