from Tales from the Trail:

U.S. House ends historic page program

August 8, 2011

They have been a ubiquitous presence in the U.S. Capitol since the early 1800's. Some have even gone on to become members of Congress. But as of September 1, there will be no more young, earnest-looking young men and women in blue uniforms delivering messages and documents to members of the House of Representives.

from Tales from the Trail:

Former Bush lawyer hired to defend gay marriage ban

April 18, 2011

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has hired Paul Clement, the former solicitor general during George W. Bush's presidency, to pick up the ball and defend the law that defined marriage as between a man and woman.

from Tales from the Trail:

Who to blame for a U.S. government shutdown?

February 17, 2011

USA-POLITICS/REPUBLICANSNever mind that it hasn't happened yet. Lawmakers want to make sure everyone knows who is responsible if  it does.

from Tales from the Trail:

One Washington day is not like another for Mr. Hu

January 19, 2011

USA-CHINA/China's President Hu Jintao was feted with full fanfare at the White House on Wednesday, with a 21-gun salute, honor guards and a state dinner. Things might not be quite so fancy on Thursday when he goes to Capitol Hill.