Tales from the Trail

Michelle Obama likes just being “Meesh”

February 11, 2012

ORLANDO – First lady Michelle Obama craves normalcy sometimes. The woman who has seemingly endless options living at the White House loves it most when she can hang out and just be “Meesh” to her family and friends.

Not all smooth sailing for Romney in Maine

February 11, 2012

Republican Mitt Romney found it was not all smooth sailing in Maine on Friday night when he was heckled repeatedly at a town hall meeting in Portland at a marine storage and repair facility.

Obama kids are happy campaigners, first lady says

February 10, 2012


The Obamas return home after their vacation in Hawaii, January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Watch live: Newt Gingrich speaks at CPAC

February 10, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks at CPAC at 4:10pm ET.

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Watch live: Mitt Romney speaks at CPAC

February 10, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at CPAC at 12:55pm ET.

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Watch live: Rick Santorum speaks at CPAC

February 10, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks at CPAC at 10:25am.

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Rick Santorum: birth control ruling has nothing to do with women’s rights

February 10, 2012

Forcing religious organizations to provide contraceptives has nothing to do with women’s rights, Republican presidential contender and vocal Catholic Rick Santorum said on Thursday.

Washington Extra – Just “okay”

February 10, 2012

It was a long slog to the government’s mortgage abuse settlement with top banks, one in which officials slept in their offices and worked round the clock. And yet, a consumer advocate looking out for those who lost homes to foreclosure can only muster an “it’s okay.”

Maybe it’s better not to get that big endorsement

February 9, 2012

One staple of the U.S. political scene is the quest for endorsements, and Republican front-runner Mitt Romney seems to be leading in the race for support from the GOP establishment.

Michelle Obama rocks out with kids in Des Moines

February 9, 2012

“Let’s Moooooove!” Michelle Obama yelled, standing on stage with Iowa celebrities, Olympic athletes and college students to lead 14,000 kids in dancing to celebrate the second anniversary of her healthy eating and fitness initiative.