Tales from the Trail

“Dogs Against Romney” keeps barking on Seamus

February 13, 2012

It’s an anti-Romney movement five years in the making, and now it’s a large and growing “Super Pack” that even plans to crash the legendary Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this week.

Santorum calls Romney “desperate,” downplays wins

February 13, 2012

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum on Sunday called recent attacks by his rival Mitt Romney “desperate,” as the two face off in an increasingly contentious battle to become the party’s White House nominee.

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.”