Tales from the Trail

Pelosi or not Pelosi? That is the question for House Democrats

November 5, 2010

Nancy Pelosi — the first woman Speaker of the House — is soon to become the first woman ex-Speaker of the House.

Contrite Obama shows personal side

November 3, 2010

It wasn’t quite a Bill Clinton-style “I feel your pain” moment, but for President Barack Obama it was about as emotional as he ever gets in public.

Election is over, now can they get along?

November 3, 2010

It’s the day after the election and the big question now is will they play nice?

Reuters.com has the midterms covered

November 2, 2010

After a long and bitter campaign, Americans voted in midterm elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda.

Washington Extra – Midterm, one-term?

November 1, 2010

As we approach half-time in his presidency, just over half of Americans believe Barack Obama will not win re-election in 2012. Our final Reuters/Ipsos poll showed just one-third of those surveyed still thought President Obama would win a second term. An amazing transformation in the national mood in less than two years since the inauguration.

Is this the most negative campaign ever?

November 1, 2010

If you think political ads on TV this year are more negative than ever, here’s some data that back up your observation.

Reuters/Ipsos poll: 52 pct don’t think Obama will be re-elected

November 1, 2010

President Barack Obama is not up for re-election this week, but the outcome of congressional elections will be seen as a referendum on his policies.

Twitter opinion analysis shows even split between parties

October 29, 2010

Social media hasn’t been around long enough for pundits to determine how accurately it reflects the mood of a nation, but Democrats grasping for positive news might take hope from a shift in the tone on Twitter.

“Obamacare” could help Democrats in 2012

October 27, 2010

Republicans are aiming their guns at health reform as they campaign to win midterm control of Congress on Tuesday, and many Democrats are ducking the issue. OBAMA/

Feds unlikely to launch campaign finance probe anytime soon

October 26, 2010

For weeks, leading Democrats have castigated pro-Republican special interest groups involved in the current election campaign for what they describe as secretive fundraising practices. USA/