Tales from the Trail

Obama has voted…

October 26, 2010

President Barack Obama has filled out his absentee ballot to cast his vote in the Senate and governor races in Illinois.

Rhode Island Democrat says Obama can “shove it” for non-endorsement

October 25, 2010

Some unwelcoming words from a Democrat in Rhode Island for President Barack Obama who is scheduled to visit the state later today.

Ben Quayle’s famous last name a double-edged sword in Arizona House race

October 22, 2010

David Schwartz takes a look at the latest Quayle seeking to go to Washington.

Ben Quayle knows how to spell potato.

The son of former vice president Dan Quayle also knows that his famous last name is a double-edged sword when running for elected office.

No more Mr. Nice Guy, Republican sets sights on Obama’s energy czar

October 22, 2010

Michigan Republican Fred Upton is known as a moderate who disappointed many conservatives by voting with the Democratic majority on some major issues including the taxpayer bailout of U.S. automobile manufacturers.USA/

Washington Extra – Take Five

October 21, 2010

Washington Extra is going to let our correspondents do the talking today. So instead of listening to my meanderings, check out these five stories:  SWITZERLAND/

How about an Ovaltine Latte with that doughnut Mr. Obama?

October 21, 2010

Trying to get out the vote for Democrats in danger of losing one or both houses of Congress on Nov. 2, President Barack Obama is pouring it on with up-close campaigning reminiscent of 2008 as he visits coffee shops and works rope lines.

Washington Extra – (Blue) dog days

October 20, 2010

In the immortal words of  Jonathan Swift (paraphrasing Erasmus and Hamlet) “Every dog must have his day.”

Barack and Jon, together again, on The Daily Show next week

October 20, 2010

First he gave an unexpected endorsement to Jon Stewart’s upcoming “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Now President Barack Obama is giving the host of the satirical talk show the ultimate television “get” — himself as a guest.

Washington Extra – A belief in tea, and the Constitution

October 19, 2010

The Tea Party takes pride in its belief in the importance and centrality of the Constitution of the United States. Indeed, Senate Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell has been reported as referring to the document as a “covenant” based on “divine principles”.