Tales from the Trail

Romney targeted over plans for growth — of his house

August 22, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney,  who has criticized President Barack Obama for taking a nine-day vacation at a time of high unemployment, filed for permits to almost quadruple the size of his oceanfront home in La Jolla, California.

Notes from Unity, New Hampshire

July 7, 2011

(View an in-depth look at scenes from Iowa and New Hampshire in a downloadable pdf format here and a look ahead to the primaries here)

Washington Extra – Breaking glass

June 28, 2011

The new IMF chief is an accomplished negotiator, an international relations expert and a European finance minister.

Washington Extra – Her Waterloo

June 27, 2011

It takes some political derring-do to launch a presidential campaign from a town named Waterloo.

Washington Extra – Long day

June 21, 2011

The longest day of the year probably seemed even longer for some.

Jon Huntsman started the day in New Jersey to formally throw his hat into the ring against the picturesque backdrop of the Statue of Liberty. Here’s the thing about backdrops and TV… Huntsman made it into every shot, but not Lady Liberty. And then he was off to New Hampshire for a rally.

Huntsman’s big day out

June 21, 2011

Jon Huntsman knew coming into Tuesday that low name recognition was a problem.

But the former Utah governor might not have expected it in the heart of his campaign on the day he announced a run for the White House.

Washington Extra – One more for the road

June 14, 2011

Jon Huntsman is in. Well, technically, the Republican announced that he will announce that he is in next Tuesday.

Washington Extra – Seven up

June 13, 2011

Ready… Set… Go… And they’re off to the races for 2012. The Republicans went north. The Democrat went south.

And the GOP favorite is…

May 18, 2011

Top establishment Republicans are getting more desperate about the GOP’s current presidential line-up all the time.  Care to guess why?

Fiscal conservative Gingrich had at least $250,000 debt with Tiffany’s

May 17, 2011

Politicians are in heated debate about the $14.3 trillion national debt ceiling. But their personal debt can also be eye-popping.