Tales from the Trail

Romney still hasn’t decided on a White House run … right?

February 1, 2011

USA-POLITICS/ROMNEYMitt Romney hasn’t decided whether to run for president. But of course that doesn’t mean he’s not.

Hillary wants a break, but maybe just a little one

January 19, 2011

RTXUT4X_Comp-150x150Hillary Clinton is committed to remaining U.S. secretary of state through Barack Obama’s first term. What will she want then? The answer seems to be “spare time”. But maybe just a little.

Arizona sheriff sees others like Loughner

January 10, 2011

RTXWCIT_Comp1-150x150Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik sounds worried about the possibility of other attacks on elected officials like Gabrielle Giffords.

Republican Issa backs off Obama corrupt comment

November 8, 2010

What a difference an election makes to one’s perspective.

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa now says it was in the “heat of the campaign” that he shot off the comment about President Barack Obama heard around the blogosphere.

Some voters may be losing their taste for Tea Party – poll

October 5, 2010

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Is your tea getting cold? A new poll suggests the Tea Party movement may be losing some of its steam in the run-up to Election Day.

Obama finds reality of change is no quick fix on economy

September 9, 2010

President Barack Obama has come face-to-face with the reality of change (his campaign slogan) and found it is slow moving when the economy is involved.

Rand Paul blames trash-talking Democrats who throw out red herrings

May 21, 2010

USA/“When does my honeymoon period start?” Rand Paul asked.

That was Paul’s opening line in an ABC “Good Morning America” interview Friday when asked about the controversy this week over comments that suggested he opposed part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that outlawed racial segregation.

Are folks ‘for’ or ‘agin’ healthcare reform? Both, according to the partisan rhetoric

March 17, 2010

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Republicans say Americans don’t want the president’s healthcare reforms. Democrats beg to differ. What’s true? Depends how you figure, though as Mark Twain observed: figures don’t lie, but liars … well, you know.

White House responds to naked House Democrat’s satanic tale

March 9, 2010

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Eric Massa was a little-known freshmen House Democrat only a month ago. Now he’s a political media sensation and a darling of Talk Radio/TV commentators capable of provoking the White House on healthcare reform.

Congress bracing for anti-incumbent anger among voters

February 17, 2010

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By the look of things, the American public just might vote Congress out of office this November – Republican and Democrat alike.