Tales from the Trail

You never want to see sausages made – or laws

June 17, 2009

USA-STIMULUS/The war of words that broke out in the U.S. ┬áHouse of Representatives late Tuesday and spilled into Wednesday over one of the government’s annual spending bills shows the widening gulf between Democrats who control the chamber and minority Republicans.

Specter debuts on the Democratic side of the Senate

April 30, 2009

SENATE/CLINTON/GATESNewly minted Democratic Senator Arlen Specter made a relatively quiet debut as an official Democrat on Thursday — his desk was moved to the other side of the aisle.