Tales from the Trail

Testing their partnership, Obama and Australia’s Gillard disagree on…vegemite

March 8, 2011

They may be the strongest of allies, but U.S. President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard disagree on at least one thing: the culinary strengths and weaknesses of Vegemite.

Clinton dispels bikini wrestling myths in Australia

November 8, 2010

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would like the world to know: the United States is not about wearing bikinis and wrestling all day.

Is Louisiana trip Obama’s ticket Down Under?

June 3, 2010

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President Barack Obama is due to take off this month for a trip to Australia and Indonesia that he has already rescheduled once because of pressing matters here in the United States. In March, the imminent passage of healthcare reform prompted him to put off the journey until June.