Tales from the Trail

from Political Theater:

Gingrich challenges Obama to debates, says he can use a teleprompter

November 28, 2011

Newt Gingrich delighted a crowd of supporters with jokes about President Obama's debating skills and "ego" at a campaign stop in Naples, Florida, over the weekend, where he repeated his promise to challenge Obama to “seven Lincoln-Douglas style debates” in the general election.

Romney camp hits back at DNC for “Mitt v. Mitt” attack ad

November 28, 2011

Mitt Romney’s campaign lined up a bevy of surrogates on Monday to respond to the DNC’s new “Mitt v. Mitt” ad campaign by pressing home their point that Obama is attacking Romney in order to avoid talking about the sputtering U.S. economy.

Newt, schmoot – Democrats keep sights firmly on Romney

November 28, 2011


Newt Gingrich may have jumped into the lead among Republican presidential hopefuls in some national polls, but the Democrats — at least – seem convinced that Mitt Romney will be President Barack Obama’s opponent in November 2012, at least if you look at how they are spending their advertising dollars.

Washington Extra – Patriotic millionaires

November 17, 2011

As Democrats and Republicans hunkered down on opposite sides of the Capitol on Wednesday, showing no signs of a compromise on slashing the deficit, a group called the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength made its move.

Newt goes back to school

November 15, 2011

Newt Gingrich may not have thrilled a crowd of Iowa school kids with all of his answers on Tuesday, but he cannot be accused of pandering to them.

Obama says biggest task left for him is to fix U.S. politics

November 8, 2011

President Barack Obama has lots of reasons he wants to hold on to the White House in 2012.

Obama to middle class: Who loves you?

October 30, 2011

The middle class is back.

Amid the din of Republican cries of class warfare, the Occupy Wall Street movement and a fresh economic report that America’s rich are getting much, much richer, one phrase punctuated weekend remarks from President Barack Obama and his campaign strategists: the middle class.

Some ‘Occupy DC’ protestors not happy with Obama either

October 11, 2011

By Lily Kuo

Protestors in the Washington arm of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement have another message for the 1 percent: Listen up, President Obama.

Netanyahu on Obama ties: Under the bus? What bus?

September 25, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to take the bait on Sunday when asked if he agreed with Republican presidential candidates that President Barack Obama is not pro-Israel enough.