Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Two weeks

March 1, 2011

Perhaps the fifth time will be the charm. (Don’t hold your breath).

OBAMA-SPEECH/Looks like legislation to keep the government funded for another two weeks is heading for approval. “I think we’ll have a vote on that in the next 48 hours,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Obama tweaks Republicans at governors lunch

February 28, 2011

President Obama leaped into political frays on a whole bunch of different levels when he addressed state governors at a White House luncheon.

White House has a new social secretary – and it’s a man

February 25, 2011


President Barack Obama’s White House has named its third social secretary in just over two years and made history. It’s the first man  ever to fill the position in the 110 years it has existed.

Washington Extra – Table options

February 24, 2011

What to do about Libya? Options. So many options.

President Barack Obama is taking his time to think it all through. The White House today threw down the line: “There are no options we’re taking off the table.” OBAMA/

Washington Extra – Club CEO

February 23, 2011

At one point, business isn’t just about money.

President Barack Obama just assembled corporate heavyweights to advise him on the economy. OBAMA/

Obama ‘grappling’ on gay marriage, Nadler to introduce respect bill

February 23, 2011

President Barack Obama has ordered the U.S. government to stop defending in court the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that bars gay marriage, but his personal views are not so clear.

from MediaFile:

Obama tech dinner photos offer fodder for Silicon Valley Kremlinologists

February 18, 2011

ObamaCarIt’s Kremlinology day in Silicon Valley as industry-watchers pore over the details of the two photographs released by the White House of President Obama’s big dinner with the lords of the tech world.

Washington Extra – Cool science

February 18, 2011

In the cool equation, can science equal sports in school?

President Barack Obama today tried to promote math and science as exciting pursuits for America’s youth.

Washington Extra – Royal news

February 17, 2011

bahraintowerCalling Bahrain.

As is increasingly the case, the United States is finding that talking pro-democracy is one thing. Dealing with the aftermath of uprisings another.

Washington Extra – New guy

February 16, 2011

The crowds, the anticipation, the time checks…

Jay Carney’s first appearance behind the podium in the White House press room as President Barack Obama’s new press secretary had all the markings of a mini-movie premiere… Beltway style. USA/