Tales from the Trail

Is Rand Paul a U.S. Senate action hero?

February 8, 2011

RTR9KH6_Comp-150x150It didn’t take Rand Paul long to become Captain America of the U.S. Senate. He’s tough-minded, strong-willed and he’s ready to battle the most dangerous titans on the political landscape, like Social Security and Medicare.

Washington Extra – Fruitcake diplomacy

February 7, 2011

If only he’d sent fruitcake…

USA/President Barack Obama is clearly trying to make nice with the business community and he promised the Chamber of Commerce a new friendly era after two years of coldness.

Washington Extra – Game on

February 4, 2011

Think legacy. That’s what President Barack Obama advised Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

At prayer breakfast, Obama calls Jesus “my Lord and Savior”

February 3, 2011

President Barack Obama made a clear declaration of his Christian faith on Thursday and seemed to express some frustration that his beliefs continue to be called into question.

Washington Extra – Line dance

February 3, 2011

Here’s something that Republicans might want to hear: the White House is promising that its budget will include serious deficit control.

Charlotte’s web catches Democratic convention

February 1, 2011

It’s Charlotte for the 2012 Democratic national political convention.

Democrats picked the banking center and Republicans chose Tampa, Florida, for their convention — highlighting the importance of the South to winning the White House next year. ROUTE-RECOVERY/

Obama misses walks, not leaving home without shaving

January 28, 2011

President Obama is staying neutral on the Super Bowl, dislikes the “bubble” of being president, and enjoyed (go figure) political science in college.

Washington Extra – Red light, green light

January 27, 2011

The White House seems to be in go-slow amber mode over the protests in Egypt – declaring President Hosni Mubarak an ally, but supporting free speech as the American way.

Washington Extra – Say cheese

January 26, 2011

Civility isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and last night it meant watching lawmakers smile with their teeth but not their eyes.

Salmon ‘chanted evening?

January 26, 2011

SALMONThe one word that leaped out of President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress wasn’t “optimism,” “business,” “teachers,” “economy” or “budget.”