Tales from the Trail

Santorum explains “phony theology” comment

February 20, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he wasn’t questioning Barack Obama’s faith on Saturday when he said the Democratic president’s agenda was based on “some phony theology.”

Washington Extra – Peace by piece

February 16, 2012

Not since Vietnam has the United States sat down with an enemy it was fighting on the battlefield and negotiated an exit from war. That long-standing policy might end this year if a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance takes U.S. and Afghan officials to a negotiating table with the Taliban.

Gingrich offers “dream team” to supporters

February 15, 2012

For a $100 donation, this free poster of Newt Gingrich and his conservative “Dream Team” can be yours.

Tending to China-US relations

February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day is as good a day as any for China and the United States to work on the kinks in their relationship.

Washington Extra – A Deng Xiaoping Moment?

February 14, 2012

By Warren Strobel

Maybe it’s the careful, consensus-oriented system that produces them, but China’s leaders in recent years have not exactly exuded personality. President Hu Jintao is famous for his stiff manner and scripted speaking style. Jiang Zemin was slightly more relaxed, and enjoyed showing off his English language skills and knowledge of U.S. history.

Michelle Obama likes just being “Meesh”

February 11, 2012

ORLANDO – First lady Michelle Obama craves normalcy sometimes. The woman who has seemingly endless options living at the White House loves it most when she can hang out and just be “Meesh” to her family and friends.

Not all smooth sailing for Romney in Maine

February 11, 2012

Republican Mitt Romney found it was not all smooth sailing in Maine on Friday night when he was heckled repeatedly at a town hall meeting in Portland at a marine storage and repair facility.

Rick Santorum: birth control ruling has nothing to do with women’s rights

February 10, 2012

Forcing religious organizations to provide contraceptives has nothing to do with women’s rights, Republican presidential contender and vocal Catholic Rick Santorum said on Thursday.

What? No salsa? Obama 2012 releases playlist

February 9, 2012

 

President Barack Obama’s re-election team has issued its 2012 campaign playlist, the two dozen or so songs it will play to pump up supporters at his speeches and rallies.

Romney endorsed by Citizens United adviser Bopp

February 7, 2012

 

The morning after President Barack Obama’s campaign said it would start supporting Priorities USA, a Super PAC fundraising group designed to keep him in office, Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign announced it had been endorsed by James Bopp, a lawyer who advised Citizens United in the Supreme Court case responsible for the creation of the outside fundraising groups.