Tales from the Trail

Afghan hearings takeaway: Charlie Wilson, swimming pools

December 2, 2009

They weren’t the most “important” words said today at congressional hearings on President Barack Obama’s new Afghanistan war strategy, but the following snippets were memorable.

The First Draft: Democrats turn to Clinton in Senate healthcare push

November 10, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton is due to visit Capitol Hill today to talk healthcare reform with Senate Democrats and their independent allies. PHILANTHROPY-CLINTON/

Mod Squad infiltrates U.S. Senate budget fight

March 5, 2009

Their mission is to handcuff some of the money President Barack Obama seeks in his budget request to Congress … deficit-spending that they fear will prey on future generations.

With less than 70 minutes to spare…

February 8, 2009

U.S. Senate Democrats had less than 70 minutes to spare when they finally filed the paperwork on Saturday for the compromise they reached with a handful of Republicans for the $827 billion economic stimulus package, setting up a vote for early next week.