Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – (Blue) dog days

October 20, 2010

In the immortal words of  Jonathan Swift (paraphrasing Erasmus and Hamlet) “Every dog must have his day.”

from Summit Notebook:

If Democrats hold US House, Pelosi seen concentrating power-lobbyist

September 21, 2010

SUMMIT-WASHINGTON/JOSTENIf Democrats are able to hang on to the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2 elections, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will likely be able to concentrate her power because there will be fewer conservative Democrats giving her a hard time on critical votes, according to top senior lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

After much delay, Baucus unveils healthcare plan

September 16, 2009

After weeks of delay as he negotiated for Republican support, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus Wednesday unveiled a 10-year, $856 billion plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Blue Dogs howling at healthcare

July 21, 2009

This time it’s the Blue Dogs turning their noses up at healthcare reform proposals. AUSTRIA/