Tales from the Trail

Valentine’s Day with the GOP

February 11, 2011

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by sending your special someone a pink e-card, covered in hearts, with a message from the president: “Hope you like this Valentine’s card, your grandchildren are paying for it.”

You can take it to the bank: Unbowed Maxine says she won’t cut a deal

August 13, 2010

She broke no rules, she has no regrets, and she won’t cut a deal with the U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee. That was the message a defiant Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters had for the media on Friday.

House investigators recommend reprimand for Rangel

July 30, 2010

USA-CONGRESS/RANGELSome of Representative Charles Rangel’s colleagues thought the New York Democrat merited a reprimand rather than a more serious punishment of censure or expulsion for alleged violations of ethics rules in the U.S. House of Representatives.

House Democrats fret over Rangel case

July 27, 2010

rangelTwo top Democrats met with Rep. Charles Rangel on Monday, an aide said, while their colleagues fretted about whether his ethics woes will hurt them in the November election.