Tales from the Trail

Obama picks Kansas in college basketball bracket

March 17, 2010

It’s March Madness time again and everybody with basketball savvy or a wee bit of Irish luck is filling out their NCAA college basketball brackets. OBAMA/

First draft: Obama slips into Iraq

April 7, 2009

OBAMA-TURKEY/After calling for Middle East peace and saying he believed in a dialogue with Islam, President Barack Obama ended his first international tour with a surprise trip to Iraq.

First Draft: Monday’s blue mood — AIG outrage

March 16, 2009

It’s on front pages, news shows and all over the Web: outrage at the bailout of AIG, AIG/ the troubled insurance giant that — so far — has gotten $173 billion in U.S. taxpayer money and has given out $165 million in bonuses to the very executives who brought the company to its knees.

Obama picks his basketball Final Four

March 20, 2008

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – For many U.S. sports fans, March is the time to obsess over men’s college basketball and the science of “bracketology,” in which fans predict the winner of each game in the 64-team, end-of-season tournament. 
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