Tales from the Trail

After death, Kennedy’s words still ring in healthcare debate

September 10, 2009

Two weeks after his death, Senator Edward Kennedy’s words on healthcare rang out before a joint session of Congress when President Barack Obama quoted from a letter that he received from the liberal Democrat posthumously. USA-HEALTHCARE/OBAMA

Congress thanks Sept. 11 air travelers who may have saved them

September 9, 2009

OBAMA/Congress paused on Wednesday to thank the air travelers who possibly saved their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 by fighting back against the al Qaeda hijackers who had taken over their plane.

Live blog of the Obama healthcare speech

September 9, 2009

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President Barack Obama is making a speech to Congress on healthcare at 8 p.m. tonight and we will live blog it here.

The First Draft: Before Obama’s speech, Sarah Palin brings up “death panels”

September 9, 2009

PALIN/As Washington focuses on President Barack Obama’s address to Congress on healthcare reform, another voice is demanding to be heard — or at least read — on this same subject.

The First Draft: Deja vu for Obama, Congress, healthcare?

September 8, 2009

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President Barack Obama heads for Capitol Hill tomorrow to address a joint session of Congress on one of the most pressing issues of the day, healthcare reform. For those with middling-to-long memories of Washington, this may have a familiar ring. Another Democratic president argued for healthcare reform on another September day some 16 years ago, and somehow healthcare remains unreformed.

from FaithWorld:

Religious Left pushes for healthcare reform

August 7, 2009

America's "Religious Left" is jumping into the healthcare debate with a plan to launch a "40 Days for Health Reform" initiative starting Monday.

from Environment Forum:

The Case Of The Forged Letters – a cap-and-trade mystery

July 31, 2009


A half-dozen fake letters, signed by people who don't seem to exist and who work at made-up jobs, are causing a bit of buzz in the environmental world -- mostly because the letters urged a Virginia congressman to vote against a cap-and-trade system to curb climate change.

Pelosi bites hand that feeds her?

July 31, 2009

USA/Over the past few days, with the healthcare reform debate raging in Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has lit into the U.S. insurance industry.

The First Draft: Power of persuasion?

July 16, 2009

President Barack Obama has targetted healthcare reform as his top legislative priority. Now he just has to convince Congress to make it work.