Tales from the Trail

Boehner says lawmakers should expect to do more reading if he becomes House Speaker

July 23, 2010

Republican John Boehner wants you to know that if his party wins control of¬† the House of Representatives and he becomes the chamber’s next Speaker, things will be a lot different.

Democrats in a dilemma on Bush tax cuts

July 15, 2010

Conventional political wisdom says that if you are going to cut taxes, do it before an election. But in a congressional election year when record deficits and a $13 trillion national debt are unnerving voters, that wisdom may not hold.

Obama’s Senate savvy is showing

May 25, 2010

Looks like President Barack Obama hasn’t forgotten his political roots in the Senate.

Another poll comes out in favor of gays in the military

May 25, 2010

As Congress mulls “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a new poll finds support for repealing it.

Mexico’s Calderon admires Second Amendment, but wants U.S. gun control

May 20, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has no problem with the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the right to bear arms — he just wants the¬†weapons flowing across the border into his country stopped.

Senator Kyl: show me the money to modernize U.S. nukes

April 20, 2010

Where’s the money?

A key senator says the Obama administration needs to commit to more funding for modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons complex if it is to convince him that the new START nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia is a good idea. USA-COURT/SOTOMAYOR

Tea Party Express names its election-year ‘heroes,’ ‘targets’

April 15, 2010

U.S. Representative Joe Wilson — the South Carolina Republican who last year screamed at President Barack Obama, “You lie!” — is on its list of “heroes.”

Lawmakers question U.S. Postal Service money saving priorities

April 15, 2010

USA-HOUSING/FORECLOSURESU.S. Postmaster General John Potter says the nation’s mail system faces a “dire” financial future as more people and businesses switch from snail mail to email and electronic funds transfers.

Latest Washington technique? Bipartisanship by sniping?

April 14, 2010

If bipartisanship is what they’re after … they’ve got a funny way of showing it.

U.S. Senate Democratic contender bashes Democratic-led Washington

April 8, 2010

If there was any question that Democrats were in for a tough election year, go no further than Lee Fisher’s campaign flyer that’s been mailed OBAMA-HEALTHCAREout to Ohio voters.