Tales from the Trail

Gingrich chides Obama for acting like a teenager with credit card

July 20, 2010

Extending unemployment benefits is this week’s battleground for Democrats versus Republicans. USA/NRA

Senate hopeful Alvin Greene makes debut

July 19, 2010

The political unknown who stunned South Carolina and the nation by winning the state’s Democratic Senate primary produced headlines again on Sunday.

Don’t tell anyone, but Pelosi upset her criticism of Gibbs leaked

July 15, 2010

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made it clear she’s upset — “ticked off” — that her private criticism of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs leaked out. OBAMA/

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.

Snowe says “yes” to Wall St. bill

July 13, 2010

The decision is in….snowe2

Senator Olympia Snowe has ended the suspense, announcing that she will support the financial regulatory reform bill.

Will she or won’t she?

July 12, 2010

USAThe suspense continues…

All eyes are on Senator Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican from Maine, who has not yet decided on how she will vote on financial regulatory reform.

Palin seeks to harness power of “Mama Grizzlies”

July 8, 2010

Sarah Palin is out with a new video today and she clearly is attempting to position herself as the leader of Republican conservative women.

Poll finds Obama losing favor among independents

July 7, 2010

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is showing the steepest decline among independents, slipping below 40 percent for the first time in a year, according to a new Gallup poll. OBAMA/

Senator Byrd’s final poetic moment in the chamber he served

July 1, 2010

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It was a poetic moment for the Senate.

Senator Robert Byrd’s flag-draped casket  was carried into the chamber where he had fiercely protected Senate tradition, rule, and decorum during more than half -a-century of pressing for the needs of his constituents in West Virginia.

Obama tries to make political mountain out of ant hill

June 30, 2010

President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats are trying to make political hay out of a comment by House Republican leader John Boehner that managed to mention ants and nuclear weapons in the same sentence.