Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Modern pursuits

January 18, 2011

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he’s using modern technology like a BlackBerry and Kindle, when he didn’t even have a cellphone at the White House.

Dick Cheney: The Thin Man

November 16, 2010

I almost didn’t recognize him.

Watching Dick Cheney, one of the most recognizable political figures of the decade, on television speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, I did a double-take.

Cheney was upset that Bush didn’t pardon Libby — president’s memoir

November 8, 2010

USA-SECURITY/CHENEYGeorge W. Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points,” is full of newsy tidbits, and there’s a lot of material about his relationship with his vice president, Dick Cheney, whom Bush considered dumping from the 2004 ticket.

Bush memoir includes some unexpected moments

November 3, 2010

Who would have thought former President George W. Bush would publicly admit that he had actually thought of dumping Dick Cheney as his veep?

No. 43 slips under the radar in DC

February 26, 2010

Ole 43, otherwise known as former President George W. Bush, was in Washington today to address hundreds of people who worked for him over the years.

Beyond the talk show fireworks, Cheney supported some Obama decisions

February 15, 2010

Former Vice President Dick Cheney swapped barbs with Vice President Joe Biden on the morning talk shows Sunday.

The First Draft: White House takes a lonely road to openness on Crasher-gate

December 3, 2009

President Barack Obama’s senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, feels the White House doesn’t need Congress to help it maintain openness on the Crasher-gate scandal. That’s why it’s chosen to eschew the limelight of a Capitol Hill hearing today. USA/

Darth Vader, as played by Robert Gibbs

November 2, 2009

OBAMA/We saw a lot of photos over the weekend of President Obama and his wife, Michelle “Catwoman” Obama, handing out Halloween treats at the White House on Saturday night.

Halloween: Washington political fright night costume ideas

October 27, 2009

It’s Halloween this weekend. In Washington that can turn into political fright night.

Performers angry their music used in Guantanamo interrogations

October 22, 2009

Interrogators at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay liked to blast rock ‘n’ roll music at inmates to try to induce them to talk.