Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Economy hits Obama’s poll numbers

July 27, 2010

It’s still “the economy, stupid.”

Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign slogan, famously pinned up on the wall of their Little Rock headquarters by James Carville, never seemed more appropriate than it does today.

Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Obama approval at 48 pct, disapproval at 48 pct

July 27, 2010

Americans are evenly split over whether President Barack Obama is doing a good job or a bad job — and few are on the fence.

Washington Extra

July 23, 2010

The Obama administration admitted today that the economy was facing “strong headwinds” and that government finances were on an unsustainable path. Not a great backdrop as we head into November’s elections, as the White House is only too well aware.

Washington Extra

July 23, 2010

What do central bankers and slalom skiers have in common? Bobbing and weaving, for one thing.

Politics beckon again as Obama’s Maine getaway ends

July 18, 2010

After a laid-back family getaway on Maine’s scenic shoreline, it’s back to political reality for President Barack Obama.

Obama seeks help, Clinton (Bill) to the rescue?

July 14, 2010

In the latest twist in the Obama-Clinton family drama, the current president has enlisted the past president to help shore up sagging confidence in his economic leadership and repair his tattered relationship with business.  OBAMA/

Obama a “hottie” in Buffalo, where they need “freakin” jobs

May 13, 2010

Perhaps that’s how they greet visitors in the region famous for spicy chicken wings.

Obama promises to work overtime to ease economic impact of oil spill

May 4, 2010

There’s not much to offer by way of comfort to coastal states threatened by the oil spill that’s spreading over the Gulf of Mexico like The Blob from horror movies past.

McCain says he was misled, but not everyone agrees

March 1, 2010

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John McCain says he was misled by former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson into supporting the Wall Street bailout.

Obama swipes at ribbon-cutting Republicans — again

February 17, 2010

President Barack Obama apparently believes he’s found the right formula for chiding Republicans who opposed the $787 billion economic stimulus — because he used it again. OBAMA/