Tales from the Trail

Obama doesn’t drive, but he feels your pain at the pump

April 19, 2011

President Barack Obama says he sympathizes with the frustration over high gas prices — even though it’s been a while since he’s had to fill a tank.

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.

So what’s the carbon footprint of a motorcade?

September 22, 2009

World leaders in New York City for the U.N. General Assembly also bring motorcades, gridlock, and idling engines. GERMANY-AUTOSHOW/