Tales from the Trail

Back at home, President Obama, family attend wedding

By Eric Johnson
June 17, 2012

President Barack Obama got a brief respite from the euro zone debt crisis and an intensifying general election campaign on Saturday while attending the wedding of a top aide’s daughter with his family in his hometown.

Bin Laden’s death relieves U.S. of tough decision about legal prosecution

May 3, 2011

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is probably relieved that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed during the military operation in Pakistan rather than being captured.

Wanted: New FBI director ‘ready to go’

April 26, 2011

The search for a new FBI director is under way, and Attorney General Eric Holder wants someone “ready to go” to fill some large shoes.

Republican puts crosshairs on Holder over WikiLeaks

January 3, 2011

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  should quit if he can’t stop WikiLeaks from disclosing government documents, Darrell Issa, incoming chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee said Sunday on Fox News.issa

United States 0-2 in world sports arena

December 2, 2010

The United States has now lost out on two huge world sporting events in the past two years. And in each instance to first-time winners.

Backlash over WikiLeaks release of Afghan war documents

July 28, 2010

There may be more shoes to drop from WikiLeaks if it releases another 15,000 documents on the Afghanistan war that the whistleblower website is reviewing. It is already seeing some backlash after releasing 75,000-plus documents on the Internet.

Singing frog chides Arizona immigration law opponents

May 27, 2010

Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer’s campaign is using a singing frog to chide high-ranking Democratic cabinet officials for criticizing the desert state’s controversial new immigration law without actually reading it.

A long slog gives way to a ‘good week’ for U.S. Justice Department

May 6, 2010

After months of trying times, U.S. Justice Department officials are walking with a little spring in their step, describing it as a “good week” after the terrorism suspect accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in the heart of New York’s busy Times Square was nabbed only two days after the failed attack.

What did you expect from a financial meltdown hearing?

January 14, 2010

If anyone was looking for Wall Street executives to say “sorry” at the financial meltdown hearing, they would have been disappointed. FINANCIAL-COMMISSION/

Battle of the mustaches in the Obama administration

October 6, 2009

In every U.S. president’s administration, there is always some kind of in-fighting that spills out into the public domain and now a battle royale is shaping up between President Barack Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.USA/