Tales from the Trail

The First Draft, Monday, Jan. 5

January 5, 2009


President-elect Barack Obama woke up today in the tony Hay-Adams Hotel, across Lafayette Park from the White House.

The First Draft, Monday Dec. 29

December 29, 2008

WASHINGTON – Israeli air attacks in Gaza dominate morning talk shows and front pages of major U.S. newspapers. The attacks pushed up oil prices by more than $3 a barrel to over $40. Gold prices also moved higher. Nevertheless, U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street in what is expected to be a light trading.tanks2

G20 family photo: Take 2

November 15, 2008

WASHINGTON – The G20 leaders found themselves in a predicament faced by many a family when trying to assemble everyone in one place at one time for a snapshot. Someone inevitably spoils the first take.

Obama “experienced our soul”-Indonesian president

November 14, 2008

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hailed Barack Obama on Friday for an election victory he said inspired the Southeast Asian nation where the president-elect spent four years as a youth.

Radio addresses to go high-tech in Obama presidency

November 14, 2008

CHICAGO- Call it the e-fireside chat.

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama plans to continue his close links with the Internet by making the weekly radio address into a YouTube video that he will post on his Web site www.change.gov, aides said on Friday.

President-elect Obama keeping low profile in Chicago

November 13, 2008

CHICAGO – Anybody seen President-elect Barack Obama lately?

The press pool covering him sure hasn’t.

As he delves deeply into planning his transition to the White House, Obama has been keeping a low-profile in Chicago, after his high-profile visit to the White House on Monday.

Welcome to Front Row Washington: Tracking U.S. politics

November 11, 2008

WASHINGTON – With the election over, it is time to say happy trails to Reuters “Tales from the Trail” election blog and give a warm welcome to “Front Row Washington” which will provide readers a view from Reuters correspondents working the political beat around town and the country.

Cub scouts get impromptu tour of Biden’s plane

November 3, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a group of Cub Scouts an impromptu tour of his campaign aircraft, showing them the cockpit and handing out Halloween candy.

Last Waltz for McCain in New Hampshire?

November 3, 2008

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — On Sunday night, John McCain returned to where it all began.

Biden shows frustration at being reined in

November 2, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden displayed some frustration at being tightly managed by the Obama campaign for fear he might go “off message.”