Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – The relative merits of Obama, Stewart, Palin and baseball

October 28, 2010

jonIt is unclear to me if appearing on “The Daily Show” will have done much for President Barack Obama’s ratings. But it doesn’t seem to have helped Jon Stewart’s much. Nielsen data just in shows last night’s episode attracted 2.8 million viewers (minus TiVo data), compared to the show’s average of roughly 3.6 million an episode. Not sure if it says much about the president, except that people probably watch the Daily Show for Jon Stewart, not for his guests. Or maybe they were just watching the World Series.

George W. Bush starting to emerge from cone of silence

October 20, 2010

George W. Bush is slowly starting to emerge from a self-imposed cone of silence that he has generally adhered to since leaving Washington for Texas when he turned over the presidency to Barack Obama.

Are Obama’s approval ratings that bad? Maybe not, relatively speaking

October 15, 2010

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President Obama’s approval rating has been below 50 percent for most of 2010. But are things really so bad? Gallup suggests they’re not, relatively speaking.

In House, bipartisanship is in eye of the beholder

October 1, 2010

A top Democrat is fed up with House Republican Leader John Boehner citing their work together years ago as an example of Boehner’s commitment to bipartisanship.

Obama campaigning tactic: bash Bush years

September 29, 2010

President Barack Obama has apparently decided that the way to win voters’ hearts is to warn them against a return to the Bush years.

Obama ends Iraq war where it began — the Oval Office

September 1, 2010

The Iraq war ended where it began — at the president’s desk in the White House Oval Office.

Washington Extra – In the heart of Texas

August 9, 2010

President Barack Obama took his attack on the economic policies of George W. Bush to his predecessor’s home state of Texas today, at a pair of Democratic fundraisers.

Ahmadinejad says bin Laden in Washington

May 5, 2010

BINLADEN/Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has the answer to the question that has plagued the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. 

Poisoning at the G-8? Laura Bush says that was a concern in 2007

April 28, 2010

Were President George W. Bush and his entourage poisoned at a G-8 summit in Germany back in 2007?

Ben’s Chili Bowl serves up half smoke to French leader

March 30, 2010

French President Nicolas Sarkozy may come from one of the world’s culinary capitals, but it seems whenever he comes to America more simple fare awaits him – hot dogs or sausages. USA