Tales from the Trail

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

Frum Obamacare to Waterloo: Where do Republicans find themselves?

March 26, 2010

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Have Republicans really met their Waterloo? George W. Bush’s former speech writer David Frum thinks so. And he may have a point, though making it in public has proved costly.

Armey says “unreliable” Republicans are Tea Partiers’ only hope

March 15, 2010

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Dick Armey says the Tea Party movement is willing to back Republicans for office, but only if they agree to reform their sinful ways when it comes to fiscal dangers like the budget deficit and the federal debt.

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Karl Rove says did not ask for gay marriage fight

March 10, 2010

Karl Rove, the political operative widely credited with the electoral successes of former U.S. President George W. Bush, says in his new book that he did not choose gay marriage as a wedge issue but that circumstances thrust it his way.

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.

Bush, Cheney meet for first time since leaving office

February 26, 2010

Former President George W. Bush and his former vice president, Dick Cheney, got together Thursday for the first time since they left office in January 2009.

Obama, a news junkie?

February 10, 2010

Lots of American presidents liked to pretend they didn’t dwell on the news — too busy attacking big problems for such a trifling. But then they would reveal themselves as news junkies (See 1992 presidential campaign and George H.W. Bush’s slogan: Annoy the Media — Re-Elect Bush).

Obama reminds Americans he inherited the high deficit from Republicans

February 1, 2010

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Lest there be any doubt, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, blames Republicans for leaving him a huge deficit when he took office.

State-of-the-Union Bingo!

January 26, 2010

LEISURE PLAYBOY JAZZYes, of course, President Obama’s State of the Union address is a serious occasion, full of solemn portents for the nation and the world. But even Washington wonks have to have a little fun. Strangely enough, they’re likely to have fun this year by playing SOTU bingo.