Tales from the Trail

Steven Chu: Energy Secretary, Nobel Laureate, Zombie

November 1, 2010

67613_449706237290_79707582290_5525360_4352855_aYou sort of have to like a U.S. cabinet secretary and Nobel Prize winner who knows how to have a little fun while getting out a message.

Darth Vader, as played by Robert Gibbs

November 2, 2009

OBAMA/We saw a lot of photos over the weekend of President Obama and his wife, Michelle “Catwoman” Obama, handing out Halloween treats at the White House on Saturday night.

Obamas turn White House into Halloween central

October 31, 2009

The White House glowed pumpkin orange on Saturday when the Obama family turned 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue into Halloween central, complete with a giant stuffed spider dangling from a web above its front door.

The First Draft: Gripes and Goblins

October 30, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton griping about Pakistan while in Pakistan. PAKISTAN USA/

She says it was “hard to believe” that no one in Pakistan’s government knew where al Qaeda leaders were hiding. She talked about her tough talk in a series of morning television interviews, and said on CNN “trust is a two-way street.”

Halloween: Washington political fright night costume ideas

October 27, 2009

It’s Halloween this weekend. In Washington that can turn into political fright night.

Jill Biden ‘rats’ out husband in Halloween joke

October 31, 2008

KETTERING, Ohio, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden got publicly “ratted” by his Halloween prankster wife Jill at a rally in Ohio on Friday.

Biden pokes Halloween fun at McCain

October 30, 2008

SUNRISE, Florida – With two days until Halloween, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden has offered Republican presidential hopeful John McCain some costume suggestions.

Predictor of who will win Nov. 4, or just scary Halloween masks?

October 24, 2008

WASHINGTON – As Halloween approaches, the quadrennial exercise has begun to determine whether the presidential candidate mask that sells the best will predict the actual winner on Nov. 4.