Tales from the Trail

No magic solution for oil spill, elbowing BP won’t do any good

May 24, 2010

The message from the White House podium today was loud and clear – there is no magic fix for the oil spill that looks like curdled chocolate milk flowing on top of the Gulf of Mexico. And there isn’t much that anyone can do that BP isn’t doing.

Tea Party Express names its election-year ‘heroes,’ ‘targets’

April 15, 2010

U.S. Representative Joe Wilson — the South Carolina Republican who last year screamed at President Barack Obama, “You lie!” — is on its list of “heroes.”

What’s next on healthcare reform? — Enroll America

March 25, 2010

Democrats are still celebrating their historic achievement on healthcare reform, but the looming question is what’s next?

Reid to Republicans: healthcare reform is now law of the land

March 24, 2010

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid proudly proclaimed on Wednesday that the “historic healthcare reform is now no longer a bill it is the law.”

Obama outs mother-in-law as big fan of Las Vegas

February 19, 2010

USA-POLITICS/OBAMABy trying to soothe Las Vegas’ hurt feelings about some remarks he made recently, President Barack Obama outed his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, as a big fan of the gambling city.

Mindboggling in Massachusetts

January 20, 2010

The Republicans are coming, the Republicans are coming… to Massachusetts. USA-POLITICS/MASSACHUSETTS

The Senate seat comfortably held by Edward Kennedy for nearly half a century has gone to Republican Scott Brown. 

Blago says he’s “blacker than Barack Obama”

January 11, 2010

Believe it or not, Rod Blagojevich is African-American — and more so than President Barack Obama. At least, that’s what the former Illinois governor tells Esquire magazine in a new interview.
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“It’s such a cynical business, and most of the people in the business are full of (expletive deleted) and phonies, but I was real, man — and am real. This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the (expletive deleted)? Everything he’s saying’s on the teleprompter,” Esquire quotes Blago as saying about the president, without the expletives deleted.

Book? What book? GOP asks Steele

January 9, 2010

steeleRepublican Party Chairman Michael Steele is once again at odds with his party. This time it’s for calling for active opposition of the Obama agenda. What’s wrong with that, you ask. Well, he did it in a book. A book GOP leaders knew nothing about until it hit the shelves.

Republicans savoring election prospects after Democrats drop out

January 6, 2010

Let the countdown begin.

USA/The 2010 election year has officially started and Republicans can barely contain their glee after two senior Senate Democrats announced they would not run again and a House Democrat switched to the Republican Party.

Will Obama get a Senate Christmas gift?

December 11, 2009

Senate Democrats are confident they will pass a sweeping healthcare overhaul and give President Barack Obama a significant victory on one of his top domestic priorities. But will they do it by Christmas? OBAMA/