Tales from the Trail

The First Draft: Can he make a deal?

July 29, 2009

President Barack Obama hits the road again today to stump for healthcare reform.

In a throwback to the presidential campaign, he will hold town-hall style meetings at a high school in Raleigh, North Carolina and at a supermarket in Bristol, Virginia.USA/

The First Draft: Deja vu – it’s China and healthcare again

July 28, 2009

Presidents are never afraid of beating the same drum twice.

Today, President Barack Obama continues his quest to boost support for healthcare reform with a “tele-town hall” at AARP. Then he talks about relations with China, just like on Monday.

The First Draft: China and healthcare

July 27, 2009

Topics of the day today: more healthcare and U.S.-Chinese relations

President Barack Obama speaks at the beginning of a two-day U.S.-Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, then top Chinese and U.S. officials will work on developing a new framework for U.S.-Chinese relations.

The miracle of Obamacare

July 24, 2009

President Barack Obama is pretty smart, but can he really achieve the impossible?

The First Draft: attention deficit

July 24, 2009

The suspense has been suspended.

The SenateĀ has ruled out votingĀ on healthcare before the August recess, which puts the brakes on the momentum that President Barack Obama has tried to build.