Tales from the Trail

Obama seeks help, Clinton (Bill) to the rescue?

July 14, 2010

In the latest twist in the Obama-Clinton family drama, the current president has enlisted the past president to help shore up sagging confidence in his economic leadership and repair his tattered relationship with business.  OBAMA/

The mystery of the homesick Iranian nuclear scientist

July 13, 2010

The facts are few: Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, disappeared in June 2009 during a pilgrimage to Mecca. He turned up this week at the Iranian interests section in the Pakistani Embassy in Washington wanting to go home.

Clinton spokesman stands by her words in immigration fracas

June 18, 2010

OBAMA/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that the U.S. government would sue to block Arizona’s tough new immigration law raised some eyebrows around town, not to mention in Arizona.

We’ve built it…will they come?

April 30, 2010

OBAMA-ASIA/At least she didn’t have to build it herself.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday hailed the successful completion of the U.S. Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo — the whiz-bang coming-out party for the financial heart of an up-and-coming economic superpower.

Bill Clinton urges Obama to think young for Supreme Court

April 18, 2010

clintonWhile playwright George Bernard Shaw argued youth is wasted on the young, former President Bill Clinton on Sunday urged President Barack Obama to put youth high on the list of attributes for the next United States Supreme Court nominee.

Obama to World Cup? Well, if U.S. team reaches the finals….

April 14, 2010

BASEBALL/

President Barack Obama has said he might make the trip to this summer’s soccer World Cup in South Africa — but won’t commit unless the U.S. team reaches the finals, according to South Africa’s foreign minister.

Hillary Clinton for Justice?

April 12, 2010

NUCLEAR-SUMMIT/Would Secretary of State Hillary Clinton trade her globetrotting ways for the distinguished black robe of a Supreme Court Justice?

No matter how you slice it, Obama’s on a roll

March 26, 2010

NCAA/What does he do for an encore?

President Barack Obama started the week with a victorious end to the healthcare angst. And ended it with a win on START.

Obama ready to lend Rahm to Russia

March 26, 2010

OBAMA/President Barack Obama has a potent weapon in his arsenal if his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev has any concerns about selling a new nuclear arms reduction treaty to the parliament in Moscow — his famously assertive White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

When seen from Capitol Hill, Jerusalem looks a bit different

March 23, 2010

ISRAEL-USA/What’s the U.S. policy toward Israel? It may depend on which branch of government you ask.