Tales from the Trail

The First Draft: Sex scandal and the Olympics

October 2, 2009

They’re not linked, but the stories that topped the news shows this morning had to do with sex and with the Olympics.

The First Draft: Iran …and the Olympics

October 1, 2009

When President Barack Obama was running for president, he was heavily criticized by his rivals — including his current secretary of state, Hillary Clinton — for saying he would be willing to sit down with the leaders of countries like Iran.NUCLEAR-IRAN/

Obama brings the Olympics to the White House

September 16, 2009

OBAMA/OLYMPICSPresident Obama deeply disappointed his hometown Chicago when he announced that he would not go to Copenhagen next month to personally make the city’s case for hosting the 2016 Olympics, so he and first lady Michelle Obama, who is going in his stead, on Wednesday brought the Olympics to the White House instead.