Tales from the Trail

Obama walks in rain-soaked cemetery of U.S. war dead

November 11, 2009

President Barack Obama walked in the rain among the graves of U.S. casualties from the Iraq and Afghan wars at Arlington National Cemetery and took an unscheduled detour into section 60, a thicket of simple white headstones, to mark Veterans Day. OBAMA/

from Photographers' Blog:

Those left behind: The legacy of Arlington’s Section 60

November 10, 2009

Larry Downing is a Reuters senior staff photographer assigned to the White House. He shares that duty with three other staff photographers. He has lived in Washington since 1977 and has been assigned to cover the White House, since 1978. President Barack Obama is the sixth president Larry has photographed.

Obama admits to mistakes, but no big ones

November 10, 2009

Barack Obama says he probably makes one mistake a day, but doesn’t think he has made any fundamental ones in almost 10 months as president of the United States.

FBI discussed advising Saddam Hussein of legal rights, decided no

November 2, 2009

Much has been made over the past few months by some Republicans in Congress about whether terrorism suspects arrested overseas by U.S. military forces must be read their legal rights and the answer has been largely no.IRAQ-SADDAM/

The First Draft: No Decisions

October 15, 2009

Beau Biden, son of the vice president, says he is considering running for his dad’s Senate seat but hasn’t made a decision yet.

The First Draft: Obama courts autoworkers, Biden visits Iraq

September 15, 2009

President Barack Obama courts autoworkers in Ohio and union leaders in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

The First Draft: While Obama is away…

July 8, 2009

With President Barack Obama off in Italy during a weeklong diplomatic foray, Vice President Joseph Biden has the stage on Wednesday for an announcement of the administration’s agreement with the hospital industry for $155 billion in savings over a decade to help pay for a planned healthcare overhaul.

First draft: Obama slips into Iraq

April 7, 2009

OBAMA-TURKEY/After calling for Middle East peace and saying he believed in a dialogue with Islam, President Barack Obama ended his first international tour with a surprise trip to Iraq.

“I don’t want to screw up”, says Obama’s Iraq envoy

March 25, 2009

KOREA-NORTH/KIMSeasoned U.S. diplomat Chris Hill showed some jitters on Wednesday over being nominated as next U.S. ambassador to Iraq.

The First Draft: Down to business

March 12, 2009

The White House puts its focus back on the economy today, with a day-long conference to talk about how the money from the economic stimulus package is being spent.