Tales from the Trail

from Summit Notebook:

Napolitano: recommendations split on threat color system

October 19, 2009

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she is reviewing recommendations on the color-coded threat alert system and experts are evenly split over its usefulness.

Stealth U.S. trips over holiday include Napolitano to Pakistan

July 6, 2009

So Vice President Joe Biden wasn’t the only one making a stealth trip to an overseas hot spot over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Napolitano on court speculation: ‘I have a job’

May 19, 2009

OBAMA/Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has ended up on many media lists speculating about potential Supreme Court nominees,  says she is not looking for a new job.

The First Draft: Green shoots and budget talk

May 12, 2009

USA-OBAMA/After the Obama team’s big announcement on health care and an even bigger deficit, now comes the hard part — actually sitting down and figuring out how much it’s going to cost, and how to make it cost less. President Barack Obama’s first public appearance today is a round-table discussion with business leaders on cutting employer health care costs.

First Draft: CDC’s Besser does “The Full Ginsburg”

April 27, 2009

FLU/USA-CASESDr. Richard Besser, acting chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been everywhere in the media over the last several days, talking about swine flu. His calm demeanor and practical advice — cover your cough, wash your hands — showed up on every major television network this morning. It seemed like he was live, simultaneously, on several of them.

Obama’s limo is bigger

February 5, 2009

There is no contest. President Barack Obama got a bigger limousine than former President George W. Bush. It even comes with a nickname that growls, “The Beast.”

The First Draft: Nomination hearings today

January 15, 2009

It’s a busy old day on Capitol Hill.

President-elect Barack Obama’s picks to head the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Homeland Security and his nominees for attorney general and ambassador to the United Nations will be on Capitol Hill for their Senate nomination hearings.