Tales from the Trail

Gingrich mocks Romney for speaking French

January 13, 2012

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may have backtracked from a recent campaign ad attacking Romney as a job-killer during his tenure at Bain Capital, but he’s still accusing him of another act that may nettle some conservatives: speaking French.

from Environment Forum:

John Kerry has had it up to HERE with “The Flat Earth Caucus”

April 12, 2011

ISRAEL/You remember John Kerry, right? Tall, silver-haired, urbane enough to be accused of being French. But there's a feisty side to the senior senator from Massachusetts, and it was on display at a forum on energy and economic growth, where Kerry teed off on congressional Republicans and others who doubt the seriousness of the challenge of climate change.

Lugar warns U.S. against war in Libya

March 9, 2011

momarIn recent days  some U.S. senators have been urging President Obama to consider military intervention to help Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gaddafi.

Washington Extra – Chaos theory

February 3, 2011

Something to ponder while thinking about the crisis in Egypt: Chaos Theory or Domino Effect?

Washington Extra – Braving the weather

January 20, 2011

President Barack Obama quipped that Chinese President Hu Jintao was brave for going to his hometown at this time of year. But what about the visit to Capitol Hill today?

Trump sees China from the White House

November 18, 2010

RTR2EFAB_Comp-150x150Billionaire developer Donald Trump might like to be president. And if he were, he’d bring a hard view of China to the White House.

Former political enemies join hands to save the world?

May 19, 2010

Nearly six years ago,  Senator John Kerry and Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens were mortal political enemies.

Democrats can’t escape questions about Sarah Palin

February 11, 2010

Democrats can’t go anywhere these days without being asked about Sarah Palin, and some of them are not overwhelmed.

Brown shows rare trait on Capitol Hill: humility

January 21, 2010

The man who shook up Washington came to Capitol Hill on Thursday and demonstrated a trait rarely associated with the nation’s marble halls of power and giant egos: humility.

The First Draft: Afghanistan and Obama

October 26, 2009

AFGHANISTAN/President Barack Obama heads to Florida today to thank members of the military for their service — but given the deadly violence in Afghanistan, the commander-in-chief might use the opportunity to reflect on strategy in the region.