Tales from the Trail

Senator Coburn cites Thomson Reuters at healthcare summit

February 25, 2010

USA-HEALTHCARE/Republican Senator Tom Coburn is obviously a big fan of Thomson Reuters. He cited Thomson Reuters reports throughout his presentation at the White House healthcare summit.

The First Draft: Achoo

October 7, 2009

The U.S. government wants you to know the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is safe. FLU/VACCINE-USA

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blanketed morning television talk shows with basically the one message. “This definitely is a safe vaccine for people to get,” she said on NBC’s “Today” show, urging the public to visit flu.gov.

The First Draft: Trying again on healthcare

June 22, 2009

USA-HEALTHCARE/OBAMASenate Democrats will take up healthcare again today after a tough week.

Republican opposition is building after independent auditors estimated their initial efforts could cost more and cover fewer than initially hoped, reducing the chance of winning the bipartisan support that could ensure that any reforms will last.

First Draft: Queen tea

April 1, 2009

Protesters hijacked April Fools Day, spinning it into “Financial Fools Day” in London where President Barack Obama and other world leaders are attending the G20 summit.

Obama’s vice president a ‘he?’

August 20, 2008

sebelius.jpgRALEIGH, North Carolina – Barack Obama won’t say yet who his running mate will be but on Tuesday he did describe the qualities he wants in a vice president.