Tales from the Trail

Valentine’s Day with the GOP

February 11, 2011

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by sending your special someone a pink e-card, covered in hearts, with a message from the president: “Hope you like this Valentine’s card, your grandchildren are paying for it.”

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.

Maddow to Brown: Wrong, “I’m not running”

March 26, 2010

Political commentator Rachel Maddow is used to having her say. This time she used a full-page ad in The Boston Globe.

McCain says he was misled, but not everyone agrees

March 1, 2010

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John McCain says he was misled by former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson into supporting the Wall Street bailout.

Warren sees dark times if financial reform fails

February 25, 2010

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Elizabeth Warren paints a disturbing picture of the realities facing the United States and the Obama administration as Americans claw their way clear of the worst recession since the 1930s.

Ron Paul: The Once and Future Conservative Favorite

February 23, 2010

USA-POLITICS/PAULRep. Ron Paul today seems to be little more than a voice crying in the wilderness of Republican politics. But the Texas libertarian and 2008 presidential candidate may have a lease on the future of the Republican Party’s conservative wing, at the age of 74.

A ‘Cougar’ may be stalking Bayh’s empty Senate seat

February 18, 2010

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After rocking the house for decades, could Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp rock the U.S. Senate?

Congress bracing for anti-incumbent anger among voters

February 17, 2010

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By the look of things, the American public just might vote Congress out of office this November – Republican and Democrat alike.

Republican “blank page” challenges Obama

February 12, 2010

OBAMA/The next U.S. presidential election is more than 2-1/2 years away. But pollsters are already asking how President Barack Obama would stack up against a Republican challenger.

Brzezinski sees encouraging signs emerging from Haitian catastrophe

January 14, 2010

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It might sound Pollyannaish coming from anybody other than Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hard-nosed intellectual who was Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser. But he says the gigantic catastrophe in Haiti may suggest some good things about the state of the modern world.