Tales from the Trail

The First Draft: urgent care

March 5, 2009

President Obama takes on healthcare reform at a 1:00 p.m. White House forum today, hoping to design an overhaul of a costly and inefficient system he believes is threatening the economy. About 120 participants from industry and government will gather to discuss potential fixes to the $2.5 trillion system. JAPAN

Obama mourns loss of Richardson beard

December 3, 2008

When Barack Obama unveiled a newly shorn Bill Richardson as his Commerce Secretary pick on Wednesday, Obama praised the man but pointedly criticized his grooming decisions.

Bob Barr: the man, the mustache

September 3, 2008

Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr has crashed the Republican convention.