Tales from the Trail

Obama: Still the big man on (high school) campus

September 29, 2010

If President Barack Obama ever needs a pick-me-up,  he can visit the campus of an American public high school, as he did on Tuesday at La Follette High School in Madison, Wisconsin, where he remains, indisputably, a rock star.

What’s a friendly wager between friends, or senators?

February 5, 2010

trophyWhile Washington deals with freezing temperatures this Sunday, Super Bowl XLIV will kick off in sunny Miami Gardens, Florida, as the New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts. But the snow has not dampened football fans’ spirits, and even a few senators are betting on the outcome.

Politicians score big in the NFL — campaign contributions

September 18, 2009

Politicians have hit pay dirt in the National Football League, with some teams providing far more fertile turf than others.

Obama tests his fantasy football mettle

October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has made it clear he’s a sucker for ESPN’s SportsCenter, and turns out he knows a thing or two about fantasy football too.