Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – New Year state of mind

January 4, 2011

New Year often means out with the old and in with the new.

On Capitol Hill, the new 112th Congress will start its 2-year run that will end after the 2012 presidential election. (For numerologists — that’s an awful lot of 2s).

Ben’s Chili Bowl serves up half smoke to French leader

March 30, 2010

French President Nicolas Sarkozy may come from one of the world’s culinary capitals, but it seems whenever he comes to America more simple fare awaits him – hot dogs or sausages. USA

Mia Farrow’s son working for Holbrooke on Pakistan

October 23, 2009

The sons of actors and presidents have been in the news a lot lately.

Take Mia Farrow’s 21-year-old son Ronan, who was all over the blogosphere today for his role as liaison between the office of star “Afpak” diplomat Richard Holbrooke and nongovernmental groups working in Pakistan.

Beware the G8 photo op…

July 9, 2009

Here’s the still picture:














And here’s a video of the same scene from ABC News:


Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy take their places for a “family photo” with junior delegates to the Group of 8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy, on Thursday)

First Draft: French kiss

April 3, 2009

Can this be France? What happened to the days when cross-Atlantic gauntlets were thrown down and French fries turned into Freedom fries?