Tales from the Trail

Secretive conservative meeting set for next week

October 30, 2008

DALLAS – A leading social conservative, who asked not to be named, has confirmed reports in Politico and The New York Times that major players in the movement plan to meet in Virginia next week after Tuesday’s presidential election between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

Obama plays down possibility of “Bradley effect”

October 30, 2008

SUNRISE, Florida – Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was not worried that his race would cost him the presidential election.

Biden pokes Halloween fun at McCain

October 30, 2008

SUNRISE, Florida – With two days until Halloween, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden has offered Republican presidential hopeful John McCain some costume suggestions.

Colin Powell criticizes fellow Republicans, backs Obama

October 19, 2008

WASHINGTON – Colin Powell, a retired U.S. Army general and former secretary of state in the Bush administration, criticized fellow Republicans on Sunday and endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Witchgate? Another day, another Palin video …

September 25, 2008

DALLAS – Another day, another video showing Sarah Palin in church.


The latest Palin You Tube video to show up on the Internet features grainy footage of John McCain’s vice presidential running mate receiving a blessing against witchcraft in a Pentecostal church in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.

Gay marriage, right to hunt among November U.S. ballot initiatives

August 7, 2008

gay-marriage.jpgDALLAS – When Americans vote for a new president on Nov. 4, many will also be asked to have their say on local issues and proposed state constitutional amendments.