Tales from the Trail

GOP presidential field – looking Perry promising?

May 26, 2011

With polls showing President Barack Obama beating any current 2012 Republican presidential hopeful, some party leaders are casting around for additional contenders, especially those who are well-known and might appeal more to the party’s most conservative wing.

Live: President Obama’s “Arab spring” speech

May 19, 2011

President Obama will lay out a vision for his policy toward the Middle East at 11:40 am ET.

Will Obama be a $1 billion man? Democrats say not so fast

May 16, 2011

A persistent theme of President Barack Obama’s nascent re-election bid has been an expectation that the Democratic incumbent – who amassed a $750 million war chest when he won the White House in 2008 — will break his record this time and become the first candidate to raise $1 billion in campaign funds for 2012. 

URL mischief crops up on the campaign front

May 6, 2011

It’s early in the 2012 presidential election campaign, but dirty tricks are alive and well, at least on the Internet.

Live coverage: President Obama’s speech on debt reduction

April 13, 2011

President Obama will explain his vision for tackling the long-term U.S. deficit and debt in a speech in Washington at 1:35 p.m.

Live coverage: Budget battle

April 8, 2011

Facing a midnight deadline, the White House and Congress are working furiously to break a budget deadlock and prevent a federal government shutdown that would idle hundreds of thousands of workers.

Petraeus says budget delays not affecting Afghan war… yet

March 18, 2011

The commander of international forces in Afghanistan is keeping a wary eye on budget battles in Congress these days.

Obama remembers Gandhi, and King, in Mumbai

November 6, 2010

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U.S. President Barack Obama spent part of his first day in India visiting a museum dedicated to the memory of one of his heroes, Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, and walking in the footsteps of another, U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King, as he did so.

from Reuters Investigates:

How to make friends and influence people

November 3, 2010

White House correspondent Caren Bohan's special report out today examines President Barack Obama's testy relationship with the business community.

Voters may like the healthcare plan after all, poll shows

October 5, 2010

Pundits may want to reconsider the conventional wisdom that U.S. voters are sour on President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare overhaul, at least according to a new survey released Tuesday.