Tales from the Trail

Calm before the storm: Does silence on Warren signal decision soon?

September 15, 2010

An eerie calm has descended over the blogosphere after the feeding frenzy that broke out earlier this week on whether President Barack Obama was poised to name Elizabeth Warren to lead the new consumer financial agency.

Snowe says “yes” to Wall St. bill

July 13, 2010

The decision is in….snowe2

Senator Olympia Snowe has ended the suspense, announcing that she will support the financial regulatory reform bill.

Will she or won’t she?

July 12, 2010

USAThe suspense continues…

All eyes are on Senator Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican from Maine, who has not yet decided on how she will vote on financial regulatory reform.

Senate healthcare bill: Opt-out is in, Snowe is not

October 26, 2009

The opt-out is in.

USA HEALTHCARE/REIDThe Senate healthcare reform legislation will include a form of public option that would allow states to opt out of participating in a government-run insurance plan if they choose.

The First Draft: Let it Snowe, Let it Snowe, Let it Snowe

October 14, 2009

Republican Senator Olympia Snowe is having her day in the sun.

Snowe blanketed morning TV talk shows. The main question posed to the Maine moderate: How does it feel to be all alone? GERMANY/

Snowe jumps ship in attempt to turn healthcare “Titanic”

October 13, 2009

Well, she did it.

IRAQ-USA/CONGRESSRepublican Senator Olympia Snowe, a moderate from Maine, jumped off the Republican steamer to vote yes on the Senate Finance Committee’s healthcare reform bill.

The First Draft: H-Day

October 13, 2009

CHINADrum roll please…

Will Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, a moderate from Maine, become the first Republican in Congress to back a healthcare reform bill?

Pistol Packin’ Pelosi? finger on healthcare trigger

September 3, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put the insurance industry on notice that if congressional Democrats are forced to compromise on a government-run health insurance plan and accept a “trigger” proposed by Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, get ready for some major fire power.

The First Draft: The president keeps campaigning

July 17, 2009

Back from his overseas trip, President Barack Obama has spent this week as campaigner-in-chief.

Obama trying hard to get healthcare back on track

July 17, 2009

President Barack Obama is pushing hard to get health care reform back on track after it veered a bit off course while he was in Europe last week.