Tales from the Trail

Reuters.com has the midterms covered

November 2, 2010

After a long and bitter campaign, Americans voted in midterm elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda.

from Reuters Investigates:

Spoiling the party

October 27, 2010

Last month The New York Times had a story about Arizona Republicans putting up homeless people as candidates for the Green Party in elections there. Now Murray Waas, our Barlett & Steele award winner, has a special report about Democratic Party shenanigans. 

No decision yet on Obama Golden Temple visit: White House

October 20, 2010

Hold onto your, er, hats.

Talk that U.S. President Barack Obama has canceled a visit to The Golden Temple in Amritsar because of a dispute over headgear may be premature, the White House said on Wednesday.temple

White House Intrigue: Could Hillary Replace Joe?

October 6, 2010

OBAMA/Could Hillary replace Joe as Barack’s main squeeze in 2012? That’s the juicy bit of palace intrigue enlivening today’s U.S. political melodrama.

Lawyer promises new bombshell in Whitman housekeeper flap

September 30, 2010


The political flap over what California Republican Meg Whitman knew about her former housekeeper’s illegal immigration status — and when she knew it — appears to be heading for a new climax.

Special Relationship? How quickly they forget….

September 29, 2010

So much for “Hilly-Milly”.

Just last year U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gushed to Vogue magazine about  former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband,  calling the young diplomat a dashing addition to the international scene. AFGHANISTAN/

From Will.i.am to B.o.B. – Obama looks to get his groove back

September 23, 2010


President Barack Obama had major cool points with young music fans when he was running for president in 2008 and just after he was inaugurated — whether it was hip-hop star Will.i.am’s  song “Yes We Can,” the viral “Obama Girl” YouTube Video “I’ve Got a Crush on Obama” or lyrics like the rapper Maino’s “When I think that I can’t/I envision Obama” in the song “All the Above.”

A new wind blowing through Senate on climate change?

September 14, 2010

For anyone mulling the chances the U.S. Congress will pass a climate change bill next year, it might be worth having a look at Republican candidates who could end up serving in the Senate starting in 2011.

Obama finds reality of change is no quick fix on economy

September 9, 2010

President Barack Obama has come face-to-face with the reality of change (his campaign slogan) and found it is slow moving when the economy is involved.

Union chief takes on a ‘Mama Grizzly’ — Sarah Palin

August 26, 2010

The head of the largest U.S. labor federation went to Alaska, “The Last Frontier,” to address local members Thursday and take on a self-proclaimed “Mama Grizzly” — Sarah Palin.