Tales from the Trail

Republican wants more Massa exposure but Democrat says it’s over

March 10, 2010

House Republican Eric Cantor thinks Congress should get to the bottom of Eric Massa’s bizarre tale of congressional nudity, satanic White House advisers, the groping of men (or not) and a congressional healthcare putsch by Democrats. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the case is over. 

Honored, humbled and a bit embarrassed, first lady consigns her gown to history

March 9, 2010


Michelle Obama acknowledged having mixed feelings Tuesday as she consigned her 2009 Inaugural Ball gown to posterity and a glass case at the Smithsonian.

Democrat gets naked with Rahm Emanuel, labels him “son of devil’s spawn”

March 8, 2010


Eric Massa knows all about awkward. The House Democrat, who leaves Congress today over a sexual harassment complaint by a male staffer, says he’s been up-close, personal and naked with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel — all at the same time.

Karl Rove says families should be off limits in politics

March 8, 2010


Karl Rove thinks the families of public figures should be off limits from the nasty, maligning, ad hominem attacks of election politics.

Obama bests Republicans on healthcare reform in public confidence poll

March 5, 2010


Barack Obama appears to be winning the popularity contest over healthcare reform that’s been playing out in public since his White House summit on Feb. 25.

Palin shops reality show as RNC fear campaign stalks Obama

March 4, 2010


Sarah Palin may be about to add another high-profile credential to her resume by taking TV viewers moose hunting in Alaska.

Coffee Party USA takes on the Tea Party

March 3, 2010

America’s conservative Tea Party movement may be on the boil, but the left is brewing up its own version in The Coffee Party USA.

Romney says Obama doesn’t deserve a passing grade

March 2, 2010

Mitt Romney gives Barack Obama an ‘F’ for his performance as president. But that’s not because the former Republican presidential candidate still wants the job — at least, he’s not ready to say yet whether he wants it or not. USA-POLITICS/

McCain says he was misled, but not everyone agrees

March 1, 2010


John McCain says he was misled by former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson into supporting the Wall Street bailout.

Republicans declare Healthcare Summit victory

February 26, 2010

USA-HEALTHCARE/A day after President Barack Obama’s nationally televised healthcare summit, Republicans are out declaring victory.