Tales from the Trail

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

BOSNIA/

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.

Conservative Rubio pulls ahead in Florida Republican primary

February 24, 2010

USA-Politics/Crist

Conservative Republican Marco Rubio is building a lead over moderate Governor Charlie Crist in Florida’s Republican Senate primary, a contest highlighting the perils facing party moderates in this rambunctious election year, a poll shows.

Hillary says Congressional gridlock challenges U.S. world stature

February 24, 2010

USA/The partisan gridlock that has paralyzed Congress during much of the Obama administration may have far-reaching implications for America’s stature in the world, according to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Younger Americans lean toward liberalism but Obama support lags

February 24, 2010

USA/

Today’s young Americans are the most likely of any generation to identify themselves as liberals. But their political enthusiasm for President Barack Obama and the Democrats appears to be waning.

Ron Paul: The Once and Future Conservative Favorite

February 23, 2010

USA-POLITICS/PAULRep. Ron Paul today seems to be little more than a voice crying in the wilderness of Republican politics. But the Texas libertarian and 2008 presidential candidate may have a lease on the future of the Republican Party’s conservative wing, at the age of 74.

A ‘Cougar’ may be stalking Bayh’s empty Senate seat

February 18, 2010

MUSIC-HALLOFFAME/

After rocking the house for decades, could Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp rock the U.S. Senate?

Obama sounds the alarm for clean energy

February 16, 2010

OBAMA/President Barack Obama sounded the alarm on Tuesday as he made his push for more nuclear power in the U.S. energy mix — literally.