Tales from the Trail

Huntsman in the ‘middle’ in 2012 Republican field

August 22, 2011

Jon Huntsman is counting on right-of-center politics to give him an advantage  in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination,   despite polls showing him trailing far behind  the favorites in a crowded field.

Obama hosts Iftar dinner marking Ramadan

August 11, 2011

Three dozen foreign diplomats,  two Muslim American members of Congress  and some 9/11 families were among the guests invited to join President Barack Obama for what has become a White House tradition — an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan.

Reuters/Ipsos poll: Majority says U.S. on wrong track

August 11, 2011

A large majority of Americans say the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half believe the worst is yet to come, according to a  Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

Palin sees U.S. economy as “sinking ship”

June 6, 2011

Fresh off her “One Nation” bus tour that may or may not have been a precursor to a 2012 presidential campaign, Sarah  Palin on Sunday likened the sputtering U.S. economy to a sinking ship.

Obama fundraising watch: debt, progressives, and women on the Court

May 17, 2011

President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House for another round of fundraising on Monday, attending events in Washington where tickets went for $44 to $35,800.

Hint of politics creeps in to rare Obama church appearance

April 24, 2011

Barack Obama is not shy about discussing his Christian faith, but the U.S. president and his family do not attend church regularly in Washington.

Obama Bracketology — he picks Kansas, again!

March 16, 2011

They failed him once, but President Barack Obama is sure Kansas won’t fail him twice in a row in the NCAA Basketball  Championship.

Supreme Court votes 6-3 on attending Obama’s speech

January 25, 2011

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Six U.S. Supreme Court justices plan to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, the same number as last year when Obama criticized the court’s corporate political spending ruling.

Partisan politics at the state dinner party

By Reuters Staff
January 20, 2011

streisandReuters’ Wendell Marsh was there as the guests arrived for President Obama’s state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao.