Tales from the Trail

House Democrat wants GOP apology for threats and violence

March 25, 2010


House Democrat Barney Frank says Republican leaders should apologize for threats and vandalism against Democrats who’ve had the temerity to back President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda.

New president cheered, old one jeered

January 20, 2009

WASHINGTON – They came to cheer a new president. Some came to jeer the old one as well.

Activists “shoe” Bush out the White House door

January 19, 2009

Critics of outgoing President George W. Bush turned a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House into a  rowdy street theater on the eve of his handover of power to Barack Obama.

Biden smells “victory” in the air for Obama

November 2, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Just two days before the U.S. presidential election, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden smells victory for Barack Obama.

102 arrested in Minneapolis after rock show

September 4, 2008

A standoff between rock fans and police led to 102 arrests Wednesday night when fired-up concertgoers took to the streets after a Rage Against the Machine show.

Pepper spray again perfumes St. Paul streets

September 3, 2008

The invigorating scent of pepper spray perfumed downtown St. Paul again on Tuesday.

Police, protesters clash near convention

September 2, 2008

ST. PAUL – Police in riot gear used pepper spray and smoke bombs against a few hundred violent protesters on Monday, and at least a dozen were arrested outside the arena where the Republican party opened its presidential convention.

Saving the world, one papier-mâché head at a time

August 26, 2008


DENVER – “Saving the world is my hobby, I guess you could say, because I don’t play golf,” said Rick Fitzgerald, wearing a striped prison costume and holding a papier-mâché Dick Cheney head.

McCain heckled by Iraq war protesters

May 27, 2008

DENVER – Republican John McCain tried Tuesday to convince voters a McCain presidency would not amount to four more rtx67yl.jpgyears of President George W. Bush, but he ran smack into hecklers bent on tying him to Bush’s unpopular war in Iraq.

Protest at McCain’s Senate office leads to arrest of dozens

April 29, 2008

WASHINGTON – U.S. Capitol Police arrested dozens of protesters, many in wheelchairs, at the Senate office of  presidential candidate John McCain on Tuesday while to Arizona Republican was in Florida campaigning about health care as well as raising money.rtr1zyqk.jpg