Tales from the Trail

Clinton jokes about Yemen stumble

January 12, 2011

Call it the Trip.

USA-YEMEN/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wrapping up a high-stakes trip to Yemen to discuss counter-terrorism cooperation on Wednesday, stumbled briefly upon re-entering her airplane. Clinton was unhurt and newswise it was a non-event — except that it was captured by television cameras.

United States 0-2 in world sports arena

December 2, 2010

The United States has now lost out on two huge world sporting events in the past two years. And in each instance to first-time winners.

State Department revs up NASCAR Diplomacy

November 12, 2010

MOTOR-RACING/

Foggy Bottom, rev your engines.

The U.S. State Department, for the first time ever, is turning to NASCAR to help get America’s message across.