Tales from the Trail

Romney’s strong debate draws cheers and relief from Republicans in Congress

October 4, 2012

Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance eased concerns by fellow Republicans in Congress that his recent struggles could be a problem for all of them on Election Day.

Washington Extra – T-Paw power

May 23, 2011

Right off the starting line, Republican Tim Pawlenty is fashioning himself as the Chevy of presidential candidates. “We will not be the money champion in the race to start with. My friend, Mitt Romney, will be the front-runner in that regard,” he told NBC’s Today show. His nomination bid, he added, “may not be the BMW or the Mercedes campaign.”

As Tea Party cranks up heat on Congress, poll shows public support waning

March 30, 2011

The Tea Party is coming to Washington to turn up the heat on the Congress — just as a new poll finds that public support for it has waned.

No politics or punditry for George W. Bush

November 5, 2010

When George W. Bush says he’s done with politics — believe it.

bush1Not even the queen of daytime TV could draw the former Republican president into commenting on the current political scene when Bush sat down with her to discuss his new book.

Top Democrat dismisses Beck’s ‘non-political’ rally as blatant politics

August 27, 2010

A Washington rally that will be hosted by Fox TV’s Glenn Beck and feature conservative power broker Sarah Palin drew the wrath on Friday of the chairman of the House Democratic campaign committee.

Peter Peterson says Republicans and business need to step up

July 21, 2010

Peter Peterson knows a little something about Republicans,¬†Wall Street, and American business. He’s a former Commerce Secretary under Republican President Richard Nixon, a former New York Federal Reserve chairman and a former chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers.

Tea Party toughens up Republican Party – Gingrich

May 18, 2010

The Tea Party movement is a good thing for the Republican Party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says. It toughens up the GOP.

Obama: no ‘Armageddon’ as healthcare becomes law

March 25, 2010

USA-HEALTHCARE/OBAMAPresident Barack Obama, campaigning in Iowa on Thursday to sell his landmark healthcare overhaul, couldn’t resist mocking Republicans for warning that the reform would provoke “Armageddon” and other tactics he rejects as alarmist scaremongering.

Texas Tea Partiers organize by zip codes

January 30, 2010

In north Texas, the conservative protest Tea Party movement has organized itself by zip codes and hopes it is a model that will be used elsewhere in America as it sets out to “take the country back” neighborhood by neighborhood.

A Tale of Two Tea Parties

January 29, 2010

Is it the best of times or the worst of times for America’s Tea Party movement?