Tales from the Trail

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?

Republican northern light sparks up Southern town

December 4, 2009

Sarah Palin remains the hottest Republican ticket if the crowds and enthusiasm at her book signings are anything to go by.

Sarah Palin to visit Washington next month

November 6, 2009

Look out Washington, Sarah Palin is coming.

Palin will be the Republican speaker at the annual winter dinner of the Gridiron Club of journalists in Washington on Dec. 5.

Virginia shakes off Obama blue, returns to red roots

November 4, 2009

Pundits always use sports analogies for politics, we’re thinking of trying something different — a hair color analogy.

The First Draft: Palin goes fishing for cameras, Obama talks too

July 7, 2009

After catching the national media off guard with Friday’s pre-holiday weekend bombshell that she was resigning as Alaska governor, Sarah Palin gave the television networks a chance to catch up with a round of stage-managed interviews for the morning news shows.

The First Draft: Haley’s comet

June 25, 2009

USA/South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford hurt many people when he spent the last weekend “crying in Argentina,” as he put it at a press conference yesterday.

from FaithWorld:

Gallup first: more Americans now “pro-life” than “pro-choice”

May 15, 2009

America may have a president and Congress that support abortion rights, but a new Gallup poll suggests that for the first time such a stance is not the majority view.

The First Draft: Now he’s talking!

May 11, 2009

CHENEY/Dan Quayle played golf in Arizona. Al Gore taught journalism in New York. But Dick Cheney is breaking with the tradition that former vice presidents quietly leave Washington and the public eye when they exit the White House. Even Cheney’s ex-boss, George W. Bush, has refrained from criticizing the Obama administration, saying the new team deserves his silence. But Cheney was positively gabby on a Sunday talk show.

Poll shows Americans trust Obama, Democrats

April 14, 2009

WASHINGTON – OBAMA/U.S. President Barack Obama has yet to turn around the troubled U.S. economy, but American voters have confidence in his efforts and see him headed in the right direction.