Tales from the Trail

For Biden, it’s START “day and night”

November 18, 2010

Instead of counting sheep to fall asleep at night, we imagine Vice President Joe Biden may be counting votes.

How did Murkowski win? Go figure

November 18, 2010

RTR2FWVX_Comp-150x150Lisa Murkowski is the first to win a write-in campaign for the U.S. Senate in more than half a century. But that’s not the important part.

Washington Extra – Stood up

November 17, 2010

Welcome to the new bipartisan Washington, where Obama and the Republicans are not only at odds over tax cuts, they can’t even agree when to have dinner. OBAMA/

Jindal’s not running for president, but…

November 15, 2010

LOUISIANA GOVERNORS ELECTIONFirst, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says he isn’t running for president. Then out comes his prescription for righting the national economy. 

Bachmann steps aside, avoids House Republican-Tea Party tussle

November 11, 2010

There will be no showdown at the GOP corral. (For now anyway).

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party potentate, decided to step out of the ring . And so evaporated the potential for a high-profile internal duel for House Republican Conference chair, the fourth highest position.

Will spelling count in Alaska write-in ballot count?

November 11, 2010

vote3They’re counting write-in ballots in Alaska to decide the winner of the last undecided U.S. Senate race of the 2010 elections.

Did GOP victory boost economic optimism?

November 9, 2010

USA-TAX/It’s not exactly a tsunami of euphoria. But Republican victories in the midterm elections may have helped goose economic optimism, at least among …well… Republicans.

Christine O’Donnell is not going away

November 5, 2010

Christine O’Donnell may have lost her Senate race. But she’s not exiting the spotlight. In fact, she’s sounding a bit like Sarah Palin.RTXU581_Comp-150x150

Washington Extra – Dinner party ideas

November 4, 2010

ron_paulCongress might not get much done in the next two years, but boring it won’t be. Certainly not with Ron Paul as likely head of the monetary policy (aka Fed oversight) subcommittee in the House.

What wilderness? Republicans emerge from elections ready to charge

November 4, 2010

Republicans have emerged from the political wilderness and they’re wasting no time laying down markers.