Tales from the Trail

McConnell sees 2012 presidential race wide open, no Republican heir apparent

August 2, 2010

Who will lead the Republican Party in the 2012 presidential race?

USA/Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says plenty of Republicans will throw their hat into that ring, especially if Democratic President Barack Obama’s popularity stays on the low side.

Washington Extra

July 23, 2010

The Obama administration admitted today that the economy was facing “strong headwinds” and that government finances were on an unsustainable path. Not a great backdrop as we head into November’s elections, as the White House is only too well aware.

Obama may want to cover his eyes, poll numbers not good

July 21, 2010

A standard public line for presidents is that they don’t make policy based on opinion polls.

Sarah Palin, the Bard of Wasilla

By Reuters Staff
July 19, 2010

USA/PALINWashington’s Emma Ashburn had some thoughts today on Sarah Palin’s latest literary stylings:

Mixing it up: Race, Tea Party, NAACP, Palin

July 14, 2010

The NAACP’s resolution calling on leaders of the Tea Party movement to repudiate “racist elements” within its ranks has set off a political firestorm. The civil rights group illustrated its accusations with photographs taken at rallies that show supporters carrying controversial signs criticizing President Barack Obama.

Is Palin fundraising a path to 2012?

July 13, 2010

sarah_buttonIs 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin  laying the groundwork for a 2012 presidential run?

Palin seeks to harness power of “Mama Grizzlies”

July 8, 2010

Sarah Palin is out with a new video today and she clearly is attempting to position herself as the leader of Republican conservative women.

Man of Steele seems to have avoided kryptonite for now

July 6, 2010

After a weekend of some prominent Republicans calling for his resignation — Liz Cheney among them — and a round of phone calls trying to explain himself, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appears likely to hold onto his job through the election. USA-POLITICS/REPUBLICANS

Is time off allowed during a mammoth oil spill crisis? Depends…

June 21, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward takes time off to watch his yacht race in British waters, President Barack Obama goes golfing over the Father’s Day weekend. OIL-SPILL/

Sarah Palin endorses Carly Fiorina for Senate

May 6, 2010

PalinFormer vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in California on Thursday, a potentially key endorsement in an election that could hinge in part on the candidates’ conservative and outside-the-beltway credentials.