Tales from the Trail

Spending cuts an arrow through the heart of cowboy poets

March 8, 2011

Mean. That’s what Democrats say about Republican efforts to cut spending. They even want to rope in the cowboy poet.

Who to blame for a U.S. government shutdown?

February 17, 2011

USA-POLITICS/REPUBLICANSNever mind that it hasn’t happened yet. Lawmakers want to make sure everyone knows who is responsible if  it does.

Washington Extra

August 3, 2010

In the name of equal opportunities, after featuring Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday, today’s newsletter leads on his Democratic counterpart Harry Reid.
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Reid, our Reuters-IPSOS poll reveals, has two big problems as he aims for re-election in recession-hit Nevada in November. The first is the economy, the overriding concern of three out of every four registered voters – a proportion way higher than the national average.