Tales from the Trail

Obama more bartender than mediator at beer summit

July 30, 2009

The White House was working hard to lower expectations about Thursday’s beer summit, characterizing the president’s role as more bartender-in-chief than mediator.

Obama to engage in beer diplomacy

July 28, 2009

Over the decades, we’ve had ping-pong diplomacy, shuttle diplomacy and cowboy diplomacy. And now we’ve got beer diplomacy.

Drink orders in for Obama meet with policeman, professor

July 27, 2009

President Barack Obama’s peacemaking efforts with a Harvard professor and a Massachusetts police sergeant are still up in the air, but the drink orders are in.