Tales from the Trail

Obama’s State of the Union in a word cloud

January 25, 2012

Obama uttered the words “tax” or “taxes” 34 times as he called for higher taxes on the rich, echoing a recent partisan theme of Democrats accusing Republicans in Congress of favoring tax breaks that favor the wealthy.

Americans’ expectations low ahead of Obama’s State of the Union

January 24, 2012

U.S. voters are looking to President Barack Obama to talk aboutĀ jobs and the economy in hisĀ State of the Union address tonight, but doubt his ability to follow through on his proposals, two recent polls showed.

Washington Extra – Say cheese

January 26, 2011

Civility isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and last night it meant watching lawmakers smile with their teeth but not their eyes.

Washington Extra – Circle that date

January 11, 2011

Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States accepts your invitation.

The pomp and circumstance that surrounds the president’s annual State of the Union address to Congress has begun with the delivery of the invitation from House Speaker John Boehner to President Barack Obama at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. (It’s still on paper, not an Evite). OBAMA/