Tales from the Trail

Herman Cain’s bizarre bunny-shooting video

March 26, 2012

Former pizza magnate Herman Cain has been out of the presidential race for months, but don’t tell him that. Cain, who held the lead among Republican candidates before a series of sexual harassment allegations surfaced – admittedly, well before a single vote was cast – continues to seek relevance by pumping out campaign-like material on his web site and various social media outlets.

Republican Issa backs off Obama corrupt comment

November 8, 2010

What a difference an election makes to one’s perspective.

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa now says it was in the “heat of the campaign” that he shot off the comment about President Barack Obama heard around the blogosphere.

Washington Extra – Painful choices

September 21, 2010

When it comes to framing economic policy, it looks increasingly as though Republicans are winning the debate. Not only have they made “stimulus” almost a dirty word but there seems to be a growing feeling that deficit-financed spending is not a great way to pull the economy out of a recession.jobless Forget the conclusions of the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office about how the bailouts and stimulus of 2008 and 2009 saved millions of jobs. Forget the global consensus around the need for coordinated stimulus after the financial crisis. The American public is simply not convinced.

from Maggie Fox:

Stimulus package does provide some jobs

December 2, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 25 years into the AIDS pandemic, scientists finally have a vaccine that protects some people -- but instead of celebrating, they are going back to the drawing board.

Bill Clinton to Obama: Don’t be so gloomy on economy

February 20, 2009

Bill Clinton has some advice for President Barack Obama — lighten up a little on the economic comments, dude. DAVOS/

Stimulus cash not so bad after all, some find

February 20, 2009

Last week, Republicans were nearly united in their opposition to the massive $787 billion stimulus bill. But now that it’s been signed into law, many are changing their tune.

The First Draft: Ghost Town

February 17, 2009

On the day that the government gives itself $787 billion to hand out, turns out there’s nobody in Washington to print it up and hand it out.

Obama family heads for first trip to presidential retreat

February 7, 2009

In another first for the new First Family, President Barack Obama and his brood left the White House on Saturday for a helicopter trip to Camp David, the presidential retreat outside Washington.

Obama mobilizes grassroots supporters

January 30, 2009

President Barack Obama is mobilizing his grassroots supporters to help build support for his $825 billion economic stimulus package.

House Republicans see Obama as sincere, just misguided

January 30, 2009

OBAMA/WASHINGTON – Republicans in the House of Representatives say they appreciate Democratic President Barack Obama’s efforts to win their support for the economic stimulus bill, which is now approaching $900 billion. But they have made it clear that the partisan divide remains extremely hard to bridge.