Tales from the Trail

MA governor puts Romney in healthcare bear hug

June 28, 2012

Before there was Obamacare with its controversial individual mandate on health insurance, there was Romneycare in Massachusetts…with a similar mandate that all residents of the state obtain health insurance or pay a penalty. And Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was happy to remind Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, of that fact on Thursday.

DNC to GOP on healthcare: Bring it on

June 27, 2012

 

The Democrats have an answer for the Republicans if the Supreme Court throws out President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Thursday: Good luck with that.

High court justice has another bike accident by Cambridge home

June 1, 2011

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer might want to give up riding his bicycle around his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, or at least be more careful.

from Environment Forum:

Cows, climate change and the high court

April 19, 2011

FRANCE/If you took all the cows in the United States and figured out how much greenhouse gas they emit, would you be able to sue all the farmers who own them?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer on Twitter

April 14, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court does not have an official Twitter account, but this just in — Justice Stephen Breyer is on Twitter and Facebook. But he is not revealing details of arguments or rulings.

Oops! Justice Clarence Thomas forgot wife on financial forms

January 24, 2011

It has turned out that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has amended his annual financial disclosure forms dating back more than 20 years to add his wife’s employment.

With prison looming, DeLay looks to Citizens United and the Supremes

January 13, 2011

USA-POLITICS/DELAYTom DeLay stands eyeball-to-eyeball with the prospect of years in prison. But he figures he still has friends in high places. Like the U.S. Supreme Court, maybe.

Washington Extra – Question of Constitution

December 13, 2010

Constitutional or unconstitutional? That is the question the U.S. Supreme Court eventually may get to decide on President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law.

Al Franken’s moment of backsliding…

August 6, 2010

It was one of those moments Al Franken seems to work hard to suppress.

The comedian-turned-politician has kept a mostly straight face through his first year as a senator — listening seriously to hours of committee testimony and posing pointed questions with only the flicker of a smile crossing his face.
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Thursday’s Senate debate over Elena Kagan was evidently too much for the clown in him to bear.

‘Twilight’ falls at Kagan hearing

July 1, 2010

There is no escaping the “Twilight” juggernaut. Not even on Capitol Hill.