Tales from the Trail

Snowe says “yes” to Wall St. bill

July 13, 2010

The decision is in….snowe2

Senator Olympia Snowe has ended the suspense, announcing that she will support the financial regulatory reform bill.

Obama transport security pick avoids Iraq contract pothole

March 24, 2010

President Barack Obama’s pick to oversee U.S. transportation security appears to have dodged a major pothole on the road to being confirmed by the Senate after assuaging concerns about a government contract his old firm won to provide interrogators in Iraq.

US senator says no way to $200 million for 9/11 trial security

February 24, 2010

Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins rarely raises her voice to emphasize a point but on Wednesday she spoke forcefully against spending some $200 million on security for the trials of the five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, including the self-professed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

With less than 70 minutes to spare…

February 8, 2009

U.S. Senate Democrats had less than 70 minutes to spare when they finally filed the paperwork on Saturday for the compromise they reached with a handful of Republicans for the $827 billion economic stimulus package, setting up a vote for early next week.

Two more pickups for Democrats in Senate

November 5, 2008

WASHINGTON – Democrats are expected to pick up two more Republican Senate seats: North Carolina and New Hampshire, according to projections by television networks.