Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Obama’s BlackBerry 10

July 29, 2010

Tempers ran high in the Senate today as Republicans blocked a $30 billion Democratic plan to help community banks boost lending to small businesses. Democrats are fast running out of time to show they are doing something to cut unemployment ahead of November’s elections, but this is just the latest bill to founder on objections from Republicans and some centrist Democrats, who argue extra spending should be covered by cuts elsewhere in the budget.

Even Obama didn’t make the cut for Chelsea’s wedding

July 29, 2010

Friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton who didn’t get invited to daughter Chelsea’s wedding now have something to take the sting off.

Biden’s F-bomb lesson: microphones are mighty sensitive

April 22, 2010

What were the lessons learned for Vice President Joe Biden on dropping the F-bomb on national television?

Dear Laura, Thanks, from Michelle

By Reuters Staff
June 18, 2008

michelle1.jpgNEW YORK - Michelle Obama wrote a thank-you note to Laura Bush after the first lady spoke up in defense of the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, Obama said on Wednesday.