Tales from the Trail

O’Donnell’s ‘witch’ captures spirit of times

December 13, 2010

RTXU581_Comp-150x150Tea Party darling Christine O’Donnell may have lost the Delaware Senate race. But she heads the list when it comes to expressing the spirit of the times.

Is time off allowed during a mammoth oil spill crisis? Depends…

June 21, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward takes time off to watch hisĀ yacht race in British waters, President Barack Obama goes golfing over the Father’s Day weekend. OIL-SPILL/

Washington spinmeisters start BP’s damage control

June 2, 2010

OIL-RIG/LEAKThe new public relations gurus hired by BP couldn’t have started at a better time. The team, headed by Anne Womack-Kolton — a former spokeswoman for Vice President Dick Cheney and the White House — had just started work when they had to deal with an unfortunate statement by BP chief executive Tony Hayward.