Tales from the Trail

Who’s afraid of Mitt and T-Paw…

May 20, 2011

It turns out that Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty are the scariest pair of presidential prospects in the GOP field today, judging from a new Democratic ad and remarks by some Democratic Party hierophants.

Washington Extra – The choice

May 19, 2011

President Barack Obama wants the “Arab spring” to bloom.

And that means having choice. The United States supports “the right to choose your own leaders — whether you live in Baghdad or Damascus, Sanaa or Tehran,” he said in a much awaited Middle East speech.

Let’s fight…

May 19, 2011

The overnight news of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s resignation sets up a global battle over who will succeed him in the IMF’s glass-and-steel headquarters in Washington. But, of course, that’s not the only fight in town.

Washington Extra – Au contraire

May 18, 2011

Who knew what when about where?

That is the persistent question about Pakistan after al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was found practically in the backyard of the country’s military and its capital.

And the GOP favorite is…

May 18, 2011

Top establishment Republicans are getting more desperate about the GOP’s current presidential line-up all the time.  Care to guess why?

Fiscal conservative Gingrich had at least $250,000 debt with Tiffany’s

May 17, 2011

Politicians are in heated debate about the $14.3 trillion national debt ceiling. But their personal debt can also be eye-popping.

Down to the wire…

May 17, 2011

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan expects his fellow Republicans to wait until the “last minute” to strike a deal that averts national default by raising the $14.3 trillion limit on the U.S. debt.

Obama fundraising watch: debt, progressives, and women on the Court

May 17, 2011

President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House for another round of fundraising on Monday, attending events in Washington where tickets went for $44 to $35,800.

No Trump in GOP deck

May 16, 2011

Was it something they said? Or purely a financial calculation for New York’s celebrity real estate magnate?

Will Obama be a $1 billion man? Democrats say not so fast

May 16, 2011

A persistent theme of President Barack Obama’s nascent re-election bid has been an expectation that the Democratic incumbent – who amassed a $750 million war chest when he won the White House in 2008 — will break his record this time and become the first candidate to raise $1 billion in campaign funds for 2012.