Tales from the Trail

Women US senators ready to break another glass ceiling

December 18, 2008

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WASHINGTON – Women are set to make history next month in the 220-year-old U.S. Senate.

Bush stirs political pot for possible Jeb Senate run

December 17, 2008

WASHINGTON – The Bush dynasty in Washington may not be over just yet.

BUSH NAVYEven as President George W. Bush is packing his bags to head to Texas after eight years in the White House, he is stirring up a little political curiosity about his “little” brother Jeb possibly running for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida.

Sen. Martinez won’t seek re-election in battleground of Florida

By Reuters Staff
December 2, 2008

Posted by Michael Peltier and Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON — Republican Mel Martinez of Florida — a Cuban immigrant who says he lived “The American Dream” — is calling it quits as a member of the U.S. Senate.

Palin open to idea of Senate run

November 12, 2008

WASHINGTON – In yet another television interview, former Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin revealed on Wednesday that while she was focused on her job as Alaska’s governor she was open to the idea of a Senate bid.

Can Ted Stevens thrust Palin back into the national spotlight?

November 7, 2008

ANCHORAGE – Gov. Sarah Palin has gone home to Alaska, but her return to the national political stage may come sooner than the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign.

US presidential result to touch off Senate scramble

October 28, 2008

WASHINGTON – When the voting ends in Tuesday’s presidential election, the campaigning will just begin for one and possibly two Senate seats.

“He doesn’t understand” and “Bush” references pepper debate

September 27, 2008

rtx8ysz.jpgWASHINGTON – There wasn’t a “You’re no Jack Kennedy” moment at the first presidential debate of 2008. But there were several lines both White House hopefuls kept using throughout the evening as a way of getting in subtle and not-so-subtle digs at each other.
 
By our count, Democratic contender Barack Obama mentioned the unpopular President George W. Bush 10 times over the course of the 97-minute debate, trying to suggest Republican rival John McCain would represent the same as the last eight years.
 
“John mentioned me being wildly liberal. Mostly that’s just me opposing George Bush’s wrong headed policies since I’ve been in Congress,” the Illinois senator said.
 
McCain had his own way of using words to undercut his rival, focusing on Obama’s four years in the U.S. Senate versus his 22 years in the legislative body.