Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Same page

March 16, 2011

Alarm over Japan’s nuclear crisis prompted a slumping stock market to slump some more in a third day of selling.

Washington Extra – Fear factor

March 15, 2011

This was definitely an Ides of March to beware of.

NUCLEAR-USA/Japan faced a potential nuclear catastrophe after explosions at three reactors at a nuclear power plant sent radiation toward Tokyo. The fear factor sent shivers through world stock markets which tumbled.

Washington Extra – Sticky situations

March 14, 2011

It is a natural instinct to review one’s own situation when a friend or neighbor is hit by a crisis.

Washington Extra – Say it ain’t so

March 10, 2011

The White House says it knows that just telling Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to go, doesn’t make it so.

Washington Extra – Podium pieces

March 9, 2011

We learned a thing or two from briefings around town.

– White House spokesman Jay Carney has a sister, and today is her birthday. He announced it from the podium. “I spoke with her this morning, and we are very close.” LIBYA-USA/

Washington Extra – Women of power

March 8, 2011

Were the cosmic pranksters having a laugh when the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day happened to fall on the same date as Fat Tuesday?

Washington Extra – Will it fly?

March 7, 2011

It wasn’t quite spilling the beans, but White House spokesman Jay Carney did in one sentence clearly list the top three options being considered on Libya: humanitarian aid, enforcing the U.N. arms embargo, and contingency planning for a potential no-fly zone.

Washington Extra – 9 below

March 4, 2011

Don’t underestimate the PoliPsych impact of the unemployment rate falling below 9 percent for the first time in nearly two years.

Washington Extra – Trying it out

March 3, 2011

It’s a bird, it’s a plane… oh wait… sorry, just some trial balloons floating around…

Washington Extra – Oil up

March 2, 2011

How high is it? A 2-1/2 year high.

How high can it go? No one knows.

BUSINESS/SUMMERYEnergy Secretary Steven Chu expressed what is on many minds – that the oil price jump can hurt the economy. “We have a very delicate recovery going on and an increase in prices will make that vulnerable.”