Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Two weeks

March 1, 2011

Perhaps the fifth time will be the charm. (Don’t hold your breath).

OBAMA-SPEECH/Looks like legislation to keep the government funded for another two weeks is heading for approval. “I think we’ll have a vote on that in the next 48 hours,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Washington Extra – Summit day

February 28, 2011

Our Washington bureau interviewed regulators and lawmakers at a Reuters finance summit today.

Washington Extra – Action or inaction

February 25, 2011

Pizza as a predictor?

CONGRESS GUNFIRECongress returns next week and will decide by action or inaction whether the federal government shuts down.

Washington Extra – Table options

February 24, 2011

What to do about Libya? Options. So many options.

President Barack Obama is taking his time to think it all through. The White House today threw down the line: “There are no options we’re taking off the table.” OBAMA/

Washington Extra – Club CEO

February 23, 2011

At one point, business isn’t just about money.

President Barack Obama just assembled corporate heavyweights to advise him on the economy. OBAMA/

Washington Extra – Revolutionary wrath

February 22, 2011

Revolutionaries have a tough time dealing with revolutions.

LIBYA-USA/When Muammar Gaddafi took power in Libya in 1969, he was not yet 30. Today he faces an uprising from youthful protesters who want him gone. His response: You deserve the death penalty. So far it appears about 300 have been killed in the protests.

Washington Extra – Cool science

February 18, 2011

In the cool equation, can science equal sports in school?

President Barack Obama today tried to promote math and science as exciting pursuits for America’s youth.

Washington Extra – Royal news

February 17, 2011

bahraintowerCalling Bahrain.

As is increasingly the case, the United States is finding that talking pro-democracy is one thing. Dealing with the aftermath of uprisings another.

Washington Extra – New guy

February 16, 2011

The crowds, the anticipation, the time checks…

Jay Carney’s first appearance behind the podium in the White House press room as President Barack Obama’s new press secretary had all the markings of a mini-movie premiere… Beltway style. USA/

Washington Extra – Back pat

February 15, 2011

President Barack Obama wasn’t shy about praising his handling of the revolution in Egypt.