Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Cake cutting

February 14, 2011

Everyone SAYS they want to cut the budget deficit, but when it comes to actually agreeing on a course of action, it’s not exactly a piece of cake.  GERMANY/

Washington Extra – Early valentine

February 11, 2011

Even on television from thousands of miles away, the Egyptian revolution was breathtaking. A moment to mark in history.

Washington Extra – Wave goodbye

February 10, 2011

Might be time for a remake of an old classic film, with a contemporary twist: Mr. Smith gets out of Washington (or should that be Dodge?)

Washington Extra – Food for thought

February 9, 2011

The U.S. government strongly supports democratic reforms in the Middle East. Just look at its comments on Egypt. But the American public doesn’t appear to be so gung-ho.

Washington Extra – Let’s do lunch

February 8, 2011

Mending fences is clearly the White House play of the week.

USA/First a visit to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, now lunch with Republican leaders from Capitol Hill. What next?

Washington Extra – Fruitcake diplomacy

February 7, 2011

If only he’d sent fruitcake…

USA/President Barack Obama is clearly trying to make nice with the business community and he promised the Chamber of Commerce a new friendly era after two years of coldness.

Washington Extra – Game on

February 4, 2011

Think legacy. That’s what President Barack Obama advised Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Washington Extra – Chaos theory

February 3, 2011

Something to ponder while thinking about the crisis in Egypt: Chaos Theory or Domino Effect?

Washington Extra – Line dance

February 3, 2011

Here’s something that Republicans might want to hear: the White House is promising that its budget will include serious deficit control.

Washington Extra – Waiting for Mubarak

February 1, 2011

Much of the day was spent waiting…

Waiting for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to make his move so that U.S. officials could react and the crisis could lurch into potentially calmer territory. EGYPT/MUBARAK-TRANSFER