Tales from the Trail

from Summit Notebook:

Reuters set to spotlight financial regulation in DC

April 23, 2010

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The fight over new rules that will dramatically change Wall Street and financial markets is approaching the finish line in Washington, with both lawmakers and the financial industry making last-ditch efforts to put their stamp on the reform effort. Reuters will be hearing from the key players in the debate on April 26-29 during the 2010 Reuters Global Financial Regulation Summit.

Oh wow…. “Kumar” heads back to Hollywood – in 3D?

April 3, 2010

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From the White House back to White Castle….

Nine months after leaving Hollywood for the White House, the actor Kal Penn is returning to Tinseltown to reprise his most famous role, as the marijuana-loving “Kumar” in the raucous “Harold and Kumar” feature film comedies, according to media reports. 

No. 43 slips under the radar in DC

February 26, 2010

Ole 43, otherwise known as former President George W. Bush, was in Washington today to address hundreds of people who worked for him over the years.

Wasn’t Groundhog Day last week? Another blizzard slams East Coast

February 10, 2010

WEATHER-USA/It is starting to feel a lot like that (in)famous movie “Groundhog Day” with a powerful blizzard again pelting the East Coast  from Washington, D.C. up to New York with a foot or more of snow and pummeling winds.

Obama Braves “Snowmaggedon” to Rally Democrats

February 6, 2010

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The Obama family hails from Chicago, where heavy snowfalls are not uncommon. But that’s not the case in Washington, D.C., which was largely shut down on Saturday morning  by a blizzard when the president headed to the Capital Hilton Hotel to rev up a gathering of the Democratic National Committee.

Washington blizzard finally gets respect from ‘flinty’ Obama

February 5, 2010

President Barack Obama, who famously chided Washington for not being “flinty” enough in dealing with snow compared with his hometown Chicago, isn’t scoffing any more as a winter storm threatens to dump up to 30 inches on the U.S. capital this weekend.

from Summit Notebook:

Steven Chu: “I’m an energy efficiency nut”

October 20, 2009

He unplugged the extra refrigerator in the basement. He got a tankless water heater and reduced the heat setting. He turned down the air conditioning last summer and used fans to keep cool.

Michelle Obama’s close encounters with Elmo, Big Bird and U.S. diplomats

May 6, 2009

Michelle ObamaU.S. first lady Michelle Obama told an audience at the U.S. mission to the United Nations that she was “thrilled” to be back in New York for the first time since her husband Barack Obama became the 44th U.S. president in January. But she said some things are even more exciting than addressing an audience of 150 U.S. diplomats, military advisers and other government officials.

Is “shirtless cover” okay?

April 22, 2009

obamaparkWashingtonian is making the most of the buzz on its May issue with a shirtless President Obama on the cover.

U.S. Senate goes two ways on estate taxes

April 3, 2009

The U.S. Senate went two different ways on the estate tax, which has been a contentious issue for years — a tax congressional Republicans have villified as the “death tax”.BRITAIN-RICHARDSON/