Tales from the Trail

Don’t tell anyone, but Pelosi upset her criticism of Gibbs leaked

July 15, 2010

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made it clear she’s upset — “ticked off” — that her private criticism of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs leaked out. OBAMA/

Obama seeks help, Clinton (Bill) to the rescue?

July 14, 2010

In the latest twist in the Obama-Clinton family drama, the current president has enlisted the past president to help shore up sagging confidence in his economic leadership and repair his tattered relationship with business.  OBAMA/

Lew’s on deck to take over – but is it the OMB or the MLB?

July 13, 2010

After Spain’s victory in the World Cup, LeBron James’ move to the Miami Heat and his own golf outing on Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama clearly has sports on the brain.

Presidential dreams are a walk in the park

July 8, 2010

What do presidents dream of when living at the White House?

For President Barack Obama it’s the simple things in life that he misses. OBAMA/

Happy 4th at the White House

July 5, 2010

U.S. july41Independence Day was an “all-service” holiday at the White House this year as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed about 1,200 people — men and women from all of the branches of the U.S. military and family members.

White House to Kremlin: how r u? OMG…

June 24, 2010

President Barack Obama suggested to visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that it might be time to toss out the red phone from Cold War days and open new lines of communication between the United States and Russia — Twitter.

General headed to the woodshed, will he get the axe?

June 22, 2010

The sound of palms slapping foreheads could be heard all over Washington, the physical exclamation of ”what were they thinking?”

Is time off allowed during a mammoth oil spill crisis? Depends…

June 21, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward takes time off to watch his yacht race in British waters, President Barack Obama goes golfing over the Father’s Day weekend. OIL-SPILL/

Obama’s oil oratory — Katrina, drill baby drill, boom and shave

May 27, 2010

President Barack Obama, in his first formal press conference  in almost a year (since July), answered questions about his handling of the oil spill.

Republicans still looking for answers about Sestak

May 26, 2010

Republicans want answers — and a little political mileage. The White House wants the whole thing to go away. And until somebody starts talking, neither side is going to get what they want.