Tales from the Trail

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/

2012 White House race may lose one tradition: candidates from the Senate

February 23, 2011

Barack Obama did it. So did Joe Biden, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and scores of others. They all ran for the White House while sitting members of the U.S. Senate.

Obama ‘grappling’ on gay marriage, Nadler to introduce respect bill

February 23, 2011

President Barack Obama has ordered the U.S. government to stop defending in court the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that bars gay marriage, but his personal views are not so clear.

2012 Republican sweepstakes: Thune out, waiting for Huntsman

February 22, 2011

The Republican field for the 2012 presidential race has not yet crystallized, but it will start taking shape over the next few months with every announcement from a (real or rumored) potential presidential hopeful.

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/

New White House press secretary Carney sounds a few familiar notes

February 16, 2011

President Barack Obama’s new press secretary, Jay Carney, took a few phrases out of his predecessor’s playbook during his first stint at the White House podium.

Washington grow up? Don’t hold your breath

February 15, 2011

President Barack Obama said he wants a mature discussion between politicians of all stripes as the White House and members of Congress try to make tough decisions on spending and taxes necessary to run the government and deal with a ballooning budget deficit.obama1

Why are these politicians smiling?

February 15, 2011

IMMIGRATION-USA/SECURITYSocial Security reform is coming. You can tell by the smiling nice guy personas being adopted around Washington in uncommon bipartisan fashion.

CPAC victory in hand, Ron Paul takes on Tea Party

February 14, 2011

USA-POLITICS/REPUBLICANSLibertarian Ron Paul, a godfather of the Tea Party movement, isn’t altogether happy with his political progeny these days.

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.