Tales from the Trail

Cheney was upset that Bush didn’t pardon Libby — president’s memoir

November 8, 2010

USA-SECURITY/CHENEYGeorge W. Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points,” is full of newsy tidbits, and there’s a lot of material about his relationship with his vice president, Dick Cheney, whom Bush considered dumping from the 2004 ticket.

Christine O’Donnell is not going away

November 5, 2010

Christine O’Donnell may have lost her Senate race. But she’s not exiting the spotlight. In fact, she’s sounding a bit like Sarah Palin.RTXU581_Comp-150x150

Obama 2.0 still a work in progress

November 4, 2010

USA-ELECTIONS/OBAMAA reboot of President Barack Obama’s White House, dubbed “Obama 2.0″ in a New York Times magazine article, is still showing the hourglass.

What wilderness? Republicans emerge from elections ready to charge

November 4, 2010

Republicans have emerged from the political wilderness and they’re wasting no time laying down markers.

Washington Extra – Chastened, humbled… and shellacked

November 3, 2010

It was a subdued and chastened president who took the podium for his post-election news conference today. His tone flat, his eyes often downcast, his smile largely absent, Obama admitted the election results were “humbling.” At first, he tried to pin the blame on the tepid economic recovery, but as the questions ground on, he took more and more responsibility for the defeat on himself. For setting a bad tone with business, for not making enough progress on the economy, for failing to change the way Washington works.

Contrite Obama shows personal side

November 3, 2010

It wasn’t quite a Bill Clinton-style “I feel your pain” moment, but for President Barack Obama it was about as emotional as he ever gets in public.

Palin for President? Someone’s gotta do it

October 28, 2010

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. And if no one else wants to do it, Sarah Palin says she would step in.

George W. Bush starting to emerge from cone of silence

October 20, 2010

George W. Bush is slowly starting to emerge from a self-imposed cone of silence that he has generally adhered to since leaving Washington for Texas when he turned over the presidency to Barack Obama.

Washington Extra – Busting those Obama myths (or not)

October 18, 2010

Our top story today (at least according to readers of Reuters.com):  President Barack Obama is to appear on “Mythbusters”, a television series that uses science to separate fact from fiction. It is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science, math and engineering, as experts warn that low interest in these subjects could damage America’s global competitiveness.