from Tales from the Trail:

Governor Christie announces 2016 Republican presidential bid

June 30, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New Jersey

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally announces his campaign at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

from The Great Debate:

And Christie makes 16: Why are so many people running for president?

By David Greenberg
June 30, 2015

New Jersey Governor Christie addresses third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

from Tales from the Trail:

Is a surgeon just what the doctor ordered for the Republican Party?

June 29, 2015

Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

from Tales from the Trail:

Lindsey Graham is really, really happy to be here (in Utah)

June 13, 2015

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Graham preparing for the last of his TV interviews at Mitt Romney's E2 Summit in Deer Valley, Utah. REUTERS/Emily Flitter

from Jack Shafer:

All in all, Eric Holder was just another brick in the wall

By Jack Shafer
September 26, 2014

U.S.  Attorney General Holder stands with President Obama after the president announced Holder's resignation at the White House in Washington

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. first signaled his exit from office so long ago that every reporter and pundit who covers the Department of Justice has stockpiled enough copy assessing his tenure to fill a mattress. Like Derek Jeter, Holder announced his farewell tour this past February, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that he would depart in 2014. The admission prompted journalists to update and fine tune their critiques of the attorney general with emerging details, the way obituary writers tweak their pre-written obituaries of famous, old people to keep them fresh and newsy.

from The Great Debate:

All in all, Eric Holder was just another brick in the wall

By Jason Fields
September 26, 2014

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U.S.  Attorney General Holder stands with President Obama after the president announced Holder's resignation at the White House in Washington

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. first signaled his exit from office so long ago that every reporter and pundit who covers the Department of Justice has stockpiled enough copy assessing his tenure to fill a mattress. Like Derek Jeter, Holder announced his farewell tour this past February, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that he would depart in 2014. The admission prompted journalists to update and fine tune their critiques of the attorney general with emerging details, the way obituary writers tweak their pre-written obituaries of famous, old people to keep them fresh and newsy.

from Unstructured Finance:

NJ Governor Chris Christie spotted outside Goldman Sachs

May 15, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shakes hands with Lloyd Blankfein lookalike outside Goldman Sachs on Wednesday

from The Great Debate:

The GOP’s immigration problem

By Bill Schneider
May 1, 2013

Old vaudeville joke:

Man goes to the doctor.  Says he has a pain in his arm.

“Have you ever had this problem before?” the doctor says.

“Yes,” the man answers.

"Well, you got it again.”

Bada-bing.

Now look at the Republicans' immigration problem. Have they had this problem before? Yes. Well, they've got it again.

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – ‘Wild ride’ ends

May 3, 2012

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (L) and his wife, Callista walk together after he suspended his bid for the GOP presidential nomination in Arlington, Virginia, May 2, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Moonshot no more

April 26, 2012

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich bows his head in prayer before speaking at First Redeemer Church while on a campaign tour in Cumming, Georgia, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Tami Chappell