Tales from the Trail

Perry as the weakest link?

August 31, 2015

The presidential campaigns and their Super PACs will be releasing their September fundraising reports in a few weeks. One of them is looking to be a doozy.

Immigration wars: Bush fires back at Trump

August 31, 2015

Donald Trump is using some creative editing to take a fresh shot at Jeb Bush for his support for immigration reforms. In this Instagram video the Republican presidential candidate accuses Bush of supporting the type of policies that allowed illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez to roam free. Sanchez, a murder suspect at the center of the immigration debate, has been charged with killing a San Francisco woman in July. He had seven felony convictions and has been deported five times.

A week in politics: It’s (still) all about Trump

August 28, 2015

Summer 2015 is drawing to an end, with Bloomberg noting that Donald Trump appears to be more than a seasonal fling and Politico reports that some GOP leader are plotting creative ways to neutralize the prospect of his becoming a third-party candidate.

Trump Talk: ‘A little hyperbole never hurts’

By Arlene Getz
August 28, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Trump  at a rally in Manchester, NH.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares ‘You’re fired!’ at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015.
REUTERS/DOMINICK REUTER

from The Great Debate:

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to Trump-le!

By Richard Rodriguez
August 28, 2015

The Gallagher family carries cut-outs of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting in line outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Gallagher family carries cut-outs of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Clinton on Biden’s possible White House bid

August 26, 2015

Ankeny, Iowa –At the first of three campaign stops in Iowa today, Hillary Clinton was asked about the possibility that Vice President Joe Biden is weighing his own White House campaign.

Latin America’s Trump? ‘I don’t even have his hairstyle,’ says Maduro

August 25, 2015
A man walks past a mural depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas

Photo caption: A man walks past a mural depicting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The battle of the billionaires

August 25, 2015

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch thinks it’s time for another billionaire to step into the campaign limelight: fellow business magnate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

from The Great Debate:

Trump’s ready to deal, and a lot of uncompromising conservatives agree

By Bill Schneider
August 25, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Strange bedfellows: Donald Trump and the white working class

By Justin Gest
August 24, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room after a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder