Tales from the Trail

It wasn’t the year of Big Money after all

July 22, 2016

 

Donald Trump (R) criticizes rival Jeb Bush in a Republican primary debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

On-scene at the Republican Convention

July 22, 2016

Donald Trump formally accepts his party’s presidential nomination during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The gender war of 2016

July 21, 2016
A voter fills out her ballot to vote in the Super Tuesday election at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia March 1, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

A voter fills out her ballot to vote in the Super Tuesday election at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia March 1, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

Harold Evans: ‘Experience is the new dirty word’

July 18, 2016

The candidates’ goal: the White House. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

“Donald Trump was a joke until he wasn’t,” writes Harold Evans in “The Presidency as Fantasy,”  his commentary on the 2016 presidential campaign. As the Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland, Evans considers a race in which fiction has been treated as fact, insults are compliments and conventional wisdom has been proven wrong again and again.

The conventions’ biggest losers

July 18, 2016

 

Delegates take the state signs as souvenirs at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 30, 2012. It could be different this time around. REUTERS/JOE SKIPPER

Just what is that T doing to that P?

July 15, 2016

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The new Trump-Pence logo has exploded the Internet with sexual references and bathroom humor. Just after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled running mate Mike Pence via his Twitter account, his campaign unveiled a graphic logo with their names and a T intertwined with a P, and much fun was had by all.

Bernie writes a book

July 14, 2016
Burying the hatchet: Sanders and Clinton in New Hampshire. July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

Burying the hatchet: Sanders and Clinton in New Hampshire. July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

Whither Pence? RNC speakers list missing key name

July 14, 2016

By Reuters Staff

pence.jpgThe list of speakers revealed so far for a Republican National Convention that Donald Trump vowed would be like no other has one notable absence among the New York billionaire’s potential vice presidential picks: Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

‘Hamilton’ holds timely lesson, Clinton says

July 13, 2016

Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda smiles at U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after introducing her at the end of a special performance of the broadway musical “Hamilton” in, Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Trump takes on Ginsburg, but not on Twitter

July 12, 2016
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

By Adam DeRose

Donald Trump’s latest dispute is not an epic Twitter battle, for once. The presumptive Republican presidential candidate took to the New York Times instead to criticize Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for commenting to that same newspaper over the weekend about the U.S. election. Trump said Ginsburg should apologize for her “highly inappropriate” remarks.