Tales from the Trail

Bill Clinton on his foundation: ‘People refile taxes all the time’

May 6, 2015
A Clinton Foundation brooch is seen for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock

A Clinton Foundation brooch is seen for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

South Carolina’s governor not playing favorites among ‘friends’ running for president

May 6, 2015
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama upon Obama's arrival in Columbia, South Carolina March 6, 2015. Also pictured are Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (L) and a Secret Service agent (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama upon Obama’s arrival in Columbia, South Carolina March 6, 2015. Also pictured are Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (L) and a Secret Service agent (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Finally, a super PAC with a name that means something

May 5, 2015
A delegate holds a stuffed toy donkey, the mascot symbolizing the Democratic Party while watching the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Americans are getting used to hearing about political spending groups with names so vague they’re practically meaningless, but that may be changing. There are a handful of political action committees that make their affiliations and goals more clear.

Where shareholders disagree with Buffett: Politics

May 4, 2015
Berkshire Hathaway shareholders walk around the exhibits with a photo of Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett in the center at the Berkshire annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders walk around the exhibits with a photo of Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett in the center at the Berkshire annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Fiorina learns cruel lesson of tech world

May 4, 2015

From Reuters’ Alistair Bell — Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina suffered an embarrassment on the first day of her campaign when a critic registered a website – www.carlyfiorina.org – to highlight job losses at Hewlett-Packard, where she served as CEO a decade ago.

Americans don’t like big government – but like many programs: poll

April 30, 2015

Conservative presidential candidates hitting the 2016 campaign trail are firing up crowds with calls to shrink the U.S. government, but a new poll shows that Republican voters who rally to that cry still want to maintain many federal programs.

Sanders says he is “in this race to win”

April 30, 2015

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders outlines his campaign agenda.

Clinton urges reforms after Baltimore unrest

April 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 race for the White House, called for the widespread use of police body cameras and an end to excessive prison sentences in the aftermath of the Baltimore riots.

Bernie Sanders set for long-shot presidential run after music dabble

April 29, 2015

Phish may be the best known musical act to come out of Vermont but don’t overlook Bernie Sanders.

Warren fights Obama on Asia trade deal

April 28, 2015

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has positioned herself as the most prominent Democrat criticizing a proposed Asia free trade deal and efforts to give President Obama fast track authority to clinch an agreement.