Tales from the Trail

The gloves are staying off in the Democratic primary

January 20, 2016

The camps of Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders swapped swipes again, ramping up criticisms of their opponents as the February 1st Iowa caucus inches closer and polls continue to show a competitive race.

Trump picks wrong place for Bible gaffe

January 18, 2016
People watch as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on a big screen at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX22XWA

People watch as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Facebook’s debate data points

January 18, 2016

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor Martin O’Malley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the start at the NBC News – YouTube Democratic presidential candidates debate in Charleston, South Carolina January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A Republican debate you won’t fuggedabout

January 15, 2016
Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz speak simultaneously at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz speak simultaneously at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Rand Paul flips the bird over debate demotion

January 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul isn’t going quietly into the night.

Politicians tweet while ‘listening’

January 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan looked like he was working hard at keeping a poker face as he sat behind Barack Obama during the president’s final State of the Union address. Behind the scenes, though, Ryan—or at least someone from his team—was firing off critical tweets from Ryan’s official Twitter account just as Obama was calling for more civility in politics.

‘Make America Great Again': The musical

January 13, 2016

It’s nothing new for presidential candidates to get in trouble for using campaign music without getting permission from the musicians. This time, though, there’s a pair of professional crooners who want a candidate to use their music out on the trail. Indeed, they’ve gone so far as to record a song based on Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”, and to give Reuters exclusive access to the finished version. Their goal: for Trump to use the song in his presidential campaign. You can download it , or listen to it here:

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A powerful veep audition for GOP Governor Nikki Haley

January 13, 2016

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club  in Washington September 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

SC lawmaker to Trump: Keep out

January 12, 2016

A Democratic legislator in South Carolina has a message for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump: Stay out of my state.

Candidates’ battle of the taxes

January 11, 2016

Marco Rubio on Monday broadened his beef with fellow lawmaker Ted Cruz to include tax policy, slamming a business tax proposal the Texan senator favors as “intentionally sneaky” and harmful.