Tales from the Trail

A town hall with Chris Christie, and not a question on Bridgegate

May 14, 2015

Possible Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters after speaking at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, in Manchester, New Hampshire, May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Jeb Bush comes full-circle on Iraq invasion

May 14, 2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at a town hall meeting in Tempe, Arizona May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Deanna Dent

Ted Cruz is wowing some of Wall Street’s money-men

May 14, 2015

 

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) shakes hands with a supporter following his speach during the Freedom Summit in Greenville, South Carolina May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Jeb Bush backs off support of Iraq invasion

May 13, 2015
Former Florida Governor and probable 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush addresses the audience during the event "Economic opportunity: The right to excel" in San Juan

Former Florida Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

More details on the Clinton Foundation’s sometimes confusing finances

May 11, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs a button after taking part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration, as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs a button after taking part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration, as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Mixing sex and politics at the brothel

May 7, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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