Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess

By Bill Schneider
November 18, 2015

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump takes interviews in the spin room after the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck - RTS6EQX

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump n the spin room after the Republican presidential candidate debate held by Fox Business Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Kasich pivots off Paris

By Erin McPike
November 18, 2015
Ohio Governor John Kasich, trying to break out of a lower tier of candidates in the Republican presidential primary race, is using the Paris attacks as a pivot point to sketch out his approach to rebuilding American military power.   “Let’s get through this period of time. Let’s hear the different suggestions and ideas that people have, and then over time, I think it will be appropriate to talk about what experience means when we’re talking about the commander in chief of the United States of America,” he said Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

It’s Cruz vs Rubio on the campaign trail

November 17, 2015

Republican White House hopefuls Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz expanded their feud this week, taking swipes at each other over national security and intelligence gathering in light of the attacks in Paris last Friday.

Cruz ups the ante with ads in Iowa

By Erin McPike
November 17, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz upped his bid to win the Iowa caucuses with Monday’s release of three statewide ads there that capitalize on his widely acclaimed performance in a late October debate on CNBC.

Clinton campaign selling complicated Wall Street reform proposal

November 17, 2015
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young - RTS73OS

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

What O’Malley said to pique Twitter’s interest

By Reuters Staff
November 15, 2015

By Megan Casella

Donald Trump may not have been on the stage at Saturday night’s Democratic debate in Iowa, but that didn’t stop presidential candidates from going after him.

Clinton under fire for 9/11 comment

November 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton speaks to her supporters after the 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

My close encounter with Donald Trump

November 13, 2015

Ever walked around with the dread of an unstoppable dressing-down by a blustery billionaire hanging over your head? That was my Monday.

Rubio talks veeps and swing states

November 12, 2015

HILTON HEAD, S.C.–The likes of John Kasich should take note: Marco Rubio believes that just because you’re from an important swing state doesn’t necessarily mean you are vice presidential running mate material.

from The Great Debate:

The real secret to Bernie Sanders’ success

By Alexander Heffner
November 12, 2015

Democrati presidential candidates U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton debate duringthe first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS4CQD

Senator Bernie Sanders (L) , REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson; Henry A. Wallace, REUTERS/Library of Congress/Harris & Ewing Collection