Tales from the Trail

Hillary Clinton lowers her guard – at least a bit

By Alana Wise
July 1, 2015

When presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton and her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, exchanged emails while Clinton was secretary of state, they seemed more like work friends than clinically professional colleagues.

Governor Christie announces 2016 Republican presidential bid

June 30, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New Jersey

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally announces his campaign at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

from The Great Debate:

And Christie makes 16: Why are so many people running for president?

By David Greenberg
June 30, 2015

New Jersey Governor Christie addresses third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jeb Bush holds private session with Charleston pastors

By Jason Fields
June 30, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Bush, the former governor of Florida, addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Jeb Bush – REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Jeb Bush made a low-key visit to Charleston, S.C., on Monday for a closed-door meeting with local pastors about the killing of nine African-Americans at a historic church there nearly two weeks ago.

For Clinton staffers, press wrangling comes with a side of modeling

June 29, 2015

grillarySome faces familiar to the campaign reporters following Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton have begun cropping up in the campaign’s online shop as press aides moonlight as models.

Here’s one Supreme Court ruling Republicans approved of

June 29, 2015

Republicans have been throwing jabs at the Supreme Court for upholding Obamacare and legalizing gay marriage since Friday.

Is a surgeon just what the doctor ordered for the Republican Party?

June 29, 2015

Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

What does a group of Clinton supporters in deep-red Alaska look like?

June 26, 2015

REUTERS/Emily Flitter

ANCHORAGE – Here is what a early Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer meeting looks like in Alaska:

Supreme Court on the hot seat after this week’s rulings

June 26, 2015

ReutersInfuriated by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that kept President Barack Obama’s healthcare program intact, conservative activists and Republican presidential candidates vowed to make the role of the high court a central issue in the 2016 presidential election.

GOP candidates jab at SCOTUS after gay marriage ruling

June 26, 2015

GayMarriage.jpgRepublican candidates are expressing their anger over today’s decision from the Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. Gay marriage will now be legal in all 50 states.