Tales from the Trail

Business comments taken out of context, Obama says in new ad

By Eric Johnson
July 24, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign released a new television advertisement on Tuesday pushing back against a wave of attacks that followed remarks the Democratic incumbent made that Republicans deemed anti-business.

Romney speaks at the VFW convention

By Reuters Staff
July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney will deliver remarks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at 2pm ET today from Reno, Nevada.

Scott Brown’s latest channels poet Langston Hughes

July 23, 2012

Scott Brown, locked in a tight race to hold onto his Senate seat from Massachusetts, has become the second Republican in the current election cycle to channel Langston Hughes, the African American social activist poet with Communist sympathies who is also regarded as a literary hero by many in the gay community.

Ohio secretary of state: Why is the Obama campaign only suing us?

By Eric Johnson
July 20, 2012

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said on Thursday that a federal lawsuit filed against him by President Obama’s campaign and other Democrats is “misguided” and will lead to “confusion and the undermining of confidence in the election system.”

Scott Brown jabs Elizabeth Warren’s Hollywood supporters

July 19, 2012

Republican Scott Brown, in a close race to keep his Senate seat in Massachusetts, is mounting a new fundraising drive using donations to rival Elizabeth Warren by a bevy of Hollywood talent as catnip for potential donors.

A Number Cruncher could add up to become Romney running mate

July 19, 2012

Washington number crunchers are finally getting some respect.

Just take a look at Mitt Romney’s search for a Republican vice presidential running mate.

Maine governor draws ire with new IRS “Gestapo” comments

July 13, 2012

Maine’s Republican governor ignited a fresh firestorm on Thursday when, for the second time in a week, he compared the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, Nazi Germany’s murderous secret police.

Scott Brown trails Elizabeth Warren in Q2 donations

July 12, 2012

The race for the Senate seat from Massachusetts is shaping up as one of the marquee Congressional contests of the year, and likely the most expensive, as both candidates keep up a frenetic fundraising pace.

Romney touts tourism in fire-ravaged Colorado

July 10, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a message for what Americans can do to help a section of Colorado hit hard by recent wildfires – come to the state on vacation to help out the local economy.

Republicans shoot for “Super Saturday”

July 6, 2012

 

Hoping to echo the Democratic Party’s successful use of volunteer armies to engage – and turn out – voters, Republicans are mounting their first “Super Saturday” volunteer day of the 2012 campaign this weekend. On July 7, the party says it will dispatch an army of volunteers to knock on doors and make telephone calls to voters in swing states across the country.