Tales from the Trail

Republican candidates offer similar plans to end poverty

January 9, 2016
(L-R) U.S. Senator Tim Scott and Speaker Paul Ryan, welcome U.S. Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Governor Chris Christie in a forum at the 2016 Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in Columbia, South Carolina, January 9, 2016. The forum featured six presidential candidates and focused on their ideas for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity in America.  REUTERS/Randall Hill - RTX21N8Z

(L-R) Senator Tim Scott and House Speaker Paul Ryan, welcome U.S. Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Governor Chris Christie in a forum at the 2016 Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in Columbia, South Carolina, January 9, 2016. The forum featured six presidential candidates and focused on their ideas for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity in America. REUTERS/Randall Hill – RTX21N8Z

Voters have a way of “spanking” candidates: Cruz

January 9, 2016

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Friday suggested voters deliver Democrat Hillary Clinton a “spanking” much the same way he said he spanks his five-year-old daughter for fibbing.

Country musician Loretta Lynn to Trump: Call me

January 9, 2016

The highest-profile celebrity to weigh in on Donald Trump this week may not be the actor Samuel L. Jackson after all.

Clinton vs. Trump: It’s a tie

January 8, 2016

 

Tied in a statistical dead heat: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. REUTERS combo

Bush says Clinton would beat Trump like a drum

January 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH, New Hampshire – Jeb Bush is now taking every opportunity to he can to attack Donald Trump as a looming disaster for the Republican Party, and he seems to be immensely enjoying himself.

Rocking Rubio ditches those boots. For now?

January 7, 2016

Marco Rubio was not impressed. The day after the Florida senator titillated the Twittersphere with his shiny stacked-heel boots, he was dismissive when a supporter at a town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire mentioned the uproar.

‘Paris is in Germany’ trends on Twitter after Trump tweet

January 7, 2016

By Melissa Fares

Wondering why the phrase ‘Paris is in Germany’ was trending on Twitter all day Thursday? That was the Internet’s reaction to a tweet from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Dueling Trump and Cruz immigration ads… in New Hampshire

January 5, 2016

In contrast to Donald Trump, who has stoked fear in his efforts to make immigration reform the centerpiece of his campaign for the presidency, his Republican rival Ted Cruz uses humor.

Send in the spouse

January 4, 2016

He’s back. Former president and campaigner extraordinaire Bill Clinton hit the New Hampshire campaign trail in his first formal role of the 2016 campaign today–this time to lobby on behalf of his wife, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “She understands what it takes to keep America as safe as possible,” he told his audience.

Hillary sets a new ‘most admired’ record

December 28, 2015

 

Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate in Manchester, New Hampshire December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder