Tales from the Trail

Warren fights Obama on Asia trade deal

April 28, 2015

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has positioned herself as the most prominent Democrat criticizing a proposed Asia free trade deal and efforts to give President Obama fast track authority to clinch an agreement.

Jeb Bush appeals to Latino voters

April 28, 2015

Jeb Bush knows the Republican Party has a problem when it comes to appealing to Latino voters. Trying to make a play for Hispanics, Bush visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday and will address the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Houston on Wednesday.

Obama pokes fun at himself and opponents at “nerd prom”

April 27, 2015

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Laughter ensues as President Obama presents countless jokes during his anticipated speech at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes

April 27, 2015

The Clinton Foundation’s acting chief executive admitted that the charity had made mistakes on how it listed government donors on its tax returns and said it was working to make sure it does not happen in the future.

Clinton fund raising stays under scrutiny

April 24, 2015

The Washington Post recounts how Bill and Hillary Clinton have pushed the envelope on charitable activities and their personal ambitions.

Rubio Joins Koch network in push to kill Export-Import Bank

April 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) waits to speak at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Clinton charities misstated millions in foreign donations

April 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.

from The Great Debate:

Why Jeb Bush’s super PAC plan is potentially illegal

By Fred Wertheimer
April 23, 2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to the media after visiting Integra Biosciences during a campaign stop in Hudson, New Hampshire

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to the media during a campaign stop in Hudson, New Hampshire, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

GOP again asks White House to acknowledge Clinton transparency pledge was breached

April 22, 2015

NEW YORK – Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, this week defended Hillary Clinton’s transparency regarding charities she is associated with while she was secretary of state two years ago.

Clinton seen not running very fast

April 22, 2015

Ever since announcing her candidacy for president, Hillary Clinton has been doing more listening than talking, Politico’s Jack Shafer writes.