Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

Donald Trump is right about defense spending – and that should scare you

March 2, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1ASJ

Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Will voters switch parties on Election Day?

March 2, 2016

  Presidential front-runners Republican Donald Trump (L) and Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) in Miami, Florida at their respective Super Tuesday primaries  on March 1, 2016.    REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)

Presidential front-runners Republican Donald Trump (L) and Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) in Miami, Florida at their respective Super Tuesday primaries on March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)

For Clinton, early voters matter

March 2, 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Javier Galeano

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Javier Galeano

How the GOP establishment can still stop a Trump nomination

March 2, 2016

Donald Trump is having another knockout primary night, hitting a winning streak in the Super Tuesday contests. But for two of his most devoted fans, the victories aren’t big enough.

Trump on protesters: bring them on! then get them out!

March 1, 2016

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Super Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Heroes, villains and political candidates 

March 1, 2016

With great political power comes great political puns. At least on Twitter.

The hashtag #PoliticalSuperHeroes began trending Monday night after comedians Jordan Klepper, Mike Yard and Ronald Funches did battle on late-night Comedy Central  game show @midnight to create the best jokes to bridge the gap between political parody and those with special powers.

‘Boy were we wrong’ – New Hampshire paper apologizes for backing Christie

March 1, 2016

The conservative-leaning Manchester Union Leader newspaper apologized to its readers on Tuesday for endorsing Chris Christie in the run-up to the state’s Republican presidential nominating primary last month, citing the New Jersey governor’s quick endorsement of Donald Trump.

How the South won Super Tuesday

February 29, 2016

Reuters photo of the day: Having your cake…

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe eats cake at his almost $1 million 92nd birthday party in a drought-striken region of his country. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

from Reuters Right Now:

Twitter collection: Cruz fires spokesman over misleading ad about Rubio

February 22, 2016

In a campaign shake up late Monday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced that he asked for the resignation of his spokesman, Rick Tyler. The issue at hand was a campaign ad that falsely showed rival Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible. Tyler apologized on Sunday for posting an "inaccurate story," but Cruz wasted no time in firing him the next day. Cruz's main opponent, Donald Trump, also wasted no time in taking to Twitter to draw attention to the issue and bash Cruz over the dishonesty-- and Trump isn't the only voice setting Twitter ablaze over the story. Here's a look:

Play Reuters’ ‘White House Run’ to get a new view of the 2016 vote

February 22, 2016

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Do people vote with their hearts, heads, wallets? Do they vote for the person who best personifies their beliefs, or the person who shares their goals and priorities? When casting their secret ballot for president, are people quietly asking themselves who they’d rather have a beer with?