Tales from the Trail

The mystery beneficiary of Trump’s veteran fundraising

January 28, 2016
People watch as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on a big screen at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX22XWA

People watch as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on a big screen at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts – RTX22XWA

Cruz to Trump: Let’s settle this one-on-one

January 28, 2016

Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz speak simultaneously at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

from The Great Debate:

If Marco Rubio is the best debater, why does he look so nervous?

January 28, 2016

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Donald Trump jousts with all the other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, but his critiques of Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have taken an odd tack. The New York developer repeatedly talks about the way Rubio perspires during debates, even to the point of sending him a “care package” of 24 bottles of water.

Huckabee’s Adele parody tries to call Iowa voters a thousand times

January 27, 2016

Hello, Dems, from the other side… of the aisle.

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee released a new parody campaign video Wednesday morning, riffing on the popular Adele ballad, “Hello.” The video, set to a similar tune as Adele’s hit single, is targeted at Iowa voters and weaves in local and state references into its lyrics, including Le Mars ice cream, Pizza Ranch and Amish chairs. It also incorporates plenty of jabs at Huckabee’s competition, both liberal and conservative.

In Iowa, Cruz grabs the torch from Perry

January 27, 2016

ALBIA, Iowa—If Rick Perry was feeling rueful, he didn’t betray it.

Four years ago, around this time, it was Perry who was barnstorming these same small towns in southern Iowa, trying to elbow his way up a top-tier finish in the Iowa caucuses. He ended up finishing fifth—and was out of the race soon thereafter.

O Canada, oh boy: Trump hammers down on Cruz birthplace jabs

January 26, 2016

Ted Cruz is still in Donald Trump’s crosshairs, though the jokes might be getting a little stale.

Palin on her son’s arrest

January 20, 2016

 

Donald Trump kisses Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the cheek after she endorsed him at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 19, 2016. REUTERS/MARK KAUZLARICH

Trump supporters come clean

January 20, 2016

Barbara Tomasino shows her support for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before a campaign rally at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

The gloves are staying off in the Democratic primary

January 20, 2016

The camps of Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders swapped swipes again, ramping up criticisms of their opponents as the February 1st Iowa caucus inches closer and polls continue to show a competitive race.

Trump picks wrong place for Bible gaffe

January 18, 2016
People watch as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on a big screen at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX22XWA

People watch as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts