Tales from the Trail

Trump insults. Fiorina ripostes.

September 17, 2015

Donald Trump is known for his ability to cast amusing insults – but in Wednesday’s debate, Carly Fiorina got the last word.

Graham: Let’s talk about ISIS. Please.

September 16, 2015

Lindsey Graham wants to talk about ISIS, and he used every opportunity he could in Wednesday night’s debate for lower-polling candidates– even when he was asked about something else.

What it’s like for the journalists who cover Trump

September 16, 2015

Donald Trump is used to being the focus of 20,000 pairs of eyes, but I’m not. During his rally on Monday night in Dallas, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination pointed to the area where we journalists were gathered on the floor of the American Airlines Center and asked the crowd what they thought of the media. Everybody looked at us. Everybody booed.

from The Great Debate:

Meet the angriest man running for president – no it’s not Trump

By Dan Hill
September 16, 2015



What better time to gauge the emotional profile of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an avowed Socialist, than during his Labor Day speech to the AFL-CIO in New Hampshire? After all, the independent junior senator from Vermont, who’s running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, has a website home page that focuses on economics and the working class. Creating jobs, raising wages, “taking on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class” is what Sanders says his campaign is all about.

How Sanders has used social media to fuel his rise

September 15, 2015

By Alana Wise and Ginger Gibson

When Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential election campaign took over earlier this year the Twitter and Facebook accounts he had used in his Senate election races, there was almost no-one following him.

In Republican debate, Trump faces Tribble master

September 15, 2015

The most-awaited showdown at Wednesday’s Republican debate could be between Donald Trump and the constitutional law professor who has challenged the reality TV star turned front-runner’s knowledge of world affairs, moderator Hugh Hewitt.

Sanders braves the elephant in the auditorium

September 15, 2015

Democrat Bernie Sanders ventured into the lion’s den—a.k.a. Liberty University in Virginia—on Monday and appealed to evangelical Christians’ better angels, looking for common ground by linking Biblical precepts to care for the poor with criticism of cut-throat capitalism.

What Republicans like about Trump

September 15, 2015

Ask any Trump supporter why the blond-bouffanted businessman is the best and you’ll get pretty much the same answer: He’s speaking his mind, saying what other candidates are afraid to say.

Pro-Fiorina ad: Yes, please, do look at this face!

September 14, 2015

Donald Trump is still living down his derisive comments about the looks of rival Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. And her Super PAC saw an opportunity.

Loves labor most: Clinton picks up endorsement, Sanders grabs volunteers

September 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts