Tales from the Trail

New Hampshire Republicans call for change to debate rules

June 10, 2015

A group of New Hampshire Republicans want Fox News and national party leaders to change the first televised presidential debate in August, saying limiting it to 10 candidates “would undermine the very nature” of the primary process.

Jeb Bush: Putin is a ‘bully’

June 10, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to reporter question during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the end of a meeting in Milan, northern Italy, June 10, 2015. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Jeb Bush explains staff shake-up

June 10, 2015

Former Florida Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush addresses the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party economic council in Berlin, Germany June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Jeb Bush launches European tour in Germany

June 9, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talks to former Florida Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush after he addressed the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party economic council in Berlin, Germany June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

FEC members attempt to curb donations

By Alana Wise
June 9, 2015

Two Democratic members of the Federal Election Commission have filed a petition urging their own agency to curb anonymous donations and unrestricted campaign spending for the 2016 presidential election.

Clinton downplays personal ties to overdose deaths

June 8, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks after receiving the Barbara Jordan Public-Private Leadership Award during an appearance at Texas Southern University in Houston June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Donna Carson

With eye on election, Republicans assail Putin

June 8, 2015

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Scott Walker is leader of election pack in Iowa

June 8, 2015

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is expected to make a bid to become a U.S. Republican presidential candidate, shows off his motorcycle driver’s license before a “Roast & Ride” fund-raising event sponsored by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) in Des Moines, Iowa June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

New Hampshire’s love affair with the candidates

June 8, 2015

Text by Steve Holland. Photos by Brian Snyder

Can Hillary Clinton recreate the family magic in New Hampshire? And can Jeb Bush escape the troubled political legacy he has inherited in the state his father and brother both won?

Twitter draws fire for ‘Politwoops’ shutdown

June 5, 2015

If you’ve been planning to catch up on what politicians delete from their tweets, you’ve missed the boat. Twitter has taken down Politwoops, the three-year-old site dedicated to collecting deleted tweets by holders of public office, because, says Twitter, preserving killed tweets violates Twitter users’ “expectation of privacy.”