Tales from the Trail

O’Malley shushed on stage and social

December 20, 2015

Martin O’Malley, who trails far behind both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the polls, complained loudly to ABC moderators about being cut off and his lack of airtime during Saturday night’s debate.

New pro-Trump Super PAC vows to “Restore America’s Greatness”

December 18, 2015

A former top adviser to Donald Trump has launched a pro-Trump Super PAC to attack Republican rivals, specifically competitor Marco Rubio, who has quickly become one of Trump’s most threatening rivals in the 2016 presidential race.

Cruz-Rubio feud shows no sign of abating

December 17, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stepped up his battle with opponent Marco Rubio over immigration, arguing that he has always opposed amnesty for people who come to the United States illegally while Rubio made a “very, very different” choice.

Graham’s out if New Hampshire won’t show him love

December 16, 2015

Lindsey Graham won’t hold on to his presidential ambitions unless New Hampshire voters will come out in force for him.

Bush tries to steal Trump’s Twitter thunder in rowdy debate

December 16, 2015

Jeb Bush made a “comeback” on social media during the fifth Republican presidential debate as he made bold comments against the pack’s front-runner Donald Trump and took a strong stance on national security.

Bush campaign tries to bank on row with Trump

December 16, 2015

When Jeb Bush attacked Donald Trump by calling him the “chaos candidate” during a heated television debate, the former Florida Governor’s campaign was prepared for the follow-through.

GOP presidential hopefuls’ new enemy: the climate deal

December 15, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The global climate accord reached in Paris has given the Republican presidential field something new to rail against.

Donald Trump finds Justice Scalia’s race comments beyond the pale

December 13, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR4A1EE

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are best of frenemies

December 12, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, businessman Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson talk during a commercial break in the midst of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1HTQ

Republican presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson talk during a commercial break in the midst of the second official Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – RTS1HTQ

Lindsey who? The senator gets the joke.

December 11, 2015

Lindsey Graham gets the joke — no one knows who he is.

The Republican senator and presidential candidate from South Carolina can’t seem to break to break above 1 percent in the national polls. And the fact that he’s floundering isn’t lost on his sense of humor.