Tales from the Trail

Bernie Sanders: ‘Larry David does a better job than I do’

October 19, 2015

Comedian Larry David’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has drawn raves and gone viral, but its biggest fan may be Bernie Sanders himself.

To run or not to run, maybe? #bidenwatch now Twitter’s favorite game

October 19, 2015

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Little seemed to have changed over the weekend before Monday brought with it a batch of reports declaring Joe Biden would almost definitely make an announcement about the 2016 presidential race. The good people of the internet were, of course, happy to spend the day fanning the flames of cable news speculation with various guesses and observations about the possible Biden bid.

Jindal takes a swing at Clinton on gun control and…misses?

October 16, 2015

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was outraged by Hillary Clinton’s latest gun proposal and he wants his supporters to be angry, too. 

Clinton hammers on gun control in Sanders’ back yard

October 16, 2015

Democrat Hillary Clinton on Friday hammered at the need for gun control at a campaign stop in Keene, New Hampshire, not far from the home state of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, her main rival for the party nomination to the November 2016 presidential election.

A ‘pretty confident’ Jeb on Trump and political correctness

October 16, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush downplayed suggestions his campaign was stalling on Friday after a  lackluster fundraising quarter and headlines still dominated by flamboyant rival Donald Trump.

Trump, Carson, threaten debate boycott

October 16, 2015

Republican pack leaders Donald Trump and Ben Carson have threatened to boycott the next Republican pre-primary debate, citing CNBC’s “ridiculous” terms, and demanding a format change.

Want to ‘Make America Great’? Here’s what it costs.

By Reuters Staff
October 16, 2015

By Megan Casella At stop after stop on the campaign trail, voters have grown used to seeing real-estate mogul Donald Trump appear wearing the same signature item: his baseball cap. “Make America Great Again,” it reads, a slogan and a clothing item Trump wants voters to remember. And he’s been spending heavily to make sure they do.

Burn notice: The candidates blowing through their money

October 16, 2015

Third quarter FEC filings are in, and in a crowded field of big spending White House hopefuls, two campaigns burned through markedly more cash than any of their other competitors.

Biden “proud” of Dems’ showing in first debate

October 14, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden was noticeably absent from last night’s first Democratic debate stage, but his once looming presence may have been shadowed after a strong debate showing by would-be rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

For Dems, a triumph of etiquette

October 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up to supporters at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson