Tales from the Trail

An avalanche of ‘kvelling’ in latest Clinton email dump

December 1, 2015

The latest release of some 7,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server overflows with gushing congratulations and praise as the former secretary of state came to the end of her time in the Obama administration.

Trump accuses Clinton of lacking stamina

November 29, 2015
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has already accused rival Jeb Bush of being low energy. Now he’s accused Democratic contender Hillary Clinton of lacking strength.   Sure, he has already called her the worst secretary of state in the history of the country, but that’s just politics. Now it’s personality.

Donald Trump gives the thumbs up while walking on stage at a rally in Sarasota, Florida November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Candidates leap onto Black Friday bandwagon

November 27, 2015

U.S. retailers may be disappointed in weaker Black Friday sales the day after Thanksgiving, but U.S. presidential candidates are still hoping to drum up some business — and supporters — over the holiday weekend.

Carson drops among Republicans in new poll

November 26, 2015

Presidential candidate Ben Carson is fading among Republican voters in the race to secure the party’s nomination that begins in February, according to the most recent Reuters/Ipsos polling data.

Rubio’s first TV ad: ‘What happened in Paris could happen here’

November 23, 2015

A screenshot from Marco Rubio’s ad. REUTERS/Screengrab

Republican Marco Rubio released his first television ad over the weekend, striking a noticeably gloomy tone that quickly drew attention on social media.

Republicans turn up the heat on Trump

November 23, 2015

Supporters of Ohio Governor John Kasich kept up attacks on Donald Trump on Monday, telling reporters the real estate mogul makes shocking comments for “entertainment value” that could hurt the Republican Party.

In Iowa, candidates get personal

November 21, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum pray at the forum in Des Moines, Iowa November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Carson likens refugees to ‘rabid dogs’

November 19, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pauses as he speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California  November 17, 2015.   REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTS7NA6

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pauses as he speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

from The Great Debate:

Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess

November 18, 2015

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump takes interviews in the spin room after the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck - RTS6EQX

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump n the spin room after the Republican presidential candidate debate held by Fox Business Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Kasich pivots off Paris

November 18, 2015
Ohio Governor John Kasich, trying to break out of a lower tier of candidates in the Republican presidential primary race, is using the Paris attacks as a pivot point to sketch out his approach to rebuilding American military power.   “Let’s get through this period of time. Let’s hear the different suggestions and ideas that people have, and then over time, I think it will be appropriate to talk about what experience means when we’re talking about the commander in chief of the United States of America,” he said Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking