Tales from the Trail

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

It’s Cruz vs Rubio on the campaign trail

November 17, 2015

Republican White House hopefuls Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz expanded their feud this week, taking swipes at each other over national security and intelligence gathering in light of the attacks in Paris last Friday.

Cruz ups the ante with ads in Iowa

November 17, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz upped his bid to win the Iowa caucuses with Monday’s release of three statewide ads there that capitalize on his widely acclaimed performance in a late October debate on CNBC.

Clinton campaign selling complicated Wall Street reform proposal

November 17, 2015
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young - RTS73OS

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

What O’Malley said to pique Twitter’s interest

November 15, 2015

By Megan Casella

Donald Trump may not have been on the stage at Saturday night’s Democratic debate in Iowa, but that didn’t stop presidential candidates from going after him.

Clinton under fire for 9/11 comment

November 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton speaks to her supporters after the 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young