Tales from the Trail

Clinton’s debate closing shows what weighs on her mind

February 5, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak simultaneously as they discuss issues during the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak simultaneously as they discuss issues during the Democratic presidential candidates debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Sanders wins on social media — again

February 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the New Hampshire debate. REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR

Cruz gets personal at addiction seminar

February 4, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attends a campaign event in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Clinton and Sanders trade barbs in unusual Twitter spat

February 4, 2016

By Amy Tennery and Anjali Athavaley

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded jabs on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, hitting each other with hard-charged criticisms rarely seen in what has been a mostly cordial race between the two rivals.

After Iowa, Clinton tweaks her message

February 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton takes a question during a campaign rally at the Derry Boys and Girls Club in Derry, New Hampshire February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Going on a safari in…Iowa

February 1, 2016

DES MOINES – Mat and Brandy Miller plan a trip for each of their birthdays. He usually prefers music festivals; she often chooses New York City. But the Orange County, California, couple came to Iowa this year ahead of the state’s presidential caucuses as Brandy’s birthday trip.

The mystery beneficiary of Trump’s veteran fundraising

January 28, 2016
People watch as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on a big screen at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX22XWA

People watch as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on a big screen at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts – RTX22XWA

Cruz to Trump: Let’s settle this one-on-one

January 28, 2016

Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz speak simultaneously at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

from The Great Debate:

If Marco Rubio is the best debater, why does he look so nervous?

January 28, 2016

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Senator Marco Rubio RUETERS/Files

Donald Trump jousts with all the other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, but his critiques of Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have taken an odd tack. The New York developer repeatedly talks about the way Rubio perspires during debates, even to the point of sending him a “care package” of 24 bottles of water.

Huckabee’s Adele parody tries to call Iowa voters a thousand times

January 27, 2016

Hello, Dems, from the other side… of the aisle.

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee released a new parody campaign video Wednesday morning, riffing on the popular Adele ballad, “Hello.” The video, set to a similar tune as Adele’s hit single, is targeted at Iowa voters and weaves in local and state references into its lyrics, including Le Mars ice cream, Pizza Ranch and Amish chairs. It also incorporates plenty of jabs at Huckabee’s competition, both liberal and conservative.