Tales from the Trail

Clinton video production team credit disputed

April 15, 2015

NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton filled the online video that launched her run for the White House on Sunday with what her team call “everyday Americans”, whom she said she would champion. But her campaign team soon found themselves in disagreement with some of the voters who starred in the short film alongside Clinton on an unexpected question: Who was holding the camera?

Clinton begins low-key Iowa campaign with a chai tea

April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton has said she wants to have a “conversation” with voters to kick off her second presidential bid. Her campaign aides have said to expect her visiting much smaller venues than you might expect. It all got underway on Tuesday when Clinton showed up at the Jones St. Java House in Le Claire, Iowa, a quaint town on the Mississippi River that borders neighboring Illinois.

Clinton’s “Scooby” van arrives in Iowa

April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton made the first stops of her 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa on Tuesday, rolling into the state in her “Scooby” van with several aides and her security detail. Clinton left her home in Chappaqua, New York, on Sunday, when she announced on social media she was launching her second presidential campaign. It was her idea to drive the 15 or so hours to Iowa, an early-voting state where U.S. presidential candidates spend a lot of time.

Media circus greets Clinton campaign in Iowa

April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton is trying to keep things low key as she begins her presidential campaign in Iowa this week.

Thirty-two years after leaving office, Jimmy Carter gets big cheer

January 21, 2013

Jimmy Carter got a big hand and roar of approval from a festive and perhaps somewhat charitable crowd on Monday at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Ninety-two-year-old “Tuskegee Airman” salutes racial progress, Obama

January 21, 2013

WASHINGTON – They were treated like second-class citizens in World War Two – but overcame racial prejudice to emerge as bona fide heroes.

McConnell: New Obama term offers divided Washington new start

January 21, 2013

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who drew fire in 2010 when he declared that his top goal was to deny President Barack Obama re-election, quickly congratulated the president on Monday as Obama began four more years in office.

Reform-minded Angus King says he’s had warm Senate welcome

November 17, 2012

Senator-elect Angus King came to Washington preaching bipartisanship and fearing that many of his new colleagues wouldn’t go near him, figuring he’s “a strange creature.”

Baseball fan Pelosi urges “Team U.S.A.” unity among new House members

November 15, 2012

Nancy Pelosi quoted a member of her favorite baseball team, the World Champion San Francisco Giants, in a pep talk on Thursday to newly elected members of the House of Representatives.