Tales from the Trail

Fiorina’s feminism comes to the fore

By Erin McPike
October 6, 2015

Is Carly Fiorina a feminist?

The answer, according to the Republican presidential candidate at a Monday rotary club luncheon, is it depends. A young man questioned Fiorina and received bipartisan laughter at the event in Manchester, New Hampshire after she asked him for his definition of the term, and he said it was someone who fights for equality for men and women in the workplace, and who tried to boot sexism out of it.

Clinton’s call for gun crackdown lifts firearm manufacturers

October 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s call on Monday for tougher gun control rules might spook gun afficionados, but her comments gave a boost to shares of firearm manufacturers.

Gay rights group shows love for Biden, keeps a special spot for Hillary

October 4, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs before speaking to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs before speaking to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump accused of “no-show” by Hispanic business group

October 2, 2015

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is embroiled in a round of “he said, she said” with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce over a proposed — and now cancelled — appearance with the Latino business organization.

HRC turned down the HRC

October 2, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton turned down the opportunity to provide the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner in favor of appearing on this week’s Saturday Night Live, according to a New York Times report.

Candidate as pack rat. What Kasich kept.

October 1, 2015

WESTERVILLE, OHIO — Tucked on the second floor of the public library in suburban Westerville, Ohio is an expansive and little-known collection of Gov. John Kasich’s records dating back to the 1970s when he was in the state Senate.

Trump on a tizzy

By Erin McPike
October 1, 2015

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a cursing tear Wednesday night at a town hall in Keene, New Hampshire.

“What does ‘FUBAR’ mean?”

October 1, 2015

By  Jonathan Allen, Roberta Rampton, Amanda Becker and John Whitesides

The latest dump of more than 3,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server show the lighter side of her job leading the State Department.

Snowden joins Twitter to an avalanche of support

September 29, 2015

Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of several U.S. government surveillance programs, amassed more than 400,000 followers in just three hours on Tuesday when he launched his new Twitter account.

Biden’s intentions? If only the microphone weren’t off.

September 29, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden can’t escape questions about whether he will jump into the Democratic presidential primary race – not even on the dais at the United Nations General Assembly.