Tales from the Trail

Americans don’t like big government – but like many programs: poll

April 30, 2015

Conservative presidential candidates hitting the 2016 campaign trail are firing up crowds with calls to shrink the U.S. government, but a new poll shows that Republican voters who rally to that cry still want to maintain many federal programs.

Sanders says he is “in this race to win”

April 30, 2015

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders outlines his campaign agenda.

Clinton urges reforms after Baltimore unrest

April 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 race for the White House, called for the widespread use of police body cameras and an end to excessive prison sentences in the aftermath of the Baltimore riots.

Bernie Sanders set for long-shot presidential run after music dabble

April 29, 2015

Phish may be the best known musical act to come out of Vermont but don’t overlook Bernie Sanders.

Warren fights Obama on Asia trade deal

April 28, 2015

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has positioned herself as the most prominent Democrat criticizing a proposed Asia free trade deal and efforts to give President Obama fast track authority to clinch an agreement.

Jeb Bush appeals to Latino voters

April 28, 2015

Jeb Bush knows the Republican Party has a problem when it comes to appealing to Latino voters. Trying to make a play for Hispanics, Bush visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday and will address the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Houston on Wednesday.

Obama pokes fun at himself and opponents at “nerd prom”

April 27, 2015

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Laughter ensues as President Obama presents countless jokes during his anticipated speech at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes

April 27, 2015

The Clinton Foundation’s acting chief executive admitted that the charity had made mistakes on how it listed government donors on its tax returns and said it was working to make sure it does not happen in the future.

Clinton fund raising stays under scrutiny

April 24, 2015

The Washington Post recounts how Bill and Hillary Clinton have pushed the envelope on charitable activities and their personal ambitions.

Rubio Joins Koch network in push to kill Export-Import Bank

April 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) waits to speak at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder