Tales from the Trail

Inside the Super PAC name game

April 21, 2015

Reuters reporter Emily Flitter reports the Super PACs billionaires which put their money into for election campaigns are bestowed with names that, by design, are nearly impossible to remember.

from The Great Debate:

A lose-lose choice for Hillary Clinton

By Bill Schneider
April 21, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton reacts while testifying on the Benghazi attacks during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to intense questioning about the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity as economy improves

April 20, 2015

Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of insecurity among Americans seven years after the global financial crisis.

Clinton takes a left turn to New Hampshire

April 20, 2015

Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire following a weekend of attacks by Republicans.

from The Great Debate:

Mission possible? Turning Hillary Clinton into a fresh face

By Dorie Clark
April 20, 2015

U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to small business owners as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Capital City Fruit in Norfolk

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to small business owners as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Norfolk, Iowa, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gensler to be CFO of Clinton campaign: Bloomberg

April 17, 2015

Democrat Hillary Clinton plans to name Gary Gensler, a former financial regulator who pushed for stricter oversight of Wall Street, as the chief financial officer for her presidential campaign, Bloomberg reported.

2016 GOP hopefuls jostle at NH ‘cattle call’

April 17, 2015

At the biggest event of its kind so far in the 2016 election cycle, 18 likely GOP contenders will make the case for votes at the ”First in the Nation” event in Nashua, New Hampshire. Reuters Andy Sullivan reports.

Clinton charity to limit – but not ban – foreign money

April 16, 2015

 

The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept funding from foreign governments in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s decision to run for the U.S. presidency, but only from six countries that already support it, the charity said.

Chafee says “I’m running,” campaign says, “Not yet”

April 16, 2015

Lincoln Chafee got ahead of his own campaign on Thursday over a  possible bid to challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.