Tales from the Trail

Jeb Bush shows off his baby Jesus–and says what he really thinks of his father

December 9, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush takes the stage at the AARP New Hampshire Social Security Summit in Manchester, New Hampshire December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Twitter reacts to Trump’s ‘Jump the Shark’ moment

December 9, 2015

Twitter reaction to  Donald Trump’s comments that all Muslim should be barred from entering the United States.

White House out-trumps Trump by slamming his hair

December 8, 2015

The White House was quick to weigh in on Tuesday on what it called the “offensive and toxic” proposal from Republican Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying it disqualified him from seeking the office of president.

Abedin to Trump: ‘I’m a proud Muslim’

December 8, 2015

The bipartisan blowback against Donald Trump’s call for a shutdown on Muslims entering the United States has come hard and fast.

Pelosi promises a rare endorsement

December 4, 2015

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rarely gets involved in  presidential primaries. Because she has so often held important positions in her party’s organization, the former House Speaker has endorsed in the nomination race  only twice since 1976, the year she was first elected as a Democratic National Committee member from California. This race around, Pelosi said she will break her streak of non-endorsements.

Trump to Jewish donors: ‘I don’t want your money’

December 3, 2015

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump likes to remind audiences that he is for the most part paying his own way on the campaign trail.

Carson stumbles on hummus vs. Hamas

December 3, 2015

Republican Ben Carson has been under pressure to show voters he has enough foreign policy expertise to be president. His speech Thursday before a group of prominent Jewish Republicans might not have helped his case.

Trump promises ‘perfection’

December 3, 2015

Prepare to see perfection.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said on Thursday he would soon release a full medical report. “It will show perfection,” the real estate mogul wrote on Twitter.

McCain on Christie, Trump and New Hampshire

December 2, 2015

Senator John McCain knows something about winning over New Hampshire’s Republican voters. He won the state’s first-in-the-nation primary in both of his unsuccessful races for the Republican presidential nomination, in 2000 and 2008. So when the state’s influential newspaper, The Union-Leader, recently endorsed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for the 2016 nomination, McCain took notice.

What Clinton didn’t say in Alabama

December 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton (L) is greeted by Fred D. Gray, attorney for Rosa Parks, at the Dexter Avenue Baptist church during the National Bar Association’s 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry