Tales from the Trail

Pistol-packing Donald likes to be unpredictable

October 29, 2015

Republican Donald Trump says he carries a gun… Sometimes a lot.

During the third Republican debate on CNBC, Trump told moderators that he might feel better going into the office if his employees carried guns to the workplace, before touting his own gun-toting ways.

Ted Cruz steals the social media spotlight

October 29, 2015

By Angela Moon

Ted Cruz stole the spotlight on social media as he unleashed a tirade on CNBC debate moderators and media in general for creating tension among the candidates and not addressing “substantive issues”.

Fantasy football fuels debate duel

October 29, 2015

Disgusted by a question during Wednesday night’s CNBC debate about fantasy football, U.S. presidential candidate Chris Christie joined his rivals in trashing the debate moderators and effectively tackled rival Jeb Bush in so doing.

GOP debaters attack the media, save their worst for CNBC moderators

October 29, 2015

Republicans agreed on one thing after Wednesday night’s presidential primary debate: The three CNBC anchors moderating the event were the real losers.

Puppets and protest fill ‘free speech zone’

October 29, 2015

Jeb Bush (L) and Marco Rubio puppets accompanied a student protest at the “Free Speech Zone” at the University of Colorado’s Business Field, while the candidates gathered across the street for a forum held by CNBC before the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Evan Semon

Rubio turns the tables on Bush for his missed votes

October 29, 2015

Under fire for missing more votes than any other senator, presidential candidate and Florida senator Marco Rubio blamed liberal media for hyping the issue.

Iowa to Cruz: Don’t count your endorsements before you’re endorsed

October 28, 2015

Iowa can be a real stunner.

Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Iowa-based Family Leader, said on Wednesday he was “stunned” by a recent news report saying the presidential campaign of Republican Ted Cruz expected the conservative group  to endorse Cruz.

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Primaries are what keep the GOP out of the White House

October 28, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Carson gestures towards Trump during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures towards Donald Trump (R) during the second official GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Fiorina blasts Clinton during Facebook Q&A

October 26, 2015

Republican Carly Fiorina used an online question and answer session to attack Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, labeling the former secretary of state “the epitome of the professional political class.”

Blasé Bush goes blah, blah, bah

October 26, 2015

Faced with reports that he’d been forced to slash his campaign payroll by as much as 40 percent, Republican Jeb Bush appeared positively blasé over the weekend.