Tales from the Trail
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.
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.
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.