Tales from the Trail

Donald Trump finds Justice Scalia’s race comments beyond the pale

December 13, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR4A1EE

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are best of frenemies

December 12, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, businessman Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson talk during a commercial break in the midst of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1HTQ

Republican presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson talk during a commercial break in the midst of the second official Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – RTS1HTQ

Lindsey who? The senator gets the joke.

December 11, 2015

Lindsey Graham gets the joke — no one knows who he is.

The Republican senator and presidential candidate from South Carolina can’t seem to break to break above 1 percent in the national polls. And the fact that he’s floundering isn’t lost on his sense of humor.

Anti-Trumpers pay to protest

December 11, 2015

Sometimes protesting requires a little espionage.

A handful of activists bought tickets to a Republican fundraiser on Friday featuring a keynote address by Donald Trump, spending $1,000 to secure seats in the ritzy Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

After closed-door criticism, Cruz tries to win Trump back

December 11, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a 2nd Amendment Coalition announcement at CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa, December 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a 2nd Amendment Coalition announcement at CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

Glossing over Muslim stance, Trump gets a union endorsement

December 11, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Donald Trump picked up his first endorsement of a union, notching the support of a law enforcement group that represents more than 1,000 officers in New Hampshire.

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.