Tales from the Trail

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

At Clinton female fundraiser, a missing senator and lipstick jokes

December 1, 2015
A scene from the the new Clinton video. Credit: Hillary for America

A scene from the the new Clinton video. Credit: Hillary for America


WASHINGTON – Any lingering doubts about whether Hillary Clinton is willing to play the gender card second time around were extinguished at a Monday fundraiser headlined by all but one of the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate.

Trump vs the media. Again.

December 1, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump taunted CNN during a rally Monday in Georgia, complaining about what he deemed unfair coverage and threatening to skip an upcoming debate to be hosted by the news network unless CNN donated money to charity.

An avalanche of ‘kvelling’ in latest Clinton email dump

December 1, 2015

The latest release of some 7,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server overflows with gushing congratulations and praise as the former secretary of state came to the end of her time in the Obama administration.

Trump accuses Clinton of lacking stamina

November 29, 2015
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has already accused rival Jeb Bush of being low energy. Now he’s accused Democratic contender Hillary Clinton of lacking strength.   Sure, he has already called her the worst secretary of state in the history of the country, but that’s just politics. Now it’s personality.

Donald Trump gives the thumbs up while walking on stage at a rally in Sarasota, Florida November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette