Tales from the Trail

Trumka calls Trump comments racist, dangerous

September 1, 2015

The head of the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s recent statements on immigration dangerous.  “Because when one of the leading candidates for one of the parties talks in an un-American, racist way, it starts to become mainstream, racism can never become mainstream,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

Christie channels Gingrich on FedEx immigration ‘solution’

September 1, 2015

By Ginger Gibson and Erin McPike 

WASHINGTON  – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has raised eyebrows by arguing that potential undocumented immigrants could be tracked like FedEx packages. But was it just a punch line from the Newt Gingrich playbook?

You could probably guess which TV shows Hillary Clinton likes to watch

September 1, 2015

“I guess some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies,” Amy Poehler’s character on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation once commented.

from The Great Debate:

Reading Hillary Clinton’s body language when she talks about the email debacle

By Dan Hill
September 1, 2015


The faces of Hillary Clinton: The left side is images from her campaign launch in New York, June 13, 2015. The right side has shots from her Las Vegas news conference, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Archive

Perry as the weakest link?

August 31, 2015

The presidential campaigns and their Super PACs will be releasing their September fundraising reports in a few weeks. One of them is looking to be a doozy.

Immigration wars: Bush fires back at Trump

August 31, 2015

Donald Trump is using some creative editing to take a fresh shot at Jeb Bush for his support for immigration reforms. In this Instagram video the Republican presidential candidate accuses Bush of supporting the type of policies that allowed illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez to roam free. Sanchez, a murder suspect at the center of the immigration debate, has been charged with killing a San Francisco woman in July. He had seven felony convictions and has been deported five times.

A week in politics: It’s (still) all about Trump

August 28, 2015

Summer 2015 is drawing to an end, with Bloomberg noting that Donald Trump appears to be more than a seasonal fling and Politico reports that some GOP leader are plotting creative ways to neutralize the prospect of his becoming a third-party candidate.

Trump Talk: ‘A little hyperbole never hurts’

By Arlene Getz
August 28, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Trump  at a rally in Manchester, NH.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares ‘You’re fired!’ at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015.

from The Great Debate:

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to Trump-le!

By Richard Rodriguez
August 28, 2015

The Gallagher family carries cut-outs of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting in line outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Gallagher family carries cut-outs of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Clinton on Biden’s possible White House bid

August 26, 2015

Ankeny, Iowa –At the first of three campaign stops in Iowa today, Hillary Clinton was asked about the possibility that Vice President Joe Biden is weighing his own White House campaign.