Tales from the Trail

Latin America’s Trump? ‘I don’t even have his hairstyle,’ says Maduro

August 25, 2015
A man walks past a mural depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas

Photo caption: A man walks past a mural depicting Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The battle of the billionaires

August 25, 2015

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch thinks it’s time for another billionaire to step into the campaign limelight: fellow business magnate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

from The Great Debate:

Trump’s ready to deal, and a lot of uncompromising conservatives agree

By Bill Schneider
August 25, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

Strange bedfellows: Donald Trump and the white working class

By Justin Gest
August 24, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room after a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

How long will opponents fight Obamacare? How long have you got?

August 23, 2015
David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York

Businessman David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” in New York, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A week in politics: ‘They’re called babies’

August 21, 2015

Presidential hopefuls pulled no punches as the campaign race heated up this week.

Iowa crowd gobbles up Cruz’s red meat

August 21, 2015

DES MOINES—With all due respect to the steak-on-a-stick stands that dot the fairgrounds here, no one dishes out the red meat like Ted Cruz.

from The Great Debate:

Why the Hillary Clinton email imbroglio isn’t just politics

By Suzanne Garment
August 21, 2015

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in West Columbia, South Carolina, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Move over, Donald. Here comes ‘Deez Nuts’

August 19, 2015

Social media was abuzz on Wednesday with the news of an unlikely presidential candidate climbing the polls in North Carolina.

Rick Perry flubs Iowa op

August 19, 2015

DES MOINES—The soapbox at the Iowa State Fair is a place where candidates rarely make news. Rick Perry on Wednesday was no exception. But for Perry, that’s a problem.