Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

Primaries are what keep the GOP out of the White House

October 28, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Carson gestures towards Trump during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures towards Donald Trump (R) during the second official GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Fiorina blasts Clinton during Facebook Q&A

October 26, 2015

Republican Carly Fiorina used an online question and answer session to attack Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, labeling the former secretary of state “the epitome of the professional political class.”

Blasé Bush goes blah, blah, bah

October 26, 2015

Faced with reports that he’d been forced to slash his campaign payroll by as much as 40 percent, Republican Jeb Bush appeared positively blasé over the weekend.

Trump’s teeny tiny $1-million loan from daddy

October 26, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show in New York

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show in New York, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Eisen/NBC’s TODAY/Handout

Republicans? They’re like Grumpy Cat, Obama says

October 23, 2015

By Megan Cassella

The ubiquitous internet meme “Grumpy Cat” took over the internet when it gained fame in 2012, but on Friday it found a new platform: President Barack Obama, who mimicked it to describe the current state of the Republican Party.

Trump intern on Twitter gaffe: It wasn’t me

October 23, 2015

An intern for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign won’t take the fall for a recent gaffe that came from the Republican frontrunner’s official Twitter account, International Business Times reported.

Benghazi hearing: The question that made Clinton laugh

October 23, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to reporters' questions as she exits the hearing room for a lunch break from testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to reporters’ questions as she exits the hearing room for a lunch break from testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Clinton and the Benghazi committee: it depends on what ‘unsolicited’ means

October 22, 2015

“What does the word unsolicited mean to you?” Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the Benghazi committee, asked Hillary Clinton during her testimony on Thursday.

What Google tells us about Clinton’s emails

October 21, 2015

By Emily Stephenson and Angela Moon

People searching Google for information about White House hopeful Hillary Clinton most wanted to know about the ongoing drama over her emails as she prepares to give testimony about the 2012 Benghazi attacks, Wednesday data from the search giant showed.

Biden chides Clinton as he bows out of 2016 race

October 21, 2015

WASHINGTON – When Vice President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he would not seek the White House in 2016, he made what appeared to be a thinly veiled criticism of Hillary Clinton, chiding Democrats who view the opposing party as the “enemy.”