Tales from the Trail

Jeb Bush critiques Clinton’s campaign launch

April 21, 2015

Jeb Bush has taken a look at the early phase of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and says he will not try to replicate it if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Clinton and her same-sex marriage views

April 21, 2015

Have Hillary Clinton’s views on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry evolved since last year? Her campaign team says no. Dylan Byers, Politico’s media critic, disagrees.

Clinton floats tax-code changes as she campaigns in New Hampshire

April 21, 2015

KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday she would consider changes to the U.S. tax code to reward companies that produce goods and services as opposed to trading, which she likened to “playing games.”

Inside the Super PAC name game

April 21, 2015

Reuters reporter Emily Flitter reports the Super PACs billionaires which put their money into for election campaigns are bestowed with names that, by design, are nearly impossible to remember.

from The Great Debate:

A lose-lose choice for Hillary Clinton

By Bill Schneider
April 21, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton reacts while testifying on the Benghazi attacks during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to intense questioning about the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity as economy improves

April 20, 2015

Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of insecurity among Americans seven years after the global financial crisis.

Clinton takes a left turn to New Hampshire

April 20, 2015

Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire following a weekend of attacks by Republicans.

from The Great Debate:

Mission possible? Turning Hillary Clinton into a fresh face

By Dorie Clark
April 20, 2015

U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to small business owners as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Capital City Fruit in Norfolk

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to small business owners as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Norfolk, Iowa, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Gensler to be CFO of Clinton campaign: Bloomberg

April 17, 2015

Democrat Hillary Clinton plans to name Gary Gensler, a former financial regulator who pushed for stricter oversight of Wall Street, as the chief financial officer for her presidential campaign, Bloomberg reported.