Tales from the Trail

2016 GOP hopefuls jostle at NH ‘cattle call’

April 17, 2015

At the biggest event of its kind so far in the 2016 election cycle, 18 likely GOP contenders will make the case for votes at the ”First in the Nation” event in Nashua, New Hampshire. Reuters Andy Sullivan reports.

Clinton charity to limit – but not ban – foreign money

April 16, 2015


The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept funding from foreign governments in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s decision to run for the U.S. presidency, but only from six countries that already support it, the charity said.

Chafee says “I’m running,” campaign says, “Not yet”

April 16, 2015

Lincoln Chafee got ahead of his own campaign on Thursday over a  possible bid to challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

Christie banking on New Hampshire for boost

April 16, 2015

New Hampshire gives New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie perhaps his best shot at recapturing the spotlight after having seen his prospects overshadowed by other presidential hopefuls such as Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.

from The Great Debate:

Clinton campaign: Less a breath of fresh air, more an air-freshener ad

By Bill Schneider
April 16, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton pumps her fists in an auto shop as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at an auto shop as she starts her campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Monticello, Iowa, April 14, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Another examination of Clinton Foundation

April 15, 2015

An interesting deep dive on the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the way it funds its charity work around the world by the Boston Globe. “It was our mistake,” Ira Magaziner, CHAI’s chief executive officer, tells the Globe in response to a Reuters’ report last month that revealed that the Clinton Foundation offshoot had breached a transparency promise to President Barack Obama by not publishing donor names while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

Clinton video production team credit disputed

April 15, 2015

NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton filled the online video that launched her run for the White House on Sunday with what her team call “everyday Americans”, whom she said she would champion. But her campaign team soon found themselves in disagreement with some of the voters who starred in the short film alongside Clinton on an unexpected question: Who was holding the camera?

Clinton begins low-key Iowa campaign with a chai tea

April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton has said she wants to have a “conversation” with voters to kick off her second presidential bid. Her campaign aides have said to expect her visiting much smaller venues than you might expect. It all got underway on Tuesday when Clinton showed up at the Jones St. Java House in Le Claire, Iowa, a quaint town on the Mississippi River that borders neighboring Illinois.

Clinton’s “Scooby” van arrives in Iowa

April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton made the first stops of her 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa on Tuesday, rolling into the state in her “Scooby” van with several aides and her security detail. Clinton left her home in Chappaqua, New York, on Sunday, when she announced on social media she was launching her second presidential campaign. It was her idea to drive the 15 or so hours to Iowa, an early-voting state where U.S. presidential candidates spend a lot of time.

Media circus greets Clinton campaign in Iowa

April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton is trying to keep things low key as she begins her presidential campaign in Iowa this week.