Tales from the Trail
Did you know that South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has one of the largest gun collections, which includes an AR-15 rifle, of all the Republican presidential candidates? Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee’s love of guns may seem obvious given the title of his book ‘God, Guns, Grits and Gravy’, but a survey by British newspaper the Telegraph provides a closer look at his private arsenal.
Republicans have three times the official nominees, but thanks to Donald Trump’s solidifying lead, the Democrats’ competition to become the party’s nominee for the 2016 presidential race is, for now, more competitive.
One of Hillary Clinton’s most momentous moments as secretary of state was the 2009 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, where she presented him with a red “reset button” to symbolize improved relations. Now, she’s looking to reset her presidential campaign — and her team can only hope that this time, the recharge will last.
The Annual Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic celebration in Cedar Rapids was a tad warm on Monday. The venue was something of a concrete box, which even the banners of local unions -Ironworkers local 89, AFSCME local 231, many others – couldn’t quite disguise.
It was a week of hostilities in the GOP presidential arena. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump traded virtual punches on camera, with both campaigns releasing aggressive video ads. Bush even resorted to his language skills to discredit the real estate magnate. Trump later fired back telling Bush, who is bilingual, he should stop speaking Spanish.
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump wants people living in the United States to speak English. That’s no small undertaking. Nor is it a trivial number of people employing another language in their houses; the U.S. Census Bureau found in 2010 that 55 million of the 319 million in the U.S. don’t speak English at home. Some 34 million speak Spanish.
Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programs, has weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in her home for her work as secretary of state.
He is not impressed, he said in an interview with Al Jazeera, due to be broadcast in full on Friday, suggesting a double standard is at play.