Tales from the Trail

Activist Shaun King is weighing Sanders endorsement

October 9, 2015

Civil rights activist and writer Shaun King tweeted on Friday that he was considering endorsing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the November 2016 presidential race, a potential boost to the self-described socialist among African-American voters.

Hillary Clinton just met with Black Lives Matter activists

October 9, 2015

Democrat Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter activists on Friday, according to tweets and video posted by a member of the movement, as the presidential hopeful looks to fend off a challenge to her left from Senator Bernie Sanders and build a coalition of support headed into the primaries.

Presidential hopefuls react to McCarthy drop out

October 9, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled out of the race for speaker of the House, upsetting the scheduled vote on the issue, and upsetting a fair amount of fellow Republicans, as well.

Jeb Bush wins over Iowa woman skeptical of his last name

October 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was finishing up a town hall event at the Pizza Ranch in Indianola, the last stop on a three-day swing through Iowa, when a man asked him what was the biggest mistake he had made as a political leader.

Marco Rubio, Senate-hater

October 7, 2015

To U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio, the three branches of the federal government may be separate, but they’re not equal.

Clinton to Republican presidential hopefuls: Read my book

October 7, 2015

Hillary Clinton sent copies of her book “Hard Choices” to the various Republican presidential candidates last week after several of them recently said they didn’t know what she’d done as secretary of state.

No-show Rubio? Dems blast presidential candidate for missing vote

October 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio missed a vote to set annual spending policy for the U.S. military and the Department of Defense, making him the only senator to miss the vote on the highly contentious measure.

Cloth napkins, candlelight and confidence: Biden lunches with Obama

October 6, 2015

White House reporters were hungry for a taste of what it might be like behind closed doors when Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama sat down for their weekly lunch in the private dining room on Tuesday.

Fiorina’s feminism comes to the fore

October 6, 2015

Is Carly Fiorina a feminist?

The answer, according to the Republican presidential candidate at a Monday rotary club luncheon, is it depends. A young man questioned Fiorina and received bipartisan laughter at the event in Manchester, New Hampshire after she asked him for his definition of the term, and he said it was someone who fights for equality for men and women in the workplace, and who tried to boot sexism out of it.

Clinton’s call for gun crackdown lifts firearm manufacturers

October 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s call on Monday for tougher gun control rules might spook gun afficionados, but her comments gave a boost to shares of firearm manufacturers.