Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

Meet the angriest man running for president – no it’s not Trump

September 16, 2015



What better time to gauge the emotional profile of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an avowed Socialist, than during his Labor Day speech to the AFL-CIO in New Hampshire? After all, the independent junior senator from Vermont, who’s running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, has a website home page that focuses on economics and the working class. Creating jobs, raising wages, “taking on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class” is what Sanders says his campaign is all about.

How Sanders has used social media to fuel his rise

September 15, 2015

By Alana Wise and Ginger Gibson

When Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential election campaign took over earlier this year the Twitter and Facebook accounts he had used in his Senate election races, there was almost no-one following him.

In Republican debate, Trump faces Tribble master

September 15, 2015

The most-awaited showdown at Wednesday’s Republican debate could be between Donald Trump and the constitutional law professor who has challenged the reality TV star turned front-runner’s knowledge of world affairs, moderator Hugh Hewitt.

Sanders braves the elephant in the auditorium

September 15, 2015

Democrat Bernie Sanders ventured into the lion’s den—a.k.a. Liberty University in Virginia—on Monday and appealed to evangelical Christians’ better angels, looking for common ground by linking Biblical precepts to care for the poor with criticism of cut-throat capitalism.

What Republicans like about Trump

September 15, 2015

Ask any Trump supporter why the blond-bouffanted businessman is the best and you’ll get pretty much the same answer: He’s speaking his mind, saying what other candidates are afraid to say.

Pro-Fiorina ad: Yes, please, do look at this face!

September 14, 2015

Donald Trump is still living down his derisive comments about the looks of rival Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. And her Super PAC saw an opportunity.

Loves labor most: Clinton picks up endorsement, Sanders grabs volunteers

September 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The donor is Bond. James Bond.

September 11, 2015

By Grant Smith

Daniel Craig, the English actor best-known for playing James Bond, made a nearly $50,000 campaign contribution to a Super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, according to the Center for Public Integrity. 

Week in politics: Too much Trump

September 11, 2015

Unsurprisingly, this week was another Donald Trump extravaganza filled with insults, misogyny and more bombastic talk.

Clinton hits out at Walker

September 11, 2015

As summer winds down, the candidates are turning up the heat. Democrat Hillary Clinton jabbed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker repeatedly in Milwaukee on Thursday, as the Democratic presidential candidate ripped into the Republican White House hopeful.