Tales from the Trail

New Hampshire’s love affair with the candidates

June 8, 2015

Text by Steve Holland. Photos by Brian Snyder

Can Hillary Clinton recreate the family magic in New Hampshire? And can Jeb Bush escape the troubled political legacy he has inherited in the state his father and brother both won?

Twitter draws fire for ‘Politwoops’ shutdown

June 5, 2015

If you’ve been planning to catch up on what politicians delete from their tweets, you’ve missed the boat. Twitter has taken down Politwoops, the three-year-old site dedicated to collecting deleted tweets by holders of public office, because, says Twitter, preserving killed tweets violates Twitter users’ “expectation of privacy.”

A week in politics

By Arlene Getz
June 5, 2015

Welcome to our latest feature in Tales from the Trail: A week in politics. And yes, this week indeed felt like a long one, what with the official entry of several new presidential hopefuls (Graham, Chafee, Perry) to the race and, finally, an announcement about the expected arrival of Jeb Bush next week.

Among Latinos, Cruz is not on fire

June 5, 2015

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) greets attendees as he arrives to speak at the Tea Party Patriots “Exempt America from Obamacare” rally on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in this September 10, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

from The Great Debate:

How the GOP went ‘Psycho,’ and how to fix it

By Craig Shirley
June 5, 2015

Camera crews set up for Universal Studios' "Best Psycho Shower Scene Scream" contest at the Bates Mo..

Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." REUTERS/Archives

It is hard to describe just how bad things are for the Republican Party. Each day it looks more and more like the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho.

Cruz apologizes for joke about Biden

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz apologized on Wednesday for making a joke about Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, whose son died on the weekend.

Jeb Bush’s long hello

June 4, 2015

Jeb Bush will announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on June 15 in Miami, finally jumping into the crowded field after a chorus of criticism about how he is handling his non-campaign and moving to shore up flagging support.

Graham concerned about cyber threats

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shakes hands with supporters after announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Central, South Carolina June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Rick Perry announces he is running for president

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, addresses attendees during an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

DOJ not moving to regulate massive fundraising

By Michelle Conlin
June 4, 2015

White House hopefuls raking in record amounts of money in the 2016 presidential race are already being accused by watchdog groups of breaking campaign fundraising laws.