Tales from the Trail

Trump accused of “no-show” by Hispanic business group

October 2, 2015

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is embroiled in a round of “he said, she said” with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce over a proposed — and now cancelled — appearance with the Latino business organization.

HRC turned down the HRC

October 2, 2015

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton turned down the opportunity to provide the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner in favor of appearing on this week’s Saturday Night Live, according to a New York Times report.

Candidate as pack rat. What Kasich kept.

October 1, 2015

WESTERVILLE, OHIO — Tucked on the second floor of the public library in suburban Westerville, Ohio is an expansive and little-known collection of Gov. John Kasich’s records dating back to the 1970s when he was in the state Senate.

Trump on a tizzy

October 1, 2015

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a cursing tear Wednesday night at a town hall in Keene, New Hampshire.

“What does ‘FUBAR’ mean?”

October 1, 2015

By  Jonathan Allen, Roberta Rampton, Amanda Becker and John Whitesides

The latest dump of more than 3,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server show the lighter side of her job leading the State Department.

Snowden joins Twitter to an avalanche of support

September 29, 2015

Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of several U.S. government surveillance programs, amassed more than 400,000 followers in just three hours on Tuesday when he launched his new Twitter account.

Biden’s intentions? If only the microphone weren’t off.

September 29, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden can’t escape questions about whether he will jump into the Democratic presidential primary race – not even on the dais at the United Nations General Assembly.

Why Marco Rubio wants you to ‘adopt’ a staffer

September 29, 2015

Here’s a new form of candidate fundraiser. For a mere $250 contribution, supporters of Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio can “adopt” one of his staffers toiling in an early-voting state. Your very own presidential campaign staffer–for a day, at least–will come complete with a postcard from the campaign, a shout-out on Twitter and an update on the adopted staffer. (It is unclear whether said update will come with a touching photo, too.)

Donald Trump is the only man to save the world, says Carl Icahn

September 29, 2015

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is backing Donald Trump’s presidential bid. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference to reveal his tax policy at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference to reveal his tax policy at Trump Tower in New York, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Trump tax plan riles the right

September 28, 2015

Donald Trump’s new tax plan may not upset rich Americans as much as expected, but it quickly drew the ire of conservative groups and deficit hawks.