Tales from the Trail

Cruz backer preaches against ‘predatorial lifestyle’ of gays

September 11, 2015

Farris Wilks and his younger brother Dan are billionaires thanks to the recent oil-and-gas drilling boom. They’re also the biggest donors in the 2016 race for the White House, giving $15 million to a Super PAC backing Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz.

Walking in Ronald Reagan’s footsteps

September 11, 2015

Scott Walker toured New Hampshire on his Harley on Labor Day weekend

If you are a Republican candidate and your strategy isn’t panning out, employ this fallback: Be the next Ronald Reagan.

What would Biden’s agenda look like if he runs? Here are a few hints.

September 10, 2015

NEW YORK – Vice President Joe Biden is not campaigning for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Yet.

Trump strikes below the belt (again)

September 10, 2015
The Donald strikes again. After a string of misogynistic insults directed at FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly, some below-the-belt jabs at TV personality Rosie O’Donnell during the first GOP debate back in August and numerous other policy-unrelated attacks, Donald Trump took a stab at fellow Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine,  the billionaire real estate developer mocked Fiorina’s physical appearance by saying: “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?” As Reuters’ Will Dunham noted, Fiorina is the only woman in the large field of Republicans vying for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Trump later backtracked and said that he wasn’t talking about the former executive’s looks.”I’m not talking about looks. I’m talking about persona,” Trump told CNN. But Trump’s remarks had already caused a storm among Twitter users. See below: [View the story “Trump slams Fiorina with ‘look at that face’ comment” on Storify]

Republican Jindal latest to do battle with “narcissist” Trump

September 10, 2015

Another day, another Republican is squabbling with 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

from The Great Debate:

Why Donald Trump wants to hike taxes on hedge-fund billionaires

September 10, 2015

Trump gestures next to an architectural rendering of The Trump Organization's redevelopment of the iconic Old Post Office building into a luxury hotel, in Washington

Donald Trump with an architectural rendering of the Trump Organization's redevelopment of the Old Post Office building into a hotel, in Washington, September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The 2016 election has everything: a Bush, a Clinton, Trump’s hair… and a millionaire ex-fugitive software guru?

September 9, 2015

If you think this election cycle already has enough wild-card candidates, how about a millionaire antivirus software pioneer with a knack for profanity-laced videos and gun-toting photos. And what if the millionaire in question had also been deported from Guatemala after being detained there for illegally entering the country as he sought to evade Belize authorities looking to question him in connection with a murder?

Trump wants CNN to donate debate ad revenue to veterans

September 9, 2015

Donald Trump, the New York businessman and reality TV personality who is running for president, made it clear this week he isn’t afraid to tell other people what to do with their money.

In San Francisco, Ben Carson turns coy on his technorati ties

September 9, 2015

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson dropped an unexpected name Tuesday when asked about his Silicon Valley supporters: rival White House hopeful Carly Fiorina.

Jeb Bush and Stephen Colbert play it nice on ‘Late Show’ debut

September 9, 2015

Stephen Colbert, the former  self-declared “conservative narcissistic conservative pundit” , now “just a narcissist,” debuted on Tuesday night on CBS’ Late Show, where he will try to fill the rather big shoes of his predecessor, David Letterman.