Tales from the Trail

A week in politics: Clinton’s Santa and Bush’s peas

By Arlene Getz
July 3, 2015

Another week, another candidate. This time it’s New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Republican Candidate #16. Thanks to Bridgegate, he’s no longer a frontrunner — even his own constituents want him to resign as governor — but this Vox piece can tell you where he stands on issues from same-sex marriage to Social Security.

One thing Jeb Bush and Barack Obama have in common

July 2, 2015

REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Republican presidential aspirant Jeb Bush and President Barack Obama don’t want peas in their guacamole.

Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton’s fake followers

July 2, 2015


Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton and many other presidential hopefuls are haunted by fake followers on Twitter.

Jeb Bush raises questions about Obama’s Iran negotiations

July 2, 2015


Jeb Bush is skeptical about U.S.-led negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

Clinton and Bush are to appear on same stage, but don’t get too excited

July 2, 2015


The Clinton and Bush political dynasties will come face to face next week in Dallas.

Hillary Clinton lowers her guard – at least a bit

July 1, 2015

When presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton and her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, exchanged emails while Clinton was secretary of state, they seemed more like work friends than clinically professional colleagues.

Governor Christie announces 2016 Republican presidential bid

June 30, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New Jersey

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally announces his campaign at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

from The Great Debate:

And Christie makes 16: Why are so many people running for president?

By David Greenberg
June 30, 2015

New Jersey Governor Christie addresses third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the third Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Jeb Bush holds private session with Charleston pastors

By Jason Fields
June 30, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Bush, the former governor of Florida, addresses an economic summit in Orlando

Jeb Bush – REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Jeb Bush made a low-key visit to Charleston, S.C., on Monday for a closed-door meeting with local pastors about the killing of nine African-Americans at a historic church there nearly two weeks ago.

For Clinton staffers, press wrangling comes with a side of modeling

June 29, 2015

grillarySome faces familiar to the campaign reporters following Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton have begun cropping up in the campaign’s online shop as press aides moonlight as models.