Tales from the Trail

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.

Hillary Clinton talks pumpkin spice and the price of Daraprim

September 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton hosted another Facebook question and answer session Wednesday afternoon, condemning “price gougers,” and calling for the manufacturers of the infection treatment, Daraprim, to drop the cost of the drug to its original price.

Week in politics: Drowning in polls

September 26, 2015

Polls, polls, polls. Some say they shouldn’t be trusted, yet polls continue to be flaunted by many presidential candidates and are carefully monitored by political pundits.

#DonaldTrumpsGoogleHistory takes Twitter by storm

September 25, 2015

In the fickle world of internet hashtags, anyone can fall victim to a barrage of funny, silly or downright mean tweets about themselves. But in the case of #DonaldTrumpsGoogleHistory, responses were a mixed bag of the three as Twitter users wondered about what Republican front-runner Donald Trump searched for online in his spare time.

Billionaire environmentalist calls for Democratic debate on climate change

September 25, 2015

Hedge fund manager and environmentalist Tom Steyer, a major Democratic donor, is calling for an additional Democratic debate focused on climate change and clean energy before Iowa holds its caucuses on February 1.

Kasich Super PAC pivots to national security in TV ad debuting Monday

September 25, 2015

A new TV ad touting Ohio Governor John Kasich’s national security credentials over the rest of the Republican presidential field will hit New Hampshire’s airwaves Monday morning.

Despite differences with Pope Francis, 2016 contenders bask in his limelight

September 24, 2015

The field of 2016 Republican hopefuls have an unlikely thorn in their side — His Holiness, Pope Francis. Most disagree with him on issues such as climate change and economic inequality.

Trump vs. Fox News: Who fired whom first?

September 23, 2015

Another day, another Donald Trump salvo: In this Wednesday installment, the real estate mogul announced a boycott of Fox News, moments after the network canceled his upcoming appearance.

Trump finds novel way to fight negative ads – through the courts

September 22, 2015

It’s hard to imagine a U.S. presidential race without the all-too-common negative ads, with their deep-voiced and damning accusations. And it’s hard to imagine Donald Trump not having something to say to anyone accusing him of anything. But the master of the comeback may have just outdone himself by turning to his lawyer to pursue ad sponsors.

Debate poll: A second chance to make a worst impression

September 21, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Carson and Trump talk during a break at the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican U.S. presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson (L) and businessman Donald Trump talk during a commercial break at the second official Republican presidential candidates debate, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson