Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

Strange bedfellows: Donald Trump and the white working class

August 24, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room after a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

How long will opponents fight Obamacare? How long have you got?

August 23, 2015
David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York

Businessman David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” in New York, May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A week in politics: ‘They’re called babies’

August 21, 2015

Presidential hopefuls pulled no punches as the campaign race heated up this week.

Iowa crowd gobbles up Cruz’s red meat

August 21, 2015

DES MOINES—With all due respect to the steak-on-a-stick stands that dot the fairgrounds here, no one dishes out the red meat like Ted Cruz.

from The Great Debate:

Why the Hillary Clinton email imbroglio isn’t just politics

August 21, 2015

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in West Columbia, South Carolina, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Move over, Donald. Here comes ‘Deez Nuts’

August 19, 2015

Social media was abuzz on Wednesday with the news of an unlikely presidential candidate climbing the polls in North Carolina.

Rick Perry flubs Iowa op

August 19, 2015

DES MOINES—The soapbox at the Iowa State Fair is a place where candidates rarely make news. Rick Perry on Wednesday was no exception. But for Perry, that’s a problem.

Rubio, Trump, at odds on birthright citizenship

August 18, 2015

DES MOINES—For many of the Republican presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair this week, it has come down to a single question: How much do you agree with Donald Trump?

from The Great Debate:

Why the selfie is a threat to democracy

August 18, 2015

Voters cast their ballots in U.S. midterm elections in Ferguson, Missouri

Voters cast their ballots in U.S. midterm elections in Ferguson, Missouri, November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Whitney Curtis

For Kasich, some Southern comfort

August 17, 2015

  Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder