Tales from the Trail

What Snowden thinks of Clinton’s private emails

September 3, 2015

Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programs, has weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in her home for her work as secretary of state.
He is not impressed, he said in an interview with Al Jazeera, due to be broadcast in full on Friday, suggesting a double standard is at play.

Will Colbert win Bush’s raffle, or will Bush win Colbert’s?

September 3, 2015

It’s long become a staple in presidential campaigning to capitalize on, well, pretty much anything the candidate is doing. So it only made sense when Republican candidate Jeb Bush seized the opportunity to fundraise off his historic appearance next week on the very first episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” But did his team forget to tell Stephen Colbert?

A Biden announcement on Colbert? No way.

September 2, 2015

By Alina Selyukh and Julia Edwards

The official word is in: there’s no truthiness to the speculation that Joe Biden will tell us if he is or isn’t running for president on Stephen Colbert’s show next week.

For Democrats, Biden is next best thing

September 2, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Democratic voters would choose Vice President Joe Biden as their preferred candidate for president in 2016 if current frontrunner Hillary Clinton shows signs of faltering, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Bush vs. Trump: The ‘germophobe’ edition

September 2, 2015

Donald Trump has been taunting Jeb Bush, and Bush’s campaign decided to go for it.

For Fiorina, a venture capitalist’s cash backing

September 1, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina is getting more than just an endorsement from the venture capitalist who helped fire her from the top job at technology behemoth Hewlett Packard. Now, she’s getting a party.

Trumka calls Trump comments racist, dangerous

September 1, 2015

The head of the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s recent statements on immigration dangerous.  “Because when one of the leading candidates for one of the parties talks in an un-American, racist way, it starts to become mainstream, racism can never become mainstream,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

Christie channels Gingrich on FedEx immigration ‘solution’

September 1, 2015

By Ginger Gibson and Erin McPike 

WASHINGTON  – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has raised eyebrows by arguing that potential undocumented immigrants could be tracked like FedEx packages. But was it just a punch line from the Newt Gingrich playbook?

You could probably guess which TV shows Hillary Clinton likes to watch

September 1, 2015

“I guess some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies,” Amy Poehler’s character on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation once commented.

from The Great Debate:

Reading Hillary Clinton’s body language when she talks about the email debacle

September 1, 2015


The faces of Hillary Clinton: The left side is images from her campaign launch in New York, June 13, 2015. The right side has shots from her Las Vegas news conference, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Archive