Tales from the Trail

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.

Here’s one Supreme Court ruling Republicans approved of

June 29, 2015

Republicans have been throwing jabs at the Supreme Court for upholding Obamacare and legalizing gay marriage since Friday.

Is a surgeon just what the doctor ordered for the Republican Party?

June 29, 2015

Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

What does a group of Clinton supporters in deep-red Alaska look like?

June 26, 2015

REUTERS/Emily Flitter

ANCHORAGE – Here is what a early Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer meeting looks like in Alaska:

Supreme Court on the hot seat after this week’s rulings

June 26, 2015

ReutersInfuriated by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that kept President Barack Obama’s healthcare program intact, conservative activists and Republican presidential candidates vowed to make the role of the high court a central issue in the 2016 presidential election.

GOP candidates jab at SCOTUS after gay marriage ruling

June 26, 2015

GayMarriage.jpgRepublican candidates are expressing their anger over today’s decision from the Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. Gay marriage will now be legal in all 50 states.

What are candidates saying about the Obamacare ruling?

June 25, 2015

Presidential hopefuls were quick to react on Twitter to the Supreme Court’s upholding of Obamacare. Not surprisingly, Republican candidates were angry and disappointed, while Democrats were celebrating.

And Jindal makes 13

June 24, 2015

A  13th Republican candidate has entered the presidential race. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, just announced his bid for presidency via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m running for President of the United States of America,” he tweeted.

Twitter trend: Trolling the candidates

June 23, 2015

Does Hillary Clinton think she is smarter than her husband? Does Jeb Bush think his last name entitles him to the presidency? If they haven’t said so, then Twitter is willing to say it on their behalf, using the trending hash tag #RejectedPrezCampaignSlogans