Tales from the Trail

Bush, Wolfowitz and Iraq redux

June 15, 2015

Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Jeb Bush announces 2016 bid for White House with vow to ‘fix’ Washington

June 15, 2015

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush vowed to fix a dysfunctional Washington as he began his U.S. presidential bid with an attempt to move out of the shadow of his father and brother and their White House legacies.

Which candidate has the best logo?

June 15, 2015


A collection of logos from the 2016 presidential campaign. REUTERS


Clinton urges tax cuts to help families pay for child care

June 15, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to a question from the audience about drug addiction during a campaign stop at the YMCA in Rochester, New Hampshire June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Meet Jeb!: New logo and video herald Bush’s entry into the race

By Steve Steve Holland
June 14, 2015

CHdhg6eUMAELYPvJeb Bush officially jumps into the crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday. In so doing, he’ll emphasize the Jeb part of his name over the Bush family legacy.

On the second go, Clinton campaign warms to a supporter

June 14, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton waves to the crowd after delivering her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd after delivering her “official launch speech” at a campaign kick-off rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lindsey Graham is really, really happy to be here (in Utah)

June 13, 2015

Graham preparing for the last of his TV interviews at Mitt Romney’s E2 Summit in Deer Valley, Utah. REUTERS/Emily Flitter

A week on the trail: Weird strategy and a side of onion rings

By Arlene Getz
June 12, 2015

He’s yet to make his candidacy official (wait to hear what he says on Monday), but Jeb Bush was the frontrunner in the political headlines — and on the European road — this week. Germany was his first stop, with the political scion working hard to prove his foreign policy credentials by calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “bully” and advising Europe to act more firmly against him.

Where the donors meet

June 12, 2015

It’s a gorgeous day in Deer Valley, Utah, where 200 or so of America’s wealthiest people have gathered to check out Republican presidential contenders on display at Mitt Romney’s fourth E2 Summit, but the journalists here aren’t getting much fresh air.

Jeb Bush says U.S. needs to expand military presence in central Europe

June 11, 2015

Reuters’ Wiktor Szary reports:

The United States needs to increase its military presence in central Europe, likely U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on on a visit to Poland, staking out a tough position on the need to contain Russia.