Tales from the Trail

#GOPDebate not a Twitter win for Trump

March 4, 2016

The #GOPDebate hashtag continued to trend on Friday following the rowdy Republican debate — including a reference to Trump’s manhood–of the night before.

Christie: ‘All these armchair psychiatrists should give it a break’

March 3, 2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks in a press conference at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Super Tuesday: What they said on social media

March 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, with former rival candidate Governor Chris Christie (L) at his side, speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Scott Audette

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, with former rival candidate Governor Chris Christie (L) at his side, speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

from The Great Debate:

Donald Trump is right about defense spending – and that should scare you

March 2, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1ASJ

Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Will voters switch parties on Election Day?

March 2, 2016

  Presidential front-runners Republican Donald Trump (L) and Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) in Miami, Florida at their respective Super Tuesday primaries  on March 1, 2016.    REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)

Presidential front-runners Republican Donald Trump (L) and Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) in Miami, Florida at their respective Super Tuesday primaries on March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)

For Clinton, early voters matter

March 2, 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Javier Galeano

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Javier Galeano

How the GOP establishment can still stop a Trump nomination

March 2, 2016

Donald Trump is having another knockout primary night, hitting a winning streak in the Super Tuesday contests. But for two of his most devoted fans, the victories aren’t big enough.

Trump on protesters: bring them on! then get them out!

March 1, 2016

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Super Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Heroes, villains and political candidates 

March 1, 2016

With great political power comes great political puns. At least on Twitter.

The hashtag #PoliticalSuperHeroes began trending Monday night after comedians Jordan Klepper, Mike Yard and Ronald Funches did battle on late-night Comedy Central  game show @midnight to create the best jokes to bridge the gap between political parody and those with special powers.

‘Boy were we wrong’ – New Hampshire paper apologizes for backing Christie

March 1, 2016

The conservative-leaning Manchester Union Leader newspaper apologized to its readers on Tuesday for endorsing Chris Christie in the run-up to the state’s Republican presidential nominating primary last month, citing the New Jersey governor’s quick endorsement of Donald Trump.