Tales from the Trail

Lines of attack from the GOP debaters

August 7, 2015
Republican 2016 presidential candidates pose at the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Republican 2016 presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Ohio Governor John Kasich pose at the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Ted Cruz’s Egyptian model

By Arlene Getz
August 7, 2015

By Idrees Ali 

When asked during the Republican presidential debate on Thursday what it would take to destroy the militant Islamic State, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called for the same courage showed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Scenes from the debates

By Arlene Getz
August 7, 2015

From on-stage embraces to off-screen make-up touches, our slideshow takes a closer look at the Cleveland debates.

Carly wins the web

August 7, 2015

By Emily Stephenson and Alina Selyukh

The first of two early Republican presidential candidates’ debate had not even ended on Thursday when the U.S. social media world began declaring former business executive Carly Fiorina the clear winner.

Watching at Hillary’s place: Pizza and posters

August 7, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff invited reporters to watch the debate in a conference room at the campaign’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York City.

What they said: underdogs’ debate transcript

By Arlene Getz
August 7, 2015

Here is the transcript from the 5 p.m. debate for the seven low-polling Republican candidates not included among the top 10 in the 9 p.m. debate:

Where Jeb Bush is ahead of the field

August 6, 2015

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Guess which Republican presidential candidate gets the highest number of mentions in the media.

Why a Trump victory looks increasingly possible for some Republicans

August 6, 2015
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Golf – RICOH Women’s British Open 2015 – Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland – 1/8/15
US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump poses for a picture as he views his Scottish golf course at Turnberry
Action Images via Reuters / Russell Cheyne 

What goes up…

August 5, 2015

After shooting to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential pack, real estate mogul Donald Trump’s poll numbers are starting to fall back to earth ahead of Thursday’s first prime-time debate.

Gouging on guacamole?

August 5, 2015
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush waits off stage to speak during the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder