Tales from the Trail

Jeb Bush’s long hello

June 4, 2015

Jeb Bush will announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on June 15 in Miami, finally jumping into the crowded field after a chorus of criticism about how he is handling his non-campaign and moving to shore up flagging support.

Graham concerned about cyber threats

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shakes hands with supporters after announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Central, South Carolina June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Rick Perry announces he is running for president

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, addresses attendees during an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

DOJ not moving to regulate massive fundraising

By Michelle Conlin
June 4, 2015

White House hopefuls raking in record amounts of money in the 2016 presidential race are already being accused by watchdog groups of breaking campaign fundraising laws.

from The Great Debate:

Is 2016 the year of the Republican ‘clown car’?

By Bill Schneider
June 4, 2015


Top row, left to right: Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum. Bottow row, left to right: Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz. REUTERS/files

Clinton wants more early voting

June 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton will call for at least 20 days of early voting in all U.S. states in a speech in Texas on Thursday, her campaign said.

Chafee enters race, challenges Clinton

June 3, 2015

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee formally announced his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, becoming the third candidate to challenge party front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Chafee, 62, a former Republican U.S. senator as well as an independent for a short time, announced his campaign in a speech at George Mason University in Virginia, just outside Washington. He became a Democrat in 2013.

Candidates look for support in the Valley

June 3, 2015

Aaron Levie, co-founder and chief executive of Box, speaks during Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Republicans face tough competition in Florida

June 3, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, addresses an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Liberals are jumping into Bernie Sanders camp

June 3, 2015

Bernie Sanders, a socialist Senator from Vermont, launched his presidential campaign last week. So how has he been doing? Actually, better than many people have expected. Sanders has been doing well with liberals who may see his progressive charge for the White House as holding some of the essence that front-runner Hillary Clinton lacks. Clinton is still leading by 50 points, but an explosion of support for Sanders online is resonating with those who may have caught him on Late Night with Seth Meyers recently.