For campaign watchers, this was Trump week. After the real estate mogul announced on Tuesday that he was running for the White House, Facebook found that he was the top Republican candidate mentioned on the site. The Facebook data, which is less about popularity than about references to the individual, found that Trump’s announcement saw 3.4 million people produce 6.4 million interactions focused on him.
Tales from the Trail
WASHINGTON, Iowa – Jeb Bush says there is a role for transgender people in the U.S. military. He’s not sure what that should be, but he’s open to the idea.
Don’t call Chris Christie rich. The Clintons say they still have bills to pay. And Mike Huckabee? Despite his wealth, he was born “blue collar, not blue blood.”
U.S. senators came out overwhelmingly against torture on Tuesday, in a vote that, if largely symbolic for now, marked a strong departure from the era of “enhanced interrogation techniques” under former Republican President George W. Bush.