Tales from the Trail

Want to ‘Make America Great’? Here’s what it costs.

By Reuters Staff
October 16, 2015

By Megan Casella At stop after stop on the campaign trail, voters have grown used to seeing real-estate mogul Donald Trump appear wearing the same signature item: his baseball cap. “Make America Great Again,” it reads, a slogan and a clothing item Trump wants voters to remember. And he’s been spending heavily to make sure they do.

Burn notice: The candidates blowing through their money

October 16, 2015

Third quarter FEC filings are in, and in a crowded field of big spending White House hopefuls, two campaigns burned through markedly more cash than any of their other competitors.

Biden “proud” of Dems’ showing in first debate

October 14, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden was noticeably absent from last night’s first Democratic debate stage, but his once looming presence may have been shadowed after a strong debate showing by would-be rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

For Dems, a triumph of etiquette

October 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up to supporters at the end of the debate. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump: Democrats pulled punches in ‘gentle’ debate

October 14, 2015

Top Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided his potential rivals for pulling their punches against front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party’s first presidential debate.

“Who is he?”: The candidates onstage NOT named Clinton or Sanders

October 14, 2015

For millions of voters, Tuesday’s debate was their first chance to get to know the three Democratic candidates who have received the least media coverage – indeed, in all three cases, the most frequent mid-debate Google searches involving their names were simply some variant on “Who is he?”.

Chafee wants you to give him a break about Glass-Steagall

October 14, 2015

Democrats had their first swing at a pre-primary debate on Tuesday, but for former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, the night was a miss as he stumbled to defend his voting record from his time in Congress.

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Forget the debate: Two simple reasons a Republican will likely win in 2016

By Clifford Young and Julia Clark
October 14, 2015

Reporters get a tour of the room where democratic presidential candidates will debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

Reporters get a tour of the room where democratic presidential candidates will debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Raising funds on Sanders’ fire

October 14, 2015

By Megan Cassella

Known for his enthusiasm, truth-telling and off-the-cuff candor, Senator Bernie Sanders was widely expected to come away with some of the best lines of the first Democratic presidential debate.

On debate stage, Democratic candidates say Black Lives Matter

October 14, 2015

Black Lives Matter, from its start protesting police violence and racial injustice towards people of color, made it onto the Democratic debate stage on Tuesday, with several candidates explicitly referencing the group.