Tales from the Trail

Ted Cruz is “proud to stand with Donald Trump”

By Alana Wise
July 10, 2015

Two of the Republican Party’s most controversial figures have struck up an unlikely alliance as they both vie for the 2016 Republican Party nomination.

Democrats rename the GOP the ‘Retrumplican Party’

July 10, 2015


The national Democratic Party has found a new nickname for the GOP: “The Retrumplican Party” — after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump: ‘I’ll win the Latino vote’

July 8, 2015


Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump has described people who cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. as “rapists,” “drug runners” and “criminals.”

from The Great Debate:

How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

By Alan Chin
July 8, 2015

Almost everywhere that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigns in his quest for the Democratic nomination for president, crowds overflow to standing room and in some cases out the doors.

from The Great Debate:

Initiative before Congress aims to slash student debt

By Heather C. McGhee
July 7, 2015

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a street-theater production wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York

Demonstrators wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

from The Great Debate:

Focusing on 2016, GOP governors overlook their own states

By Bill Schneider
July 7, 2015

Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Scott Walker greets supporters at a rally for Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) in Cedar Rapids

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Christie thinks media should say ‘I’m sorry’ for Bridgegate coverage

July 6, 2015


Chris Christie wants an apology from the “liberal media” that convicted him of “heinous acts” in their coverage of  the George Washington Bridge scandal, also known as “Bridgegate.”

Jeb Bush uses his dad’s summer home as a campaign spot

July 6, 2015


There’s a beehive of 2016 campaign activity going on this week at Walker’s Point, the seaside compound in Maine that is the summer home for former President George H.W. Bush and where his son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is staying this week.

A week in politics: Clinton’s Santa and Bush’s peas

By Arlene Getz
July 3, 2015

Another week, another candidate. This time it’s New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Republican Candidate #16. Thanks to Bridgegate, he’s no longer a frontrunner — even his own constituents want him to resign as governor — but this Vox piece can tell you where he stands on issues from same-sex marriage to Social Security.

One thing Jeb Bush and Barack Obama have in common

July 2, 2015

REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Republican presidential aspirant Jeb Bush and President Barack Obama don’t want peas in their guacamole.