Tales from the Trail

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.

Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton’s fake followers

July 2, 2015


Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton and many other presidential hopefuls are haunted by fake followers on Twitter.

Jeb Bush raises questions about Obama’s Iran negotiations

July 2, 2015


Jeb Bush is skeptical about U.S.-led negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

Clinton and Bush are to appear on same stage, but don’t get too excited

July 2, 2015


The Clinton and Bush political dynasties will come face to face next week in Dallas.

Hillary Clinton lowers her guard – at least a bit

By Alana Wise
July 1, 2015

When presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton and her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, exchanged emails while Clinton was secretary of state, they seemed more like work friends than clinically professional colleagues.

Governor Christie announces 2016 Republican presidential bid

June 30, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Christie formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Livingston, New Jersey

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally announces his campaign at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid