Tales from the Trail

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Twitter collection: Cruz fires spokesman over misleading ad about Rubio

February 22, 2016

In a campaign shake up late Monday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced that he asked for the resignation of his spokesman, Rick Tyler. The issue at hand was a campaign ad that falsely showed rival Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible. Tyler apologized on Sunday for posting an "inaccurate story," but Cruz wasted no time in firing him the next day. Cruz's main opponent, Donald Trump, also wasted no time in taking to Twitter to draw attention to the issue and bash Cruz over the dishonesty-- and Trump isn't the only voice setting Twitter ablaze over the story. Here's a look:

Play Reuters’ ‘White House Run’ to get a new view of the 2016 vote

February 22, 2016

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Do people vote with their hearts, heads, wallets? Do they vote for the person who best personifies their beliefs, or the person who shares their goals and priorities? When casting their secret ballot for president, are people quietly asking themselves who they’d rather have a beer with?

When the election became a point of disgust

February 21, 2016

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump points into the crowd while accompanied by his daughter Ivanka (L) and his wife Melania (R) at his 2016 South Carolina presidential primary night victory rally in Spartanburg, South Carolina February 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ted Cruz, Guardian of the Land

February 20, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a campaign event at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina February 19, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Survey respondents dub presidential candidates ‘loser,’ ‘robotic,’ ‘weak.’

February 18, 2016

Insults between candidates in the 2016 presidential race have been de rigueur, but it’s not always the loudest insults that stick.

Jeb Bush’s gun tweet ricochets

February 17, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted a photo Tuesday of what appeared to be a handgun, with his name and title engraved on the top of the weapon. The photo bore the caption “America.” Gun control legislation has been a critical issue in the Republican primary campaign, with candidates vying to prove their pro-gun bona fides.

Wait, does that video show Bernie Sanders getting arrested?

February 16, 2016

Newly analyzed video footage of a Chicago protest in 1963 could bolster Bernie Sanders’ claims to have been a long-time champion of civil rights.

#HillaryBarks, Twitter mocks

February 16, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she meets with civil rights leaders at the National Urban League in the Manhattan borough of New York City, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

O Canada! Rubio campaign ad featuring Vancouver stirs derision

February 16, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign town hall at Dorchester Boat Club in Summerville, South Carolina February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX278UQ

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign town hall at Dorchester Boat Club in Summerville, South Carolina, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A Trump on the Supreme Court? Cruz spars with frontrunner over vacancy

February 14, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Ted Cruz, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio pause for a moment of silence in honor of deceased Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia before the start  of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville, South Carolina February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTX26TLF

Senator Ted Cruz, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio pause for a moment of silence in honor of deceased Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia before the start of the Republican debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst