Tales from the Trail

Among Latinos, Cruz is not on fire

June 5, 2015

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) greets attendees as he arrives to speak at the Tea Party Patriots “Exempt America from Obamacare” rally on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in this September 10, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

from The Great Debate:

How the GOP went ‘Psycho,’ and how to fix it

By Craig Shirley
June 5, 2015

Camera crews set up for Universal Studios' "Best Psycho Shower Scene Scream" contest at the Bates Mo..

Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." REUTERS/Archives

It is hard to describe just how bad things are for the Republican Party. Each day it looks more and more like the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho.

Cruz apologizes for joke about Biden

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz apologized on Wednesday for making a joke about Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, whose son died on the weekend.

Jeb Bush’s long hello

June 4, 2015

Jeb Bush will announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on June 15 in Miami, finally jumping into the crowded field after a chorus of criticism about how he is handling his non-campaign and moving to shore up flagging support.

Graham concerned about cyber threats

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shakes hands with supporters after announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Central, South Carolina June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Rick Perry announces he is running for president

June 4, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, addresses attendees during an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

DOJ not moving to regulate massive fundraising

By Michelle Conlin
June 4, 2015

White House hopefuls raking in record amounts of money in the 2016 presidential race are already being accused by watchdog groups of breaking campaign fundraising laws.

from The Great Debate:

Is 2016 the year of the Republican ‘clown car’?

By Bill Schneider
June 4, 2015

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Top row, left to right: Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum. Bottow row, left to right: Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz. REUTERS/files

Clinton wants more early voting

June 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton will call for at least 20 days of early voting in all U.S. states in a speech in Texas on Thursday, her campaign said.

Chafee enters race, challenges Clinton

June 3, 2015

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee formally announced his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, becoming the third candidate to challenge party front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Chafee, 62, a former Republican U.S. senator as well as an independent for a short time, announced his campaign in a speech at George Mason University in Virginia, just outside Washington. He became a Democrat in 2013.