Tales from the Trail

Cain’s ’9-9-9′ plan in focus at Republican debate

October 12, 2011

The buzz word was definitely “9-9-9″ in Tuesday’s Republican debate at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire that focused on economic issues.

Perry speaks about his faith and failings

September 15, 2011

The subject was faith not policy in Republican presidential frontrunner Rick Perry’s  speech at Liberty University.

Perry says stimulus didn’t create jobs; CBO says it did

September 13, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry, front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, said on Monday President Barack Obama’s  economic stimulus program  created “zero” jobs.

Perry vs. rivals in Republican debate

September 8, 2011

There were eight candidates in the first big Republican debate of the 2012 campaign season.

Obama focus on policy, not polls – White House

September 7, 2011

The White House is downplaying several new polls showing President Obama’s job approval ratings plunging to new lows along with rising public concern over high unemployment and the sluggish economy.

2012 candidates woo voters on Labor Day

September 5, 2011

Labor Day is no day off for President Barack Obama and the Republicans who want his job. The holiday to pay tribute to American workers traditionally marks the start of the general election campaign. And although 15 months remain before the 2012 election, you’ll find the 2012 White House hopefuls on the road Monday hoping to score points with voters.

Huntsman in the ‘middle’ in 2012 Republican field

August 22, 2011

Jon Huntsman is counting on right-of-center politics to give him an advantage  in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination,   despite polls showing him trailing far behind  the favorites in a crowded field.

Republicans warm up in Iowa debate

August 12, 2011

Things got a little heated between Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty during the Republican debate in Ames, Iowa.

Bachmann sits out Newsweek photo debate

August 10, 2011

Sexist, biased or just a bad editorial decision?

Whatever it is,  White House hopeful Michele Bachmann is not engaging in the debate  (at least publicly) over the appropriateness of a Newsweek cover photo of her that has generated a lot of buzz.

Palin’s take on S&P downgrade

August 9, 2011

“Many commonsense Americans like myself  saw this day coming,” Sarah Palin says of the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and the fallout in the markets.