Tales from the Trail

Battle brewing over Guantanamo and its Chinese Muslim prisoners

October 20, 2009

A big battle is brewing over the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the Chinese Muslim inmates held there.

Amid inaction on financial bailout, blame game continues in McCain ad

September 30, 2008

PHOENIX¬† – U.S. lawmakers have yet to back a plan to try and stem the global financial crisis. But the vigorous round of finger-pointing over who is to blame for it continued on the campaign trail on Tuesday as John McCain’s camp singled out Democratic rival Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton in a new ad.

Welcome to St. Paul!

August 27, 2008

“The Daily Show” has this welcome sign for Republican convention-goers in St. Paul, as posted on flickr:

Obama touts work, patriotism in TV ad

June 19, 2008

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama touts hard work and “heartland values” in his first TV ad of the general election, which will air in several Republican-leaning states.

McCain, liberal groups roll out new TV ads

June 17, 2008

WASHINGTON — Republican candidate John McCain touts his independence from President George W. Bush and his plan to fight global warming in a new TV ad.

In critical February period, Obama outspent Clinton 3-to-1 on ads

June 2, 2008

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s almost insurmountable lead in the race for the Democratic party presidential nomination is mainly the result of a two-week period in February when he outspent rival Hillary Clinton 3-to-1 on advertising while winning nine straight state races,¬†according to a new analysis released Monday.