Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

Donald Trump is right about defense spending – and that should scare you

March 2, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1ASJ

Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

from The Great Debate:

The art of spin: Pulling victory from New Hampshire’s jaws of defeat

February 11, 2016

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with her daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, to speak to supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hilllary Clinton arrives with her daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at her final New Hampshire primary rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

In New Hampshire, Clinton asks women to ‘lean in’ to her candidacy

February 8, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined onstage by senators Al Franken (C) and Jeanne Shaheen (L) at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined onstage by senators Al Franken (C) and Jeanne Shaheen (L) at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sanders gun stance shifts, but is it enough?

January 10, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has copped criticism for his positions on gun control, now appears to be open to changing a 2005 law that shields weapons manufacturers from liability – a bill he voted for.

From Trump, shaming protesters has become part of his routine

January 10, 2016

An audience member holds up signs as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Claremont, New Hampshire January 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX216SW

An audience member holds up signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Claremont, New Hampshire January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Clinton campaign selling complicated Wall Street reform proposal

November 17, 2015
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young - RTS73OS

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

The real secret to Bernie Sanders’ success

November 12, 2015

Democrati presidential candidates U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton debate duringthe first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS4CQD

Senator Bernie Sanders (L) , REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson; Henry A. Wallace, REUTERS/Library of Congress/Harris & Ewing Collection

Billionaire environmentalist calls for Democratic debate on climate change

September 25, 2015

Hedge fund manager and environmentalist Tom Steyer, a major Democratic donor, is calling for an additional Democratic debate focused on climate change and clean energy before Iowa holds its caucuses on February 1.

from The Great Debate:

Bernie Sanders spoke at Jerry Falwell’s college – here’s the reaction he got

September 18, 2015

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Bernie Sanders found a little support even in a bastion of conservatism. ALAN CHIN

from The Great Debate:

Meet the angriest man running for president – no it’s not Trump

September 16, 2015

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What better time to gauge the emotional profile of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an avowed Socialist, than during his Labor Day speech to the AFL-CIO in New Hampshire? After all, the independent junior senator from Vermont, who’s running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, has a website home page that focuses on economics and the working class. Creating jobs, raising wages, “taking on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class” is what Sanders says his campaign is all about.