Tales from the Trail

Clinton and Bush are to appear on same stage, but don’t get too excited

July 2, 2015

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The Clinton and Bush political dynasties will come face to face next week in Dallas.

Bill Clinton on his foundation: ‘People refile taxes all the time’

May 6, 2015
A Clinton Foundation brooch is seen for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock

A Clinton Foundation brooch is seen for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

from The Great Debate:

A lose-lose choice for Hillary Clinton

By Bill Schneider
April 21, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton reacts while testifying on the Benghazi attacks during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to intense questioning about the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

from The Great Debate:

Mission possible? Turning Hillary Clinton into a fresh face

By Dorie Clark
April 20, 2015

U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to small business owners as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Capital City Fruit in Norfolk

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to small business owners as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Norfolk, Iowa, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Obama and Romney wrangle over welfare policy

By Eric Johnson
August 13, 2012

The Obama administration’s July change to a 1996 bipartisan welfare-to-work law has devolved into a mudslinging contest on the campaign trail.

Washington Extra – Obama’s China cloud

May 4, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Chantilly, Virginia earlier this week on May 2, 2012. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers

New Obama ad suggests Romney wouldn’t have gone after bin Laden

April 27, 2012

In advance of the May Day anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s assassination, the Obama reelection campaign is out with a new web ad, this one narrated by Bill Clinton who, echoing the words of another former president, praises Obama as “decider in chief.” The bin Laden operation was risky for Obama, Clinton says — if the intelligence was wrong or if the Navy Seals were captured or killed, “the downside would have been horrible” — but “that’s what you hire a president to do. You hire a president to make the calls when no one else can do it.”

Obama to middle class: Who loves you?

October 30, 2011

The middle class is back.

Amid the din of Republican cries of class warfare, the Occupy Wall Street movement and a fresh economic report that America’s rich are getting much, much richer, one phrase punctuated weekend remarks from President Barack Obama and his campaign strategists: the middle class.

Obama defends Libya policy during hectic New York day

March 30, 2011

President Barack Obama followed up his speech to the nation defending his Libya policy on Monday night with a whirlwind visit to New York City. He explained the policy in three network news  interviews  (ABC, NBC, CBS)  — at the city’s famed Museum of Natural History.

Former presidents Bush, Clinton team up for civility

February 21, 2011

presidentsFormer presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush are joining forces again — this time for civil discourse.