Tales from the Trail

The Oscars, an evening of golden statues and golden donors – to Democrats

February 24, 2012

In a presidential election year, the Oscar statuettes are not the only gold-plated figures at Hollywood’s annual Academy Awards ceremony. The audience on Sunday will be sprinkled with big political donors — at least to Democrats.

URL mischief crops up on the campaign front

May 6, 2011

It’s early in the 2012 presidential election campaign, but dirty tricks are alive and well, at least on the Internet.

Paint Texas blue? Kaine won’t guarantee it

January 21, 2009

WASHINGTON – New Democratic Party head Tim Kaine wants to continue to win territory from Republicans, but he’s not ready to guarantee victory in George W. Bush’s home state.

Obama campaign looks for dollars to help retire DNC debt

November 10, 2008

WASHINGTON – The 2008 campaign is over and while President-elect Barack Obama shattered pretty much every fundraising record in the book, he’s still looking for a buck or two.

Dean not expected to seek another term as DNC chairman

November 10, 2008

WASHINGTON – Howard Dean seems ready to move on as chairman of the Democratic party after a successful four-year stint that included twice helping his colleagues win Congress and recapture the White House.

Inside the Tent: Winning trust on the Middle East

August 28, 2008

In the hours before Barack Obama‘s acceptance speech at Invesco Field in Denver, Yoel Lefkowitz talks about what he wants to hear the candidate, and what it will take to win the support of Brooklyn’s Hasidic community.

Al Jazeera reception less than Golden in Colorado

August 28, 2008

DENVER – The English-language channel of the Arabic news network Al Jazeera is getting a Colorado reception as frosty as a cold Coors Light.

Inside the Tent: Clinton’s supporters in Denver

August 28, 2008

The following video was made by Huffington Post’s Off the Bus, a partner in the Reuters Inside the Tent project.

Greek gods, a birthday billboard and other Denver nuggets

August 28, 2008

And the Obama campaign thought their biggest worry was getting the right mix of substance and style in tonight’s big speech. Not so much.

Ever the writer, Obama took hands-on role in preparing big speech

August 28, 2008

DENVER – Democrat Barack Obama spent long hours crafting the speech in which he will make history by formally accepting his party’s presidential nomination.