Tales from the Trail

Ted Cruz-es through the South in bid to intimidate rivals

December 22, 2015
Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland  February 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4RBW7

Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are best of frenemies

December 12, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, businessman Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson talk during a commercial break in the midst of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1HTQ

Republican presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson talk during a commercial break in the midst of the second official Republican presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – RTS1HTQ

After closed-door criticism, Cruz tries to win Trump back

December 11, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a 2nd Amendment Coalition announcement at CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa, December 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a 2nd Amendment Coalition announcement at CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

Glossing over Muslim stance, Trump gets a union endorsement

December 11, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Donald Trump picked up his first endorsement of a union, notching the support of a law enforcement group that represents more than 1,000 officers in New Hampshire.

from The Great Debate:

Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess

November 18, 2015

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump takes interviews in the spin room after the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck - RTS6EQX

Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump n the spin room after the Republican presidential candidate debate held by Fox Business Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Darren Hauck

from The Great Debate:

Carly Fiorina’s disgust is written all over her face

November 4, 2015

Though key issues may vary, a candidate’s signature facial expressions rarely do. In Carly Fiorina’s case, she dominates the field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders in one particular look: It signals disgust. With a lower-lip depressor movement, her lower lip pulls down and out, causing the lip to stretch wider and the chin to momentarily flatten.

from The Great Debate:

Modern politics: Public is more partisan, parties are more powerless

November 3, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of  the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Senator Ted Cruz pose before the GOP debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Pistol-packing Donald likes to be unpredictable

October 29, 2015

Republican Donald Trump says he carries a gun… Sometimes a lot.

During the third Republican debate on CNBC, Trump told moderators that he might feel better going into the office if his employees carried guns to the workplace, before touting his own gun-toting ways.

from The Great Debate:

Primaries are what keep the GOP out of the White House

October 28, 2015

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Carson gestures towards Trump during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures towards Donald Trump (R) during the second official GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump’s teeny tiny $1-million loan from daddy

October 26, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show in New York

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show in New York, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Eisen/NBC’s TODAY/Handout