Tales from the Trail

Campaign debates over sexism, racism, ageism rage on

June 17, 2008

obama5.jpgNEW YORK – One thing seems certain in the race for the White House — the debate that the campaigns have sparked on sexism, racism and ageism in the United States is nowhere near resolved.

McCain, Obama on pocketbook issues — their own

June 13, 2008

WASHINGTON – If the way someone runs their household accounts is any indication of how they would run the federal government’s, voters might want to look at rtx6ung.jpgthe financial disclosure statements released Friday by White House contenders John McCain and Barack Obama.

McCain the reluctant hero inspires young

June 13, 2008

mccain-hero.jpgNEW YORK – Republican John McCain, who spent several years in a prison camp in Vietnam and declined offers to be released before his comrades, said on Thursday he did not consider himself a hero. 

List of potential running mates shrinks a bit

June 11, 2008

mccainfla.jpgWASHINGTON – While it’s a wide open question who will be the Democratic and Republican vice U.S. presidential nominees, the list of potential contenders got a bit smaller on Tuesday.

Media in tow, Obama takes stock of U.S. health care

June 10, 2008

ST. LOUIS – The doctor was in on Tuesday, as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made the rounds at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the battleground state of Missouri with a cardiac nurse.

South Dakota voters talk issues with Clinton

June 3, 2008

RAPID CITY, S.D. - While pundits pondered the intricacies of how Hillary Clinton might drop out of the presidential race, voters in South Dakota greeted the candidate on Monday in a traditional style by talking about issues that affect their lives.

Far from key Democratic decision-making, Clinton carries on

May 31, 2008

puerto.jpgGUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Miles from the Democratic Party’s machinations to decide whether she will get her votes counted in the disputed primaries of Florida and Michigan, Hillary Clinton on Saturday smiled and clapped her way through the streets and small towns of Puerto Rico.

Media-battered Clinton calls for greater scrutiny

May 29, 2008

hillary1.jpgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As a Democratic presidential candidate, New York senator and former first lady, Hillary Clinton has had her share of media scrutiny. Still, she says the news media should become a more aggressive public watchdog.

Democrats may need time to heal, Richardson says

May 27, 2008

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Democrats will eventually unite once the hard-fought presidential nomination battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is resolved but that process may take time, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said on Monday. 

Clinton says time to “move on” from Obama’s pastor crisis

May 4, 2008

hillary-pic.jpgINDIANAPOLIS – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday it was time to move beyond the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.