Tales from the Trail

Tracking candidates’ guns

September 8, 2015

Did you know that South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has one of the largest gun collections, which includes an AR-15 rifle, of all the Republican presidential candidates? Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee’s love of guns may seem obvious given the title of his book ‘God, Guns, Grits and Gravy’, but a survey by British newspaper the Telegraph provides a closer look at his private arsenal.

South Carolina’s governor not playing favorites among ‘friends’ running for president

May 6, 2015
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama upon Obama's arrival in Columbia, South Carolina March 6, 2015. Also pictured are Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (L) and a Secret Service agent (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama upon Obama’s arrival in Columbia, South Carolina March 6, 2015. Also pictured are Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (L) and a Secret Service agent (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Santorum staffer questions whether God wants women presidents

January 18, 2012

A staffer in Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign is under fire for an email suggesting a female commander-in-chief could be at odds with the Bible’s teachings.

Steele staying put

July 9, 2010

steele2“I ain’t going anywhere,” Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said on Thursday, in response to calls for his resignation from critics in his own party, MSNBC reported.

GOP’s Steele – political elite has been blind-sided

February 4, 2010

Recent electoral wins have pulled the Republican Party out of a tailspin that started at the height of its power in 1994, but it will be well-selected local candidates, more than the national party, that drives the agenda in November’s mid-term elections.

Book? What book? GOP asks Steele

January 9, 2010

steeleRepublican Party Chairman Michael Steele is once again at odds with his party. This time it’s for calling for active opposition of the Obama agenda. What’s wrong with that, you ask. Well, he did it in a book. A book GOP leaders knew nothing about until it hit the shelves.