Tales from the Trail
WASHINGTON – When Vice President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he would not seek the White House in 2016, he made what appeared to be a thinly veiled criticism of Hillary Clinton, chiding Democrats who view the opposing party as the “enemy.”
Hedge fund manager and environmentalist Tom Steyer, a major Democratic donor, is calling for an additional Democratic debate focused on climate change and clean energy before Iowa holds its caucuses on February 1.
from The Great Debate:
What better time to gauge the emotional profile of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), an avowed Socialist, than during his Labor Day speech to the AFL-CIO in New Hampshire? After all, the independent junior senator from Vermont, who’s running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, has a website home page that focuses on economics and the working class. Creating jobs, raising wages, “taking on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class” is what Sanders says his campaign is all about.
It was a week of hostilities in the GOP presidential arena. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump traded virtual punches on camera, with both campaigns releasing aggressive video ads. Bush even resorted to his language skills to discredit the real estate magnate. Trump later fired back telling Bush, who is bilingual, he should stop speaking Spanish.