Tales from the Trail

from The Great Debate:

The art of spin: Pulling victory from New Hampshire’s jaws of defeat

By David Greenberg
February 11, 2016

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with her daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, to speak to supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hilllary Clinton arrives with her daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at her final New Hampshire primary rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

In New Hampshire, Clinton asks women to ‘lean in’ to her candidacy

February 8, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined onstage by senators Al Franken (C) and Jeanne Shaheen (L) at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined onstage by senators Al Franken (C) and Jeanne Shaheen (L) at a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

From Trump, shaming protesters has become part of his routine

January 10, 2016

An audience member holds up signs as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Claremont, New Hampshire January 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX216SW

An audience member holds up signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Claremont, New Hampshire January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Clinton campaign selling complicated Wall Street reform proposal

November 17, 2015
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young - RTS73OS

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (R) participate in the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Biden chides Clinton as he bows out of 2016 race

October 21, 2015

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.”

Gay rights group shows love for Biden, keeps a special spot for Hillary

October 4, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs before speaking to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs before speaking to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign Breakfast in Washington, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Billionaire environmentalist calls for Democratic debate on climate change

September 25, 2015

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:

Meet the angriest man running for president – no it’s not Trump

By Dan Hill
September 16, 2015

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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.

Loves labor most: Clinton picks up endorsement, Sanders grabs volunteers

September 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A week in politics: Taking off the gloves

September 4, 2015

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.