Tales from the Trail

As politicians come to North Carolina, Edwards goes to Disneyworld

April 29, 2008

While Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton criss-cross North Carolina hunting for votes ahead of the May 6 Democratic primary election, one prominent resident of the state is missing: John Edwards.rtr1wh8r.jpg

Clinton takes aim at Obama, Big Oil

April 28, 2008

GRAHAM, N.C. – Offering Americans a summer tax holiday from soaring gasoline prices as another example of why she is the best candidate for president, Sen. Hillary Clinton took aim on Monday atĀ her Democratic Party rival Sen. Barack Obama.

Clinton to Obama: How about a debate on a flatbed truck?

April 28, 2008

rtr1zt7f.jpgWILMINGTON, N.C. – Hillary Clinton, invoking the drama of a lusty street fight, repeated her challenge to Barack Obama for a debate free of moderators or a set agenda.

On field of dreams, Clinton mangles metaphor

April 26, 2008

hillary-in-south-bend.jpgSOUTH BEND, INDIANA – Sports are a natural metaphor for political campaigns — both have winners and losers, competing teams, and a final score.

Bowling on the Clinton plane

April 26, 2008

Journalists and staffers “bowl” tennis balls down the aisle of Democratic presidential candidateĀ Hillary Clinton’s campaign plane as it takes off from Gary, Indiana, on Friday night.

Handshake not enough to win over bar patrons

April 26, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stopped in a sports bar in Gary, Indiana, on Friday, but these two customers who shook her hand said that wasn’t necessarily enough to win their votes.

Clinton challenges Obama to more debates

April 26, 2008

hillary.jpgEAST CHICAGO, Ind. – Democratic presidential candidates have held more than 20 debates. Evidently that’s not enough for Hillary Clinton.

Obama again refutes pastor’s comments, emphasizes roots

April 25, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama refuted controversial comments by his Chicago pastor again on Friday and sought to play up his own origins in an effort to combat perceptions that he is an “elitist”.

Hillary Clinton declares war on paperwork

April 25, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Say goodbye to the FAFSA form if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

Democrats, Republicans agree McCain is a ‘natural’

April 24, 2008

WASHINGTON – In a rare display of political harmony, Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee came together on behalf of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.rtr1ik2w.jpg