Tales from the Trail

And the leader of the poll pack ….

July 27, 2015

When it comes to the polls, Donald Trump is the man of the moment. The outspoken presidential aspirant moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday.  A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found a similar surge for Trump, with the businessman surging into the lead for his party’s nomination. The survey found that he had  almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service.  Significantly, support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed by the Washington Post-ABC following those comments.

from The Great Debate:

What the latest presidential polls tell us – hint, it’s not who’s going to win

By Bill Schneider
July 21, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

A week in politics; a surge for Sanders

July 10, 2015


Sometimes, it takes an outsider. Hillary Clinton may still be the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination, but this was a particularly good week for rival Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton’s union problem

July 10, 2015


Hillary Clinton’s meeting with AFL-CIO leaders later this month will underscore just how much ground she has to make up with unions that are flatly angry at the presidential candidate over her recent policy stances (or lack thereof).

from The Great Debate:

How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

By Alan Chin
July 8, 2015

Almost everywhere that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigns in his quest for the Democratic nomination for president, crowds overflow to standing room and in some cases out the doors.

Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton’s fake followers

July 2, 2015


Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton and many other presidential hopefuls are haunted by fake followers on Twitter.

Hillary Clinton lowers her guard – at least a bit

July 1, 2015

When presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton and her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, exchanged emails while Clinton was secretary of state, they seemed more like work friends than clinically professional colleagues.

For Clinton staffers, press wrangling comes with a side of modeling

June 29, 2015

grillarySome faces familiar to the campaign reporters following Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton have begun cropping up in the campaign’s online shop as press aides moonlight as models.

What does a group of Clinton supporters in deep-red Alaska look like?

June 26, 2015

REUTERS/Emily Flitter

ANCHORAGE – Here is what a early Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer meeting looks like in Alaska:

from The Great Debate:

Why a younger Hillary Clinton may never have had a chance

By Chloe Angyal
June 18, 2015

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Des Moines

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young