Tales from the Trail

Clinton tries to ring 3 a.m. alarm again

April 3, 2008

To great effect during the Texas primary, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton ran a television ad arguing that she was best able to handle a late night national security crisis if elected to the White House. Now she’s gone back to that well again.

Clinton pitches novel plan to decide race with Obama

April 2, 2008

PHILADELPHIA – Sen. Hillary Clinton jolted reporters to attention on Tuesday, walking into a news conference with a solemn expression and declaring that “this has been fool1.jpga very hard fought race.”

Clinton comes out fighting in Philadelphia

April 2, 2008

rocky1.jpgPHILADELPHIA – Visiting Philadelphia, presidential contender Hillary Clinton couldn’t resist evoking the image of the city’s fictional boxing hero Rocky Balboa , who famously struggled to go the distance in his first big bout.

Democrats mix criticism of McCain with praise

April 2, 2008

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Republican Sen. John McCain’s personal narrative as a war hero in Vietnam has Democrats treading carefully when they criticize him. 

Chelsea Clinton dismisses “Monica” question

March 26, 2008

Campaigning for her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton answers lots of questions from potential voters at campaign events but never from reporters.rtr1xusd.jpg

Clinton: See this as a job interview, but ignore the hair

March 25, 2008

UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania – U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants voters to see the Democratic nomination race as an interview, and she says her resume of experience means she’s the right person for the job.

Richardson endorsement: just for Hispanics?

March 22, 2008

obama-richardson.jpgSALEM, Ore. – Conventional wisdom suggests New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama ‘s bid for the Democratic nomination matters most among Hispanic voters where, as a Hispanic himself, Richardson could have most influence.

Obama picks his basketball Final Four

March 20, 2008

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – For many U.S. sports fans, March is the time to obsess over men’s college basketball and the science of “bracketology,” in which fans predict the winner of each game in the 64-team, end-of-season tournament. 

Clinton, Obama action figures can battle it out at home

March 20, 2008


NEW YORK – While  not exactly the epic Star Wars battle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, the heated contest for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president is spawning its own cadre of action figures that can debate right in your living room.

Clinton heads to Michigan to press case for re-vote

March 19, 2008

WESTCHESTER, New York – Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has made a last-minute change to her campaign schedule, adding a stop in Michigan on Wednesday to push lawmakers to organize a re-do of the state’s primary election.