Tales from the Trail

MoveOn.org criticizes debate between Clinton, Obama as “gotcha”

April 17, 2008

WASHINGTON – MoveOn.org is taking aim at ABC News over Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, arguing the network’s moderators trivialized the issues in the campaign by asking “gotcha” questions. rtr1zkm4.jpg

Clinton says: just tell them I’m nice!

April 17, 2008

rtr1zkjz.jpgHAVERFORD, Penn. – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, trying to shore up support in Pennsylvania ahead of next week’s hotly-contested nominating vote, had some simple advice on Thursday for how to win over undecided voters.

Commentator quits radio show over Obama ‘hate’

April 11, 2008

ATLANTA – Commentator and activist Tavis Smiley has quit the syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” after 12 years because of the “hate” he got from the show’s mainly black audience over his criticism of Sen. Barack Obama, Joyner sobamaman.jpgaid.

Bill tries to provide cover for Hillary from sniper fire

April 11, 2008

WASHINGTON – Former President Bill Clinton has leaped into the debate over Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s exaggerations about her 1996 trip to Bosnia — and got his facts wrong.

Obama returns a compliment to Colin Powell

April 11, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday returned a compliment to Colin Powell after the former Bush administration secretary of state told an interviewer that he was impressed with Obama.

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