Tales from the Trail

Palin gets a little help from a friend, Cindy McCain

November 4, 2008

WASHINGTON – The polls and pundits may be giving Sarah Palin a bad rap, but the Republican vice presidential candidate from Alaska has one staunch defender.

Superstitious Biden sure of Pennsylvania, not others

November 3, 2008

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Joe Biden would bet his daughter’s graduate tuition on winning the battleground state of Pennsylvania, but he said he was not so sure of Ohio, Indiana or Missouri.

Obama leaves no stone unturned, hits up MTV audience

November 3, 2008

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama may be in the lead in the polls, but he’s leaving little to chance especially among younger voters.

Bush out of sight, but keeping eye on election

November 3, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, who has stayed out of the public eye in the final days before the election to choose his successor, knows his popularity has suffered, but the White House insists he will have no problem looking in the mirror when he returns to Texas.

Punk-rock feud extends beyond the grave to presidential race

November 3, 2008

Punk rock innovators the Ramones made a joyful racket, but offstage they were rarely in tune.

Last Waltz for McCain in New Hampshire?

November 3, 2008

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — On Sunday night, John McCain returned to where it all began.

McCain’s final stop: Prescott, Arizona

November 2, 2008

For John McCain, the road to the White House ends in Prescott, Arizona.

The Arizona senator caps a frantic, final day of campaigning on Monday with a midnight rally on the courthouse steps in the old territorial capital, where he has concluded his earlier campaigns for Senate.

No Republican tricks at polls: McCain camp

November 1, 2008

WASHINGTON – A flier warning that Republicans could try to intimidate voters on Tuesday in the battleground state of Pennsylvania drew a sharp rebuke from John McCain’s camp.

McCain warns of too many Democrats in Washington

November 1, 2008

Is John McCain running against Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi?

At two rallies in Virginia on Saturday, the Republican candidate slammed the House Speaker and other congressional Democrats almost as much as his rival for the White House. A President Obama would be unlikely to curb the excesses of a Congress likely to remain in Democratic hands, he warned.

Obama, McCain still asking for money just before the election

November 1, 2008

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – Fundraising never stops.

Just before Tuesday’s election, U.S. presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain aren’t only trolling for votes, they’re asking for money.