Tales from the Trail

Huntsman’s big day out

June 21, 2011

Jon Huntsman knew coming into Tuesday that low name recognition was a problem.

But the former Utah governor might not have expected it in the heart of his campaign on the day he announced a run for the White House.

Will the real Sarah Palin please stand up

February 11, 2011

There can be no denying that Sarah Palin is a rock star among conservatives. Even a fake version managed to gain some attention at a conservative conference that heard from some potential presidential wannabes.

from Reuters Investigates:

Spoiling the party

October 27, 2010

Last month The New York Times had a story about Arizona Republicans putting up homeless people as candidates for the Green Party in elections there. Now Murray Waas, our Barlett & Steele award winner, has a special report about Democratic Party shenanigans. 

Say hello to an average American citizen

October 8, 2010

christineChristine O’Donnell says her  “I Am Not A Witch” ad is an attempt  to reintroduce herself to the public… after some old video put a damper on her national debut.

Nicolle Wallace’s novel about White House: Eighteen Acres

August 9, 2010

Tucked inside Washington is a fenced-in, heavily guarded complex housing the president, the vice president and all their top aides. It is 18 acres of important turf and that is why Nicolle Wallace entitled her novel, “Eighteen Acres.” 

Arizona immigration law controversy hits border governors’ conference

July 17, 2010

The simmering row over Arizona’s tough-as-nails immigration law has led to a shift in venue for the U.S.-Mexico border governors’ meeting, an annual event usually characterized by unity and good will.

Bush, Cheney meet for first time since leaving office

February 26, 2010

Former President George W. Bush and his former vice president, Dick Cheney, got together Thursday for the first time since they left office in January 2009.

Dueling Carly Fiorina websites do battle

February 3, 2010

The California Democratic Party launched a website parodying former Hewlett-Packard Co chief Carly Fiorina’s credentials to run as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from California.

McCain vows to press fight against Democratic deal-making on health reform

December 21, 2009

A Senate healthcare vote in the wee hours Monday morning got Senator John McCain riled up and quoting Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones.

Palin says not focused on 2012

November 17, 2009

The 2012 presidential campaign is not on her radar screen, says 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.  But she didn’t exactly shut the door on the the possibility of making a run for the White House during her first interview to promote her book, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”