Tales from the Trail

Loves labor most: Clinton picks up endorsement, Sanders grabs volunteers

September 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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).

Union leader sees opportunity in Romney’s dismissal of the “47 percent”

September 18, 2012

Democrats have reacted gleefully to the release of Mitt Romney’s secretly videotaped dismissal of 47 percent of American voters – whom he identified as supporters of President Barack Obama – as victims who do not pay their share or “care for their lives.”

Pro-Obama super PAC, labor group launch $4 million Spanish ad campaign

By Eric Johnson
June 11, 2012

A super PAC supporting Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and the nation’s largest health care and property services labor union on Monday launched a Spanish language television advertisement campaign highlighting “working Latinos’ reactions” to certain statements presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has made on the campaign trail.

Obama sounds the alarm for clean energy

February 16, 2010

OBAMA/President Barack Obama sounded the alarm on Tuesday as he made his push for more nuclear power in the U.S. energy mix — literally.

Looking under the hood of “Cadillac” usage in healthcare debate

January 12, 2010

For car buffs, “Cadillac” and healthcare are probably not a natural mix, even in the context of financing.

Who speaks for the Republican Party?

February 27, 2009

USAWASHINGTON – For Americans United for Change, the left-leaning political action group that worked to defeat President George W. Bush’s Social Security private accounts proposal, it’s conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh.