Tales from the Trail

Snowden joins Twitter to an avalanche of support

September 29, 2015

Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of several U.S. government surveillance programs, amassed more than 400,000 followers in just three hours on Tuesday when he launched his new Twitter account.

Jeb Bush and Stephen Colbert play it nice on ‘Late Show’ debut

September 9, 2015

Stephen Colbert, the former  self-declared “conservative narcissistic conservative pundit” , now “just a narcissist,” debuted on Tuesday night on CBS’ Late Show, where he will try to fill the rather big shoes of his predecessor, David Letterman.

Tracking candidates’ guns

September 8, 2015

Did you know that South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has one of the largest gun collections, which includes an AR-15 rifle, of all the Republican presidential candidates? Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee’s love of guns may seem obvious given the title of his book ‘God, Guns, Grits and Gravy’, but a survey by British newspaper the Telegraph provides a closer look at his private arsenal.

A week in politics: Taking off the gloves

September 4, 2015

It was a week of hostilities in the GOP presidential arena. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump traded virtual punches on camera, with both campaigns releasing aggressive video ads. Bush even resorted to his language skills to discredit the real estate magnate. Trump later fired back telling Bush, who is bilingual, he should stop speaking Spanish.

Are we an electorate or are we an audience?

July 27, 2015
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a news conference near the U.S.-Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A week in politics; a surge for Sanders

July 10, 2015

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Sometimes, it takes an outsider. Hillary Clinton may still be the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination, but this was a particularly good week for rival Bernie Sanders.

Election shines light on long path to post-racial America

November 8, 2012

So much for post-racial. Supporters watch as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, Nov. 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supporters watch as U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates his re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, Nov. 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama takes a break from debate prep – at the Hoover Dam

October 2, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama took a break from preparing for Wednesday night’s debate with a quick visit to the Hoover Dam.

Romney’s problems with minority voters extend to Asians, study shows

September 25, 2012

Republican Mitt Romney’s problems appealing to minority voters extends beyond blacks and Hispanics, with Asian-Americans also heavily favoring Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election on Nov. 6.

This election, abortion rights activists are looking for just a few good women

September 19, 2012

This fall, there is going to be a relatively small group of women voters who may be very, very sick of hearing from NARAL Pro-Choice America by Election Day on Nov. 6.