Tales from the Trail

Cain takes the lead in GOP race – poll

October 26, 2011

Businessman Herman Cain has pulled ahead of Mitt Romney and now leads the field of 2012 Republican candidates, according to a new New York Times/ CBS News poll.

“Birther” talk bubbles up again

October 24, 2011

The “birther” question rises again in a wide-ranging interview with Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry in  “Parade.”

Romney, Perry heat up stage at Las Vegas debate

October 19, 2011

In an earlier Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney delivered a composed, “nice try” when he and Rick Perry locked horns over their respective records.

Cain in the spotlight

October 18, 2011

The spotlight burns a lot brighter when you’re the one leading the field (or tied for the lead).

Cain’s ’9-9-9′ plan in focus at Republican debate

October 12, 2011

The buzz word was definitely “9-9-9″ in Tuesday’s Republican debate at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire that focused on economic issues.

Perry video batters Romney with healthcare

October 11, 2011

In his latest campaign video, Texas Governor Rick Perry takes direct aim at Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney over healthcare.

Some ‘Occupy DC’ protestors not happy with Obama either

October 11, 2011

By Lily Kuo

Protestors in the Washington arm of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement have another message for the 1 percent: Listen up, President Obama.

Another reason baseball is America’s game?

October 8, 2011

A speaker at the influential Values Voters Summit had a theory about why there has not been a major attack on U.S. soil by Islamic extremists since Sept. 11, 2001. And it isn’t just the hard work of U.S. intelligence agencies or the efforts of the thousands of U.S. forces who have risked their lives for 10 years.

Palin’s 2012 plan: help others defeat Obama

October 6, 2011

“I apologize to those whom are disappointed in this decision…  But I believe that they, when they take a step back, will understand why the decision was made and understand that really you don’t need a title to make a difference in this country,”  Sarah Palin said on Fox New after closing the door to a 2012 presidential campaign.

Hey, wavering Republicans – file by Halloween, or turn into a pumpkin

September 28, 2011

A January 31 Florida primary would offer a big treat for anyone tired of the ‘will she/won’t he’ speculation about possible new entries to the Republican presidential field — a hard deadline, on Halloween.