Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Town Hall Project

The Town Hall Project is keeping track of town hall meetings by lawmakers across the entire country.

GOP Wants Elizabeth Warren as Face of the Democrats

Politico: “Party strategists believe the liberal Massachusetts senator’s brand of politics is a serious turnoff to voters outside the coasts — and will be a liability for at least five Democrats up for reelection in states President Donald Trump easily [...]

Gillibrand Predicts Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed

One way or another, Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) predicted, Politico reports. “The New York Democrat said either Gorsuch will garner 60 votes or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will rewrite the [...]

The GOP Will Be Judged for 50 Years on Trump

Joe Scarborough: “The Republican Party needs to know that there is going to be a time after Donald Trump, and they are going to be judged for the next 50 years on how they respond to the challenges today.” Stephen [...]

Big Majority Is Worried the U.S. Will Get Into a Major War

A new NBC News|SurveyMonkey online poll finds that 66% of Americans are worried that the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years while 33% are not worried. Other interesting findings: 43% of Americans [...]

GOP Ignores Protests At Its Peril

Rich Lowry: “It’s beginning to look like August 2009 in reverse. In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with hostile questions. It was an early sign of the [...]

Trump Would Reconsider Bannon’s Role If Asked

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that if President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration,” the Wall [...]

GOP Lawmaker Defends Trump Before Rowdy Crowd

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) “fended off a crowd of protesters at a town hall Tuesday, trying to assure a rowdy audience that he doesn’t fall in line with President Trump on every issue,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Said Carter: [...]

Russian Diplomat’s Death Needs More Study

“The cause and manner of death of Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia’s U.N. mission and died [...]

Quote of the Day

“They had their shot in the election… But in this country when you win the election you get to make policy. I always remind people, winners make policy and losers go home.” — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted [.....

NSC Staffer Quits Over Trump’s ‘Disturbing’ Actions

The spokesman for the National Security Council says President Trump’s “disturbing” and repeated attempts to undermine the U.S. intelligence community prompted him to resign last week, the Huffington Post reports. “In a scorching Washington Post column published Monday, Edward Price [...]

The Most Dangerous Man In Politics

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Trump Has Lied Every Day of His Presidency

“Donald Trump has been president for all or part of 33 days. He has averaged four falsehoods or misleading statements a day(!) in that time. There hasn’t been a single day of Trump’s presidency in which he has said nothing [...]

New Rules Allow Far More Deportations

The Department of Homeland Security “released a set of documents translating President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security into policy, bringing a major shift in the way the agency enforces the nation’s immigration laws,” the New York Times [...]

Jay Inslee for President?

“The turbulent early weeks of President Donald Trump’s White House have had an unexpected side effect: boosting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s national profile,” the Seattle Times reports. “Among Democrats searching for new leaders after taking their own thumping in November, [...]

The President Will See You Now

Just published: The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years by Peggy Grande. People interviews the author, who was Reagan’s longtime assistant: Once he was in his office entertaining visitors – as he [...]

A Broken Century

David Brooks: “Most of us came of age in the last half of the 20th century and had our perceptions of “normal” formed in that era. It was, all things considered, an unusually happy period. No world wars, no Great [...]

Bill Seeks Political Balance Among University Professors

Des Moines Register: “A bill in the Iowa Senate seeks to achieve greater political diversity among professors at the state’s Board of Regents universities. Senate File 288 would institute a hiring freeze until the number of registered Republicans and Democrats [...]

Can Anyone Really Speak for Trump?

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Democrats Will Finally Pick Their New Chair

NBC News: “The Democratic National Committee will pick a new chairman in Atlanta on Saturday — the last possible weekend allowed by the party’s charter, which states the election must be held ‘prior to March 1’ following an election. The [...]

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