Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire


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No Record Jeb Bush Voted In 2008

New York Times: “In the final stretch of the 2008 presidential campaign, Jeb Bush appeared in a television ad urging Floridians to support John McCain, the Republican nominee, at the polls… But according to voting records from Miami-Dade County, where [...] The post No Record Jeb Bush Voted In 2008 appeared first on Political Wire.

House Finally Approves Homeland Security Funding

“The House voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a months-long impasse over President Obama’s immigration policies and averting a weekend shutdown at the agency,” The Hill reports. “The vote highlighted the rift in the GOP over [...] The post House Finally Approves Homeland Security Funding appeared first on Political Wire.

Monica Lewinsky Will Give TED Talk

“Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern at the center of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, will continue her reentry into public life with a TED talk in late March,” CNN reports. Lewinsky’s remarks will focus on making “a safer [...] The post Monica Lewinsky Will Give TED Talk appeared first on Political Wire.

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“We often hear that words can’t hurt you. But that’s simply not true… Words do hurt. Words can kill. That has been proven right here in our home state.” – Former Sen. John Danforth (R-MO), quoted by the St. Louis [...] The post Extra Bonus Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Do Democrats Have a Plan B?

Jill Lawrence: “Far be it from me to underestimate Hillary Clinton. She’s weathered scandals, tragedies, her husband’s affairs and impeachment and her own wrenching primary loss to Barack Obama to become her party’s leading 2016 presidential prospect by a mile. [...] The post Do Democrats Have a Plan B? appeared first on Political Wire.

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States… and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to [...] The post Bonus Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Netanyahu Warns Deal Paves Iran’s Path to Bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “forcefully argued against a nuclear deal with Iran, telling a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday that such an agreement would have the opposite effect of what the international community intends because it would effectively supply [...] The post Netanyahu Warns Deal Paves Iran’s Path to Bomb appeared first on Political Wire.

Petraeus Strikes Plea Deal Over Leaking Classified Data

“David Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A,” the New York Times [...] The post Petraeus Strikes Plea Deal Over Leaking Classified Data appeared first on Political Wire.

Boehner Caves on Homeland Security Funding

Speaker John Boehner “told his restive flock Tuesday that he will allow a vote on a clean Homeland Security spending bill later today, citing concerns about terrorism and pinning blame on the Senate for failing to pass limits on President [...] The post Boehner Caves on Homeland Security Funding appeared first on Political Wire.

Rauner Says New Jersey Is a ‘Disaster’

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) had some harsh words for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who campaigned hard for his election last year, the AP reports. Rauner said that New Jersey “is lost” he said the situation in the [...] The post Rauner Says New Jersey Is a ‘Disaster’ appeared first on Political Wire.

O’Reilly Caught on Tape Contradicting His Own Book

An audio recording clearly refutes claims Fox News host Bill O’Reilly “made in his 2012 book, Killing Kennedy, and again on air, that he had stood on the doorstep of the home where Lee Harvey Oswald friend George de Mohrenschildt [...] The post O’Reilly Caught on Tape Contradicting His Own Book appeared first on Political Wire.

How Republicans Can Win in 2016

A must-read: 2016 and Beyond: How Republicans Can Elect a President in the New America by Whit Ayres. “If the 2016 Republican nominee wins the same percentage of the white vote that Mitt Romney won in 2012 — 59 percent [...] The post How Republicans Can Win in 2016 appeared first on Political Wire.

McDonnell Seeks to Have Conviction Thrown Out

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) “fired the opening salvo in a bid to get his public corruption conviction thrown out, arguing in a filing that the case against him was ‘built on a boundless definition of bribery,'” the Washington [...] The post McDonnell Seeks to Have Conviction Thrown Out appeared first on Political Wire.

O’Malley Will Not Run for Senate

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced he will not run for retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) Senate seat, CNN reports. Said O’Malley: “I am hopeful and confident that very capable public servants with a desire to serve in the [...] The post O’Malley Will Not Run for Senate appeared first on Political Wire.

Christie Sinks to a New Low in New Jersey

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey in New Jersey finds just 35% of registered voters say they approve of Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) job performance, compared to 51% who disapprove. Those figures mark the lowest approval and highest disapproval [...] The post Christie Sinks to a New Low in New Jersey appeared first on Political Wire.

Quote of the Day

“Y’all have got a difficult problem.” — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, quoted by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) in The Hill, offering advice to House Republicans on their problems passing a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

A Terrible Start for Republicans

“The opening weeks of the 114th Congress have been nothing short of a disaster for Republicans, who declared upon taking control of both chambers last fall that the era of governing by crisis and fiscal cliffs was over,” The Hill [...] The post A Terrible Start for Republicans appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Only Used Personal Email at State Department

Hillary Clinton “exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record,” the New York [...]

Clinton Left Largely Defenseless Without Campaign

“Hillary Clinton is still weeks away from announcing her candidacy for president, but she’s already absorbing her share of damaging mid-campaign-style salvos from reporters and Republicans — without actual campaign staff to defend her,” Politico reports. “Clinton, backed by Cheryl [...]

Obama Says Iran Must Halt Nuclear Work for 10 Years

President Obama told Reuters that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement. [...] The post Obama Says Iran Must Halt Nuclear Work for 10 Years appeared first on Political Wire.

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