Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Flynn Regularly Spreads Fake News

Incoming Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn “has used social media to promote a series of outrageous conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and their inner circles in recent months — pushing dubious factoids at least 16 times [...]

Is Growing List of Candidates Helping Giuliani?

First Read: “Every day, it seems that Donald Trump’s secretary of state list keeps expanding — yesterday was Jon Huntsman’s turn in the spotlight. But here is something to chew on: Is this expanding list all about helping Rudy Giuliani, [...]

Conway Still Mulling Which Job to Take

Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told the Washington Post that she is considering leading a group being formed that will provide “a surround-sound super structure” to bolster the new administration’s political and policy goals. Conway said that she “is still [...]

Trump May Tap Another General for Cabinet

Retired Marine General John Kelly “has emerged as the top contender to lead President-elect Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security,” Politico reports. “Kelly, 66, whose military career spanned more than four decades, retired earlier this year as the chief of [...]

Big Majority Think Christie Should Have Stood Trial

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind poll finds that 71% of New Jersey voters believe Gov. Chris Christie (R) should have been a defendant in the recently concluded Bridgegate trial. Just 18% of voters approve of Christie’s job performance, while [...]

Trump’s Takeover of the GOP Begins

Politico: “His staffers are lining up to run for offices up and down the ballot. Loyalists are looking to dislodge state party leaders who are perceived as insufficiently committed to the president-elect. And a top Trump aide has emerged as [...]

Trump’s Carrier Deal Is Very Popular

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 60% of voters overwhelmingly view President-elect Donald Trump’s negotiations with Carrier — which resulted in about 1,000 manufacturing jobs remaining in Indiana rather than moving to Mexico — as an appropriate use of [...]

More Clinton Voters Were Reluctant to Vote for Her

A new George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 24% of Hillary Clinton voters said they were “reluctant” in their vote as compared to just 20% of Donald Trump voters. Meanwhile, 75% of Clinton voters said they were “definite” in [...]

Half of Detroit’s Votes Ineligible for Recount

“Michigan’s largest county voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, but officials couldn’t reconcile vote totals for 610 of 1,680 precincts during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month,” the Detroit News reports. “Most of those are in [...]

Freedom Caucus Will Oppose GOP Obamacare Plan

“The Republican congressman who made his name as the instigator of John Boehner’s ouster last year was set to take the reins of the House Freedom Caucus on Monday night. And first up on Rep. Mark Meadows’ to-do list: Torpedoing [......

Bob Dole Set Up Taiwan Call

The phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen had been arranged by Bob Dole, the former Republican senator and presidential nominee, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Pentagon Buried Evidence of $125 Billion In Waste

“The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget,” according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by [...]

House Republicans Push Back on Trump Trade Threat

“House Republican leaders signaled on Monday that they would not support President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to impose a heavy tax on companies that move jobs overseas, the first significant confrontation over the conservative economic orthodoxy that Mr. Trump relishes trampling,” [...]

Biden Says He Would Run In 2020

Vice President Joe Biden told CNBC that he may run for president in 2020. Said Biden: “Yeah, I am. I am going to run in 2020. For president. And also, you know so, what the hell man, anyway.” He added: [...]

Why Kushner Got Payback Against Christie

Vanity Fair looks at why Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is believed to have sunk Gov. Chris Christie’s chances at a job in the new administration: Much has been made of Kushner’s familial loyalty even within the Trump campaign, as [...]

Democrats Pressure Heitkamp and Manchin to Stay Put

“Senior Senate Democrats are putting pressure on their red-state colleagues to turn down any offer from Donald Trump to serve in his administration, warning that their party could suffer if they join forces with the incoming president,” CNN reports. “Democrats [...]

Scott Won’t Run for South Carolina Governor

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said he has ruled out a bid for South Carolina governor in 2018, the Spartanburg Herald Journal reports. Said Scott: “The more I pray, the more I am comfortable that where I am is where I [...]

GOP Elector Won’t Vote for Trump

A Republican member of the Electoral College wrote in the New York Times that he will not be casting his vote for Donald Trump. Said Christopher Suprun: “The election of the next president is not yet a done deal. Electors [...]

Gore Meets with Trump to Discuss Climate Change

“Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a ‘productive’ session,” Reuters reports. Gore “spent about [...]

Trump Called a ‘Conspiracy Theorist’

CNN media critic Brian Stelter called President-elect Donald Trump “a conspiracy theorist,” according to Politico. Stelter said Trump “latched on to a number of theories” during the campaign, including an unsubstantiated claim that he saw thousands of Muslims in New [...]

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