Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Tax Reform Without the Reform

Jonathan Chait: “The tax break for private planes is the sort of provision that is usually held up as a case for what tax reform is needed to eliminate. In this case, it is being created by tax reform. That [...]

Mueller Seeks Documents from Justice Department

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating whether President Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News reports. [...]

Next Wave of Sexual Harassment Charges Anticipated

Jonathan Swan: “Members of Congress with histories of mistreating women should be extremely nervous. Major outlets, including CNN, are dedicating substantial newsroom resources to investigating sexual harassment allegations against numerous lawmakers. A Republican source told me he’s gotten calls from [...]

Trump’s Biggest Impact Will Be the Courts

Jonathan Swan: “If Mitch McConnell’s schedule goes to plan, the week after Thanksgiving the Senate Majority Leader will confirm his ninth federal judge. That would beat President Reagan’s eight in his first year — the most in recent history. And [...]

White House Aides Divided Over Risks of Russia Probe

“Six months into a special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, White House aides and others in President Trump’s close orbit are increasingly divided in their assessments of the expanding probe and how worried administration officials [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.” — Hillary Clinton, quoted by Politico.

Publicist Who Arranged Trump Tower Meeting Denies Plot

Rob Goldstone, the publicist who helped arrange the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer, tells the Times of London that Jared Kushner was “furious” that the focus of the meeting turned to the Magnitsky Act instead of dirt on [...

A Great Migration Is Set to Transform Florida

New York Times: “More than 168,000 people have flown or sailed out of Puerto Rico to Florida since the hurricane, landing at airports in Orlando, Miami and Tampa, and the port in Fort Lauderdale. Nearly half are arriving in Orlando, [...]

Quote of the Day

“Not everybody will lose a presidential election, but everybody will suffer loss.” — Hillary Clinton, quoted by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

The GOP Tax Bill Is an Economic Policy Disaster

Stan Collender: “If it’s enacted, the GOP tax cut now working its way through Congress will be the start of a decades-long economic policy disaster unlike any other that has occurred in American history.” “There’s no economic justification whatsoever for [...]

Better Than Netflix

Reading this email was a great way to start the day: I just wanted to say I have been an avid follower of this blog since 2008 and will be upgrading to prime content.  I pay $15 a month for [...]

‘What the Hell Is Going On?’

In a speech this weekend, Joe Biden touched on stories and anecdotes from his memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, released this past week, the Miami Herald reports. “But after he was asked by writer [...]

Ohio Anti-Gay Lawmaker Led Secret Gay Life

“In public, Wesley Goodman (R) was an up-and-coming conservative who championed pro-family and anti-LGBT causes and aspired to someday run for Congress,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. “In private, he exchanged salacious texts and emails with gay men he met on Capitol Hill, and [...]

Alabama Pastor Says There’s a ‘War on Men’

An Alabama pastor who supports Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) told the Birmingham News that allegations of sexual harassment against Moore are part of a “war on men.” Said pastor Franklin Raddish: “More women are sexual predators than men. Women [...]

Roy Moore Already Impacting 2018 Midterm Races

Politico: “The Moore situation presents a complicated choice for Republican candidates facing tough 2018 primaries: Side with Moore and risk suburban swing voters will think you’re defending a pedophile; call for him to drop out and risk hardcore conservative voters [...]

Russia’s Meddling Is Another U.S. Intelligence Failure

New Yorker: “Unlike 9/11, the Russian campaign did not occur without warning on a quiet fall day. Rather, it unfolded over at least six months on Americans’ social-media accounts—hardly the stuff of spy novels. Kremlin leaders had signaled their plans [...]

Germany Supplants U.S. In Global Reputation Rankings

“America’s brand has taken a major hit in the age of Trump,” CNN reports. “At least that’s according to a survey that ranks the world’s best nation brands. The United States lands with an overall No. 6 ranking in the [...]

Top General Says He Would Resist ‘Illegal’ Nuclear Order

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience that he has given a lot of thought to what he would say if President Trump ordered a strike he considered unlawful, CBS News reports. [....

Bonus Quote of the Day

“If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.” — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), caught on a live microphone by KNXV-TV.

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