Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Thiel Mulls Run for California Governor

“Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking,” Politico reports. “Adding fuel to the speculation: Thiel raised eyebrows this week when [...]

Ad Praises Obamacare Replacement Which Doesn’t Exist

A GOP-affiliated group is spending more than $1.4 million to run digital and television advertisements that laud a Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act — despite the fact that the party has yet to present any such plan, [...]

Top 5 Ways to Question Trump’s Legitimacy

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Mark Zuckerberg for President?

Vanity Fair looks at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg running for president: “When I’ve asked people in Silicon Valley if a Zuckerberg bid is potentially real, the consensus seems to be: absolutely.” “He wants something bigger. Something that gives him more [...]

Big Unknowns for Trump’s First 100 Days

Richard Brookhiser: “My instinct about Mr. Trump’s instincts is that he will want bold strokes soon. Start building a fence, if not a wall. Talk up infrastructure, even if no plans are in place yet. Nominate a surprising Supreme Court [...]

Republicans Fund Obamacare While Trying to Kill It

Politico: “On their way to killing Obamacare, Republicans are leaning toward funding up to $9 billion in health care subsidies this year to keep the program afloat — even though they sued the Obama administration to stop those exact payments. [...]

How Trump and Cruz Made Peace

Politico: “Ted Cruz met with Donald Trump exactly one week after Election Day. As it turned out, Cruz’s tete-a-tete with the president-elect he had spurned from the stage of the Republican National Convention just months before wasn’t the most consequential [...]

Clinton Aide ‘Went Off His Meds’ to Act as Trump

Politico reports on how Clinton aide Philippe Reines prepared himself to act as Donald Trump in mock debate sessions: He experimented with a self-tanning lotion on his face. Before prep sessions, Reines began suiting up with velcro knee pads (to [...]

GOP Official Grabbed Town Worker by Her Groin

Christopher von Keyserling (R), an elected town official in Greenwich, CT, called a town worker “nothing but a bloodsucking lazy union employee” and later reached in from behind to place his hand between her legs and pinch her in the [...]

Many Will Flee D.C. Ahead of Inauguration

“Many prominent Democrats and Republicans who opposed Donald Trump are fleeing Washington for the inauguration, heading far from the capital to plot anti-Trump strategy or simply avoid the pain of witnessing inauguration celebrations,” Politico reports. “Inauguration departures by operatives on [...]

Trump Rips John Lewis

President-elect Donald Trump returned fire on a top Democrat who said he was not a “legitimate president,” The Hill reports. Said Trump: “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape [...]

Senate Committee Will Investigate Trump-Russia Ties

“Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) said late Friday that his committee will investigate possible contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, reversing himself one day after telling reporters that the issue would be outside of his panel’s ongoing probe [...]

Why Millennials Didn’t Come Out for Clinton

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Trump Transition Team Contacted Russian Official

According to a senior U.S. government official, incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures [...]

Quote of the Day

“I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.” — Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), in an interview on Meet the [...]

Model Said Trump Invited Her To His Moscow Hotel

Former Miss Hungary Kata Sarka says that she was once courted by Donald Trump, BuzzFeed reports. She first made the claim in May 2016 during an episode of Kasza Taxi, a Hungarian interview show. Said Sarka: “He gave me his [...]

Comey Angers Lawmakers

“Embattled FBI director James Comey has refused to clarify whether his organization is investigating Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in a closed briefing on Friday for members of Congress, angering legislators who recall his high-profile interjections about Hillary Clinton during [...]

Get Ready for the Trump Charm Offensive

Playbook: “President-elect Donald Trump, who has mostly been holed up in a well-fortified Trump Tower for the last two months, is planning lots of socializing with members of Congress at the White House, according to people familiar with his plans. [...]

Most Disapprove of Trump’s Transition

A new Gallup poll finds 51% of Americans disapproving of Donald Trump he is handling the presidential transition with 44% approving.

Ryan Breaks from Trump On Several Key Issues

House Speaker Paul Ryan “offered the fullest accounting of his own thinking on the direction of the nation since the election, even gently breaking from President-elect Donald Trump on controversial policies from Russia sanctions to Medicare reform,” Politico reports. “Ryan [...]

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