Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Donald Trump Winning on Facebook by a Landslide

Wall Street Journal: “According to Facebook, Mr. Trump is easily the most-talked candidate of the 2016 election — and it’s been that way ever since he announced he was running for the White House on June 16. In the past [...]

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: The Widening Wealth Gap Between Young and Old Who Are Trump’s Supporters? Uneducated Whites Trump and Delusional Punditry Don’t Panic About Health Spending Projections U.S. Economy Expanded in Second Quarter Employment Growth is [...]

An Inside Look at Mark Sanford

The New York Times runs a fantastic review of The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics by Barton Swaim. “Mr. Swaim is so talented a writer, and has such an eye for a telling detail, that you suspect you could [...]

‘Total Confusion’ at Fox News Over Debate

The polls that Fox News will use to determine participants in the first GOP presidential debate “remains an open question and a source of controversy,” New York Magazine reports. “In the absence of a clear answer from the network, advisers [...]

Maine Speaker Files Suit Against Governor

Maine House Speaker Mark Eves (D) will file a civil lawsuit against Gov. Paul LePage (R), alleging that the governor used taxpayer money and the power of his office to prevent his hiring at a private school, the Portland Press [...]

The Awkward Contradiction in Scott Walker’s Campaign

For Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), “there’s something awkward about the Harley-Davidson motorcycles that he has been posing on at presidential campaign stops: each one bears a sticker on its frame that reads ‘Union made in the USA,'” Reuters reports. [...]

Trump’s Campaign for Relevance

Matt Bai: “Trump himself doesn’t worry me. That’s because I don’t think for a moment that he wants the job. What Trump wants — craves, actually — is relevance. The man has a clinical phobia of obsolescence. He puts his [...]

Trump’s Challenge in Next Week’s Debate

New York Times: “The most pressing question that Donald Trump could face next week in the first debate of the 2016 presidential race may not be about Iran or immigration, but this: Can he deploy enough adjectives (‘huge!’), superlatives (‘the [...]

Get Ready for a September to Remember

First Read: “Just look at what Congress (and the president) will have to deal with when Congress returns in September from its August recess. There’s the Iran deal, the Highway Trust Fund and, oh, a possible government shutdown over Planned [...]

Who Will Make the Cut for the GOP Debate?

First Read has the latest polling averages from the last five national polls — Quinnipiac, CNN, WaPo/ABC, Fox, USA Today/Suffolk — to see which Republicans will be on stage at the first GOP debate: Trump: 19.4% Bush: 13% Walker: 11.8% [...]

Republicans May Force Shutdown Over Abortion

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Republicans “should do everything they can” to eliminate federal money for Planned Parenthood — “even if it means a government shutdown fight this fall,” Politico reports. In addition, 18 House Republicans told leadership that they [...]

John Kasich Doesn’t Like Hip Hop

Cincinnati Enquirer: “While working at Lehman Brothers, Kasich took a risk and bought a hip-hop CD, in this case by The Roots. He found the lyrics so vulgar he said he pulled over to the side of the road and [...]

Trump Promises ‘Terrific’ Health Care

Donald Trump told CNN that if elected president he would replace Obamacare with “something terrific.” When pressed for details, Trump explained that the “terrific” would be handled by private companies competing in the private marke...

Cruz Calls Obama a Sponsor of Terrorism

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism and didn’t back down after the president called his comments “outrageous,” Politico reports. Said Cruz: “If this deal is consummated, it will make the [...]

Deal Highlights Complicated Clinton Ties

The Wall Street Journal reports on “an unusual intervention” by Hillary Clinton while Secretary of State on behalf of UBS which was being used by the IRS to get the identities of Americans with secret bank accounts. “From that point [...]

Trump Quote of the Day

“As a businessman and a very substantial donor to very important people, when you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do. As a businessman, I need that.” — Donald Trump, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, [...]

George McGovern Had a Secret Love Child

Newly-released files shows that the FBI shared with former Sen. George McGovern (D-SD) “that in 1960, during a thorough background search after he’d been nominated to serve in John F. Kennedy’s administration, FBI investigators verified an allegation that McGovern had [...]

Sanders Holds Massive House Party

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a house party for 100,000 possible supporters, the New York Times reports. “The national organizing day, which featured more than 3,500 events and house parties across the country, centered around a technological infrastructure that uses [...]

Kasich Super PAC Raises $11 Million

The super PAC supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich, raised more than $11 million, Politico reports. “Kasich’s super PAC haul places him in the middle tier of candidates, behind Jeb Bush ($103 million), Ted Cruz ($37 million), Scott Walker ($20 million), [...]

Trumps Tops Another National Poll

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Donald Trump is the clear leader in the crowded Republican presidential primary field with 20%, followed by Scott Walker at 13% and Jeb Bush at 10%. No other Republican tops 6% and 12% are undecided. [......

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