Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Priebus Favored for Another Term as RNC Chief

“Donald Trump is teetering on the brink of a historic defeat, but Republican National Committee officials are poised to reward the party’s chairman Reince Priebus with another term,” Politico reports. “Priebus is soliciting support for January’s chairmanship election — leaving [...]

12-Year Old Running Trump Campaign In Key County

“In one of the most important counties in swing state Colorado, Donald Trump is relying on 12-year-old Weston Imer, who runs the Jefferson County operation for the Trump campaign,” KDVR-TV reports.

The Best Trump Quotes

Just published: Quotations from Chairman Trump edited by Carol Pogash.

Clinton Could Face Even Worse Gridlock

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Trump Wants to ‘Monetize’ His New ‘Audience’

Vanity Fair media writer Sarah Ellison tells The Takeaway that Donald Trump has had private discussions with his inner circle about “how to monetize” the new audience he’s built up.

Majority of Economists Prefer Clinton on the Economy

A new National Association of Business Economics survey finds that 55% of professional economists said they believe Hillary Clinton would be the best choice to oversee the U.S. economy as president. Donald Trump had just 14% support, behind Libertarian Gary [...]

Sean Hannity, Then and Now

“I’m a journalist.” — Sean Hannity, on Fox News in 2008. “I never claimed to be a journalist.” — Hannity, quoted by the New York Times on how he’s been advising Donald Trump.

Trump Has Abandoned Every Network Except Fox News

Since his disastrous ABC News interview about the Khan family days after the Republican convention, Donald Trump has only appeared on Fox News, the Huffington Post reports. “His retreat to Fox News is a remarkable change in strategic focus, having [...]

Melania Trump Takes Legal Action Against Newspaper

“Melania Trump has started legal action against the Daily Mail and other outlets for what she claims is a defamatory article about her past,” Politico reports. “Charles Harder, an attorney for Trump, said in an email that the legal action [...]

Congressional Candidate Curses Out Reporter

Congressional candidate and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino (R) went on a screaming, profanity-laced tirade with a Politico reporter who asked him to clarify his criticisms of a news story.

Trump Staffers Spread Racist Views

“Donald Trump’s paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a [...]

How Newt Gingrich Changed Presidential Politics

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Clinton Foundations Prepares to Scale Down

“The Clinton Foundation is preparing to scale back operations and hand off nearly all the ongoing programs that make up the organization’s work around the world, following a months-long internal effort to plan for Hillary Clinton’s possible election,” BuzzFeed reports. [...]

Why Democrats Should Fear an October Surprise

John Fund: “Hillary must also remember what happened exactly 20 years ago during her husband’s campaign for reelection… Bill Clinton had to run out the clock on a growing campaign-finance scandal that in the last month of the campaign changed [...]

Trump’s Best Week Yet?

Rick Klein: “If that was the best week of Donald Trump’s campaign, as his new campaign manager contends, even his closest allies are grading him on a serious curve. Trump just fired his previous campaign chief, of course, after a [....

Why Trump Can’t Back Away on Immigration

First Read: “Since launching his presidential candidacy 14 months ago, Donald Trump’s most consistent and uncompromising policy issue has been immigration. Indeed, it was the subject of his first general-election TV ad that started airing on Friday. Yet over the [...]

‘All It Takes Is One Wrong Move’

Hillary Clinton is out with a new ad hitting Donald Trump on his readiness to be commander-in-chief.

The Trump Spin Cycle

From Ben Pershing of National Journal: Trump blurts something out on TV Media analyzes strategic “shift” There is no “shift” (and therefore no strategy).

Is Georgia Really In Play?

CBS News: “Hearing the words ‘Georgia’ and ‘battleground state’ in the same sentence seems almost inconceivable to modern political observers, for whom the Southern state has long been seen as a Republican stronghold on the national level. But the combination [...]

What If Trump Won’t Accept Defeat?

Politico: “By hiring Breitbart’s Steve Bannon, a media provocateur in his own image, and accepting the resignation of the man who was supposed to professionalize him, Trump is signaling the final 78 days of his presidential campaign will be guided [...]

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