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Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire


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Archived Since:November 19, 2010

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Ernst Seeks to Become a GOP Power Broker

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) “hasn’t been in office a month, but she’s already delivered the GOP response to the State of the Union. And now the Iowa Republican is looking to parlay her newfound celebrity into something more powerful: influence [...] The post Ernst Seeks to Become a GOP Power Broker appeared first on Political Wire.

Mayday PAC Cited for Disclosure Problems

The Mayday PAC, created by Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig to rid the campaign finance system of secret donors, “must respond to four harshly-written letters from the FEC warning of a serious lack of timely and accurate disclosure in its [...] The post Mayday PAC Cited for Disclosure Problems appeared first on Political Wire.

Huckabee Complains of ‘Trashy’ Women at Fox News

Mike Huckabee said that while in New York for his Fox News show, he experienced significant culture shock from all the “trashy” women swearing in a professional setting, Politico reports. Said Huckabee: “In the South, or in the Midwest, there [...] The post Huckabee Complains of ‘Trashy’ Women at Fox News appeared first on Political Wire.

Romney Moves to Sell California Home

Mitt Romney “is taking steps to shed some of his property, including retaining a broker who is currently showing the La Jolla home to potential buyers, according to a Romney aide. The aide would not disclose the asking price or [...] The post Romney Moves to Sell California Home appeared first on Political Wire.

Home Court Advantage No Longer Matters

“As aspiring Republican presidential candidates compete for donor support, the old rules no longer apply,” National Journal reports. “Gone is any vestige of respect for ‘home turf,’ a now-abandoned campaign ethos that at times made candidates think twice before seeking [...] The post Home Court Advantage No Longer Matters appeared first on Political Wire.

Perry Fails In Attempt to Get Indictment Dismissed

“A judge denied a second and more substantial request Tuesday by former Gov. Rick Perry to dismiss the indictment against him prior to trial, likely extending his criminal case for the next several months as Perry continues mounting a possible [...] The post Perry Fails In Attempt to Get Indictment Dismissed appeared first on Political Wire.

Pence Agrees to Expand Medicaid in Indiana

“Indiana announced plans to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act after securing concessions from the Obama administration that could pave the way for other Republican-led states to widen health coverage for low-income residents,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Gov. [...] The post Pence Agrees to Expand Medicaid in Indiana appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Agrees to Testify on Benghazi

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify to the House’s select committee investigating Benghazi, CNN reports. However, “many details remain to be agreed upon and the appearance could well never happen.” The post Clinton Agrees to Testify on Benghazi appeared first on Political Wire.

GOP Lawmakers Confront Heritage Over Ratings

“Long-simmering tensions between the Heritage Foundation, its sister political arm and House Republicans erupted Tuesday during a weekly meeting of conservatives, as GOP lawmakers confronted the nonprofit group’s leader behind closed doors,” Politico reports. “Several Republican lawmakers unleashed on Heritage [...]Show More Summary

Rubio Favored by Koch Brothers Donors

In an informal straw poll of donors at a conference hosted by the Koch brothers, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came out ahead of four other possible GOP presidential candidates who had been invited, Politico reports. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – [...] The post Rubio Favored by Koch Brothers Donors appeared first on Political Wire.

Bevin Announces Bid for Kentucky Governor

Matt Bevin (R), who lost a Republican Senate primary loss to Mitch McConnell (R), “launched another statewide race Tuesday, this time for Kentucky governor,” National Journal reports. “Bevin’s unexpected and late entry—he officially joined the race less than two hours [...] The post Bevin Announces Bid for Kentucky Governor appeared first on Political Wire.

Pence Walks Back State-Run News Agency Idea

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said he will soon be “clarifying” what his state-run news site will be doing soon and called reports on the plan an “understandable misunderstanding,” the Indianapolis Star reports. “News of Pence’s plans for the news [...] The post Pence Walks Back State-Run News Agency Idea appeared first on Political Wire.

GOP May Give Obama More Power on Trade

Washington Post: “Republicans have consistently railed at President Obama’s exercise of his executive authority, disparaging him as ‘an emperor’ who has ignored Congress on immigration, climate and Cuba. Now that they fully control the Congress, those same Republicans critics are [...] The post GOP May Give Obama More Power on Trade appeared first on Political Wire.

Romney Losing the Rupert Murdoch Primary

New York Times: “In the delicate and unseen campaign underway for Mr. Murdoch’s affections in the next presidential campaign, this much is clear: Mr. Romney is out of the running, a reality that has pained and angered his allies. Presidential [...] The post Romney Losing the Rupert Murdoch Primary appeared first on Political Wire.

Walker Begins Preparation for White House Bid

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) “has taken the first formal step toward a presidential candidacy in 2016, establishing a committee that will help spread his message and underwrite his activities as he seeks to build his political and fundraising networks [...] The post Walker Begins Preparation for White House Bid appeared first on Political Wire.

Rubio Will Decide on White House Bid by Spring

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told about 30 core supporters that he would decide by the spring about whether to run for president, Bloomberg reports. “If Rubio opts to run for president instead of seeking a second term in the Senate, [...] The post Rubio Will Decide on White House Bid by Spring appeared first on Political Wire.

Quote of the Day

“Let me put it this way — I hope he’s their nominee.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, quoted by The Hill, on Mitt Romney considering another presidential bid. The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

The Koch Party

First Read comments on plans by the Koch brothers to spend nearly $900 million on the 2016 election noting that, “If the past is any indication, most — if not all — of that money will be in anonymous contributions [...] The post The Koch Party appeared first on Political Wire.

GOP Establishment Moves to Underdog Status

Jim Geraghty argues that Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie aren’t in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates in 2016. Instead, the top candidates are Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Bobby Jindal. First Read: “Now, we [...] The post GOP Establishment Moves to Underdog Status appeared first on Political Wire.

Telling Rich Donors They Don’t Have Much Influence

New York Times: “As the three senators addressed the audience of rich donors — effectively an audition for the 2016 primary — they dismissed a question about whether the wealthy had too much influence in politics. At times they seemed [...] The post Telling Rich Donors They Don’t Have Much Influence appeared first on Political Wire.

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