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Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire


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Archived Since:November 19, 2010

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Trump Insists He’s Serious This Time

Donald Trump, “who has long toyed with presidential ambitions, said Wednesday he is serious about pursuing a run for the White House — moving ahead with a spate of political hires and delaying his television commitments for 2016,” the Washington [...] The post Trump Insists He’s Serious This Time appeared first on Political Wire.

Bonus Quote of the Day

“The prime minister was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq under George W. Bush. We all know what happened with that decision.” — Secretary of State John Kerry, quoted by TPM, on Israel Prime Minister Benjamin [...] The post Bonus Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Leads All Possible GOP Rivals

A new Public Policy Polling national poll finds Hillary Clinton leading all of her potential Republican candidates by between 7 and 10 points. “What’s really striking about Clinton’s numbers against the Republicans is how steady they are no matter who [...] The post Clinton Leads All Possible GOP Rivals appeared first on Political Wire.

Different Views of Obama’s Power

New York Times: “For President Obama, this has been a week to guard his power. He went to court to defend his executive action on immigration while fighting an effort by lawmakers to reverse it. And he vetoed legislation that [...] The post Different Views of Obama’s Power appeared first on Political Wire.

Bill Would Make It Criminal to Enforce Obamacare

“In another salvo against the federal Affordable Care Act, some Republicans in West Virginia’s House of Delegates want to make it a crime for state and federal officials to enforce the health-care law,” the Charleston Gazette reports. The post Bill Would Make It Criminal to Enforce Obamacare appeared first on Political Wire.

Very Few Republicans Think Obama Is Christian

Alex Theodoridis reports on a poll that found 54% of Republicans said that “Muslim” best described what President Obama “believes deep down.” Thirty percent of Republicans answered the way Gov. Scott Walker did, by selecting “I don’t know.” Only 9% [...] The post Very Few Republicans Think Obama Is Christian appeared first on Political Wire.

Boehner Says He’s Waiting for Senate to Act on Funding

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told the Washington Post that he is “waiting for the Senate to act” to fund the Department of Homeland Security, declining to say whether he will embrace a plan put forth Tuesday by Senate Majority [...] The post Boehner Says He’s Waiting for Senate to Act on Funding appeared first on Political Wire.

Quote of the Day

“Rainmaking is not a federal crime.” — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s (D) defense team, quoted by the New York Observer. The post Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Sheldon Adelson May Bankroll Effort to Stop Rand Paul

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has told associates that he is open to underwriting an effort to stopping Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in the 2016 GOP presidential race should he gain traction in the primaries, the New York Times [...] The post Sheldon Adelson May Bankroll Effort to Stop Rand Paul appeared first on Political Wire.

British Green Party Leader Apologizes for ‘Brain Fade’

U.K. Green party leader Natalie Bennett conceded she had given an “excruciating” radio interview and attributed her poor performance to a “mind blank” and “mental brain fade” as she launched the party’s election campaign, the Guardian reports. Bennett later apologized [...] The post British Green Party Leader Apologizes for ‘Brain Fade’ appeared first on Political Wire.

Fiorina Makes Impression in New Hampshire

RealClearPolitics says a “less familiar potential 2016 presidential candidate is quietly garnering interest attention from the tightknit community of GOP power brokers.” “Recent conversations with plugged-in Republicans across the state reveal a consensus that Carly Fiorina — the former Hewlett-Packard [...]Show More Summary

GOP Needs Record Minority Support to Win in 2016

GOP pollster Whit Ayres told the Huffington Post that Republicans “will have to attract a record percentage of minorities to win the presidency in 2016.” Said Ayres: “That’s the stunning part for me in running these numbers — to realize [...] The post GOP Needs Record Minority Support to Win in 2016 appeared first on Political Wire.

Walker Moves Into Early Iowa Lead

A new Quinnipiac poll in Iowa finds Gov. Scott Walker leads the 2016 Republican presidential pack with 25%, twice as high as his nearest rival. There is a horse race for second place, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at 13%, [...] The post Walker Moves Into Early Iowa Lead appeared first on Political Wire.

Top Obama Adviser Calls Netanyahu Visit Destructive

National Security Adviser Susan Rice “sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Tuesday over his plans to address a joint meeting of Congress next week, saying his actions had hurt his nation’s relationship with the United States,” the [...] The post Top Obama Adviser Calls Netanyahu Visit Destructive appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Speeches Sailed Through Ethics Approval

“In hundreds of documents released to Politico under the Freedom of Information Act, not a single case appears where the State Department explicitly rejected a Bill Clinton speech. Instead, the records show State Department lawyers acted on sparse information about [...] The post Clinton Speeches Sailed Through Ethics Approval appeared first on Political Wire.

Will Boehner Risk Tea Party’s Wrath?

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) “is back in a familiar spot: between a rock and a hard place,” The Hill reports. “The Senate appears poised to send the House a ‘clean’ bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, free of any [...] The post Will Boehner Risk Tea Party’s Wrath? appeared first on Political Wire.

Schock Lawyers Up

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) “has hired two prominent Washington defense attorneys and a public relations firm to respond to the swirling controversy and a potential ethics probe over how he has financed his lavish lifestyle,” Politico reports. “The move by [...] The post Schock Lawyers Up appeared first on Political Wire.

Emanuel Can’t Avoid Runoff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel “is headed to a politically risky runoff election in April after conceding he won’t reach the 50 percent benchmark he needs on Tuesday night,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Said Emanuel: “We have come a long way [...] The post Emanuel Can’t Avoid Runoff appeared first on Political Wire.

Clinton Will Highlight Gender This Time

The last time Hillary Clinton ran for president, “she seemed torn over whether to emphasize her chance to make history, or to play down her gender and reassure voters that she was tough enough for the job,” the New York [...] The post Clinton Will Highlight Gender This Time appeared first on Political Wire.

Lawmaker Says Cancer Is a Fungus

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) wants to ease health care rules because she has friends who left the country to find end-of-life treatments, Jon Ralston reports. Said Fiore: “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we [...] The post Lawmaker Says Cancer Is a Fungus appeared first on Political Wire.

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