Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Marco Rubio Wrong on Iraq

The Washington Post Fact Checker finds Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) claim that former President George W. Bush said himself that he would not have invaded Iraq is “simply false.” “We can find no evidence to justify Rubio’s claim that former [...]

Tweet of the Day

Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend — Bill Clinton (@billclinton) May 18, 2015

Did Ginsburg Offer Clue on Gay Marriage Case?

“Over the weekend, less than a month after the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the wedding of Shakespeare Theatre artistic director Michael Kahn and interior designer [...]

Grumpy Old Socialist

New York Times: “The quotations he posts, rarely pithy, are often sayings he thinks up in the shower. The photographs he puts up sometimes show him frowning, while others show him gazing oddly into the horizon. And he does not [...]

Lawmaker Admits He Took Illegal Gift

Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) “has apologized without admitting significant wrongdoing after the Federal Election Commission concluded he broke the law by accepting campaign donations from his parents,” the AP reports. “In 2010, Guinta reported lending himself $355,000 and amended a [...]

Jindal Sets Up Exploratory Committee

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) “formally launched a presidential exploratory committee, the clearest indication yet that he is gearing up for a White House run,” the Washington Post reports. Said Jindal: “For some time now, my wife Supriya and I [...]

On Announcing When You Will Announce

The Fix: “Aside from simply pure name recognition, announcing that you will announce also primes the pump for donors who might not be aware of if/when you are getting in. Think of the announcement of an announcement as akin to [...]

Quote of the Day

“I did stand up and defend the president, President Bush, that I did say I think any president, regardless of party, probably would’ve made a similar decision to what President Bush did at the time, with the information he had [...]

Graham Will Announce on June 1

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he’ll announce his presidential plans June 1 — but seemed to have already made up his mind, CNN reports. Said Graham: “I’m running because I think the world is falling apart. I’ve been more right than [...]

The Republican Party is Dying Off

Politico: “Since the average Republican is significantly older than the average Democrat, far more Republicans than Democrats have died since the 2012 elections. To make matters worse, the GOP is attracting fewer first-time voters. Unless the party is able to [...]

A Brokered Convention in 2016?

My column in The Week: The GOP’s worst nightmare and a pundit’s dream

How to Deal with an Overcrowded GOP Field

Bill Scher says Republicans should use money as the criterion for participation on the presidential debates: “Only let on stage the top 12 fundraisers.” “Polls are lacking as a standard because people are constantly challenging their validity, and early polls [...]

Bush Insists He’s Not Skipping Iowa

Politico: “Between his low standing in state polls, the socially conservative bent of the Iowa GOP base and his decision to skip the state’s straw poll in August, Bush has lots of incentives to give up on Iowa next year. [...]

Clinton Family Riches in Focus

The New York Times reports the Clintons “have now earned more than $125 million on the circuit since leaving the White House in 2001.” “The Clintons’ riches have already become a subject of political attacks, and her campaign has been [...]

GOP Legislatures Increasingly Bar Local Control

Associated Press: “In the past five years, roughly a dozen states have enacted laws barring local governments from requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees. The number of states banning local minimum wages has grown to 15. And [...]

A Risk in Taking No Questions

The New York Times says there’s a big risk in Hillary Clinton avoiding taking questions from the media. “Mrs. Clinton, who has campaigned lightly in what aides have called a ‘slow ramp-up,’ can’t afford to appear as if she is [...]

When Campaigns Aren’t Necessarily Campaigns

“With striking speed, the 2016 contenders are exploiting loopholes and regulatory gray areas to transform the way presidential campaigns are organized and paid for,” the New York Times reports. “Their ‘campaigns’ are in practice intricate constellations of political committees, super [...]

Who’s Behind the Campaigns?

New York Times: “Presidential candidates change, but the people who run the campaigns often remain the same. Here is how the teams behind some likely and announced candidates are connected to previous campaigns, administrations and organizations close to the possible [...]

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