Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Where Does Trump Stand on the Issues?

Politico: “Over the past two decades he was a Republican, then an independent, then a Democrat, then a Republican. Now, registered as an independent, he leads the Republican 2016 presidential field.” “But what does Donald Trump really believe on policy? [...]

Marco Rubio Leads Field in Missed Votes

Politico: “As the Florida Republican has catapulted to the top tier of the crowded GOP presidential field, Rubio has been absent more often than other senators seeking the White House. Since announcing his run in mid-April, Rubio has missed 42 [...]

Trump Calls Clinton’s Email Practices ‘Criminal’

Donald Trump charged that Hillary Clinton’s private email practices as secretary of state were “criminal,” Politico reports. Said Trump: “What she did is far worse than what Gen. Petraeus did, and he’s gone down in disgrace. What she did is [...]

Senate Resurrects Export-Import Bank

“In a rare and fiery weekend session, the Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat and setting up a showdown this week with House leaders divided over [...]

Huckabee: Iran Deal Will Take Israelis to ‘Door of Oven’

Mike Huckabee escalated the rhetoric over President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, saying that the pending agreement “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” the Washington Post reports. “The reference to the Holocaust — [...]

Trump Says He’s Only Candidate Not Beholden to Donors

Donald Trump “said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters,” the Wall Street Journal reports. [...]

Another Effort to Repeal Obamacare Fails

“The Senate on Sunday voted down a Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, the GOP’s first attempt to get rid of the president’s health law since the party took control of the chamber in January,” Politico reports. “The effort fell 49-43, [...]

Trump Quote of the Day

“There’s a movement going on. This is more than me. This is a movement going on. People are tired of these incompetent politicians in Washington who can’t get anything done.” — Donald Trump, in an interview on CNN.

Trump Leads in New Hampshire

A new NBC News-Marist poll in New Hampshire finds Donald Trump leads the Republican presidential field with 21%, followed by Jeb Bush at 14%, Scott Walker at 12%, John Kasich at 7%. Chris Christie at 6%, Ben Carson at 6%, [...]

Trump Nearly Catches Walker in Iowa

A new NBC News-Marist poll in Iowa finds Scott Walker leading the GOP presidential race with 19%, followed by Donald Trump at 17%, Jeb Bush at 12%, Ben Carson at 8%, Mike Huckabee at 7% and Rand Paul at 5%.

Trump Lead GOP Field Nationally

A new CNN-ORC poll finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential field nationally with 18%, followed by Jeb Bush at 15%, Scott Walker at 10%, Ted Cruz at 7% and Rand Paul at 6%.

Campaign Accounting Doesn’t Match Reality

“Since late last year, presidential hopefuls have been romancing donors, hiring staff and haunting the diners and senior centers of Manchester and Dubuque,” the New York Times reports. “But on paper, most of the candidates spent virtually no money exploring [...]

Cruz Prepares for Battle Against McConnell

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “has found a way to seize the spotlight at a time his campaign for president is losing the battle for buzz.” The Hill reports. “The Texas Republican on Sunday will attempt an unusual procedural move to [...]

A Summer of Discontent

Dan Balz: “Dissatisfaction and protest are roiling the politics of summer 2015. They are evident in the response to the angry rhetoric from Donald Trump, in the crowds that come to hear Bernie Sanders bash Wall Street and in the [.....

Trump Quote of the Day

“Wisconsin is doing terribly. It’s in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don’t have money to rebuild them. Schools are a disaster. Hospitals and education are a disaster. And he was totally in favor of Common Core, which [...]

Dispute Arises Over Clinton Testimony

“Amid renewed controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of private email for government work, a dispute erupted on Saturday over when and how she would publicly testify before the House select committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks on the American diplomatic [...]

Arpaio’s Office Raided by Feds

U.S. marshals raided Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office “in search of evidence after a court-appointed special monitor said the agency had withheld hundreds of documents a federal judge had ordered to be turned over months ago,” the Arizona Republic [...]

‘Veterans for Trump’ Were Not Consulted

“A number of people were named as members of ‘Veterans for Trump’ on Trump’s election website… But when the Guardian contacted several claimed Veterans for Trump members on Friday, three said they had never heard of the organization and had [...]

The GOP Is Powerless to Stop Donald Trump

Molly Ball: “Trump has the Republican Party by the throat. It cannot figure out how to get rid of him. The party elites, those snobs in D.C. who do not respect or understand the people out there in America, are [...]

Trump Holds Commanding Lead in GOP Race

A new Economist/YouGov poll finds Donald Trump way ahead of the GOP presidential field with 28% support, followed by Jeb Bush at 14%, Scott Walker at 13%, Ben Carson at 7% and Rand Paul at 5%. Key finding: “There is [...]

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