Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Most Republicans Would Attend a Gay Wedding

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds a majority of Republicans would attend the same-sex wedding of a loved one, highlighting the political risks for Republican presidential candidates who stake out positions against gay marriage. “The poll showed 56% of Republicans would [...]

Hogan Faces First Big Test in Response to Riots

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) “on Tuesday sought to take command of the simmering aftermath of Baltimore’s riots, planting himself in the city and vowing that National Guard troops and police would not tolerate any more chaos,” the Washington Post [...]

Clinton to Call for End to ‘Mass Incarceration’

Hillary Clinton will call for far-reaching reforms in the criminal justice system that would “end the era of mass incarceration,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “The speech will mark the unveiling of Clinton’s first major policy proposal as a presidential [...]

Saudi King Changes Line of Succession

“King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a series of surprise royal decrees early Wednesday, shaking up the line of princes slated to succeed him to the throne, replacing a number of ministers and further enhancing the power of his own [...

Sanders Will Run for President

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plans to run for president as a Democrat, becoming the only official party challenger so far to Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reports. “According to people familiar with the senator’s plans, he will release a [...]

Walker Holds Double-Digit Lead in Iowa

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa finds Gov. Scott Walker well ahead of the rest of the Republican presidential field with 23%, followed by Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 12%, Mike Huckabee at 10%, Rand Paul [...]

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Outed In Gay Chat Group

North Dakota state Rep. Randy Boehning (R) sent an explicit photo of himself to another man and claims “the exchange being made public is retaliation for a recent vote against expanding gay rights,” the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports. “The exchange [...]

Christie Says No Grudge Over Ally Who Defected

Gov. Chris Christie “says he was blindsided by longtime ally and friend Joe Kyrillos’s decision to back Jeb Bush over him in 2016, but that he doesn’t hold a grudge over the slight,” the Newark Star Ledger reports. Said Christie: [....

Former Romney Aides Split Over Mike Lee

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) “has hired consulting firm America Rising, led by Mitt Romney’s former campaign manager Matt Rhoades, to offer advice and research on potential 2016 opponents. That might result in a Romney confidant investigating the background of another [...]

Paul Blames ‘Lack of Fathers’ for Riots

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Laura Ingraham that it was a “lack of fathers” and a “lack of a moral code in our society” which were responsible for the “thievery and thuggery” in Baltimore last night. He added: “I came [...]

How Well Do You Know the News?

Pew Research has a 12 question news quiz which compares your answers to those of the general public. Questions about politics proved particularly challenging. The Fix: “The takeaway from all of this? Assuming — as lots and lots of people [...]

Is Jeb Bush Losing the Invisible Primary?

FiveThirtyEight: “But money is unlikely to be Bush’s problem in this campaign, and cash may be a less valuable resource than another sort of currency in which he is lacking: the support of influential Republicans, like current senators and governors, [...]

Justices Appear Deeply Divided on Gay Marriage

“A divided and cautious Supreme Court on Tuesday probed whether states barring same-sex marriage are violating a right for gay couples, hearing extended arguments on one of the most direct constitutional issues to cross its docket in recent memory,” the [...]

Florida Republicans Paralyzed by Infighting

Miami Herald: “They can’t agree on using federal money for people with no health care and as a result, budget negotiations are in disarray in a year with a $1 billion surplus. Unable to resolve their differences after months of [......

Headline of the Day

“Gangs call for calm in Baltimore” — Baltimore Sun, April 28, 2015.

Paul Says It Was a Mistake to Topple Saddam Hussein

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “said flatly that it had been a mistake for the United States to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. And he suggested that the situation in Libya had deteriorated because of the overthrow of Col. [...]

Trumps Says He’ll Build Massive Wall on Mexican Border

Donald Trump, at a campaign event in New Hampshire, touted his building expertise to show how he’ll tackle border security and immigration reform, the Washington Post reports. Said Trump: “I will build the best wall, the biggest, the strongest, not [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I will disclose my records. I will disclose everything. And I tell you what: People will be very, very, impressed.” — Donald Trump, quoted by the Washington Post, on his flirtations with a presidential bid.

Bonus Quote of the Day

“If you can’t seek redress and demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us in Baltimore.  Turn around.  Go home.  Please.” — The Wire creator David Simon, writing about the Baltimore [...]

Pope Francis Takes on Climate Change Deniers

As Pope Francis “prepares to deliver what is likely to be a highly influential encyclical this summer on environmental degradation and the effects of human-caused climate change on the poor, he is alarming some conservatives in the United States who [...]

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