Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Tennessee Lawmaker Wants to Round Up Refugees

Tennessee Rep. Glen Casasa (R) “believes the time has come for the National Guard to round up any Syrian refugees who have recently settled in the state and to stop any additional Syrian refugees from entering Tennessee,” the Tennessean reports. Said [...]

Trump Steps Up Rhetoric on Muslims

Donald Trump told Yahoo News that he would increase surveillance of Muslims and consider a series of drastic measures to keep Americans safe. Said Trump: “We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people [....

Trump Explains Why His Rivals Falter

Donald Trump told Yahoo News that some of his GOP rivals who are not performing as well simply have the wrong mindset. Said Trump: “A lot of people don’t like to win. They actually don’t know how to win and [...]

Trump Leads Yet Another National Poll

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Donald Trump continues to dominate the GOP presidential race with 26%, followed by Ben Carson at 19%, Ted Cruz at 14% and Marco Rubio at 13%. No one else in the GOP field [...]

Could Our Politics Handle a Paris-Style Attack Here?

First Read: “The past week suggests it probably can’t. In fact, it’s been about as bad of a week for American political leadership as we’ve seen since the government shutdown days of 2013.” “Think about it: The House of Representatives [...]

Obama’s Favorite Conspiracy Theory

President Obama shared with Bill Simmons the most entertaining conspiracy theory that he’s ever read about himself. Said Obama: “That military exercises we were doing in Texas were designed to begin martial law so that I could usurp the Constitution [...]

Carson’s Different View of America

Ben Carson’s presidential campaign “took to social media to share a map of the United States in which five New England states were placed in the wrong location. The campaign deleted the Twitter and Facebook posts Wednesday morning after media [...]

Trump Says Sanders Is a Communist

Donald Trump told Yahoo News that Sen. Bernie Sanders, who describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” isn’t really a Democrat at all. Said Trump: “I think he’s a communist. I think he’s actually a communist with a socialistic bent. Anybody [...]

Bush Tries the Serious Approach

Rick Klein: “Jeb Bush probably didn’t have national security policy in mind when he talked about his now-famous willingness to ‘lose the primary to win the general.’ But if this is a grown-up moment in politics post-Paris, Bush is vying [...]

Clinton Will Unveil Plan to Defeat ISIS

Hillary Clinton “will deliver an in-depth speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York about her national security proposals and how she would combat the Islamic State,” the New York Times reports. “The Democrats so far have spoken [...]

O’Malley Campaign Close to Collapse

“With barely 10 weeks before Democrats start picking their presidential nominee, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign is perilously close to financial collapse,” the Washington Post reports. “The Democratic hopeful this week began asking the roughly 30 staffers at his [...]

Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire

A new Fox News poll in New Hampshire shows Donald Trump leading with 27%, followed by Marco Rubio at 13%, Ted Cruz at 11%, Jeb Bush at 9%, Ben Carson at 9%, John Kasich at 7% and Chris Christie at [...]

Inside the Clinton Donor Network

A Washington Post investigation reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe. The grand total raised for all of their political campaigns and their family’s [...]

Trump Still In Front Nationally

A Bloomberg poll finds Donald Trump leads the GOP presidential race with 24%, followed by Ben Carson at 20%, Marco Rubio at 12%, Ted Cruz at 9% and Jeb Bush at 6%.

Trump Quote of the Day

“I always want to think of myself as an underdog. I never want to think of myself as even leading… I am leading. I’m leading substantially… I’m leading everywhere. I still — I don’t — I don’t even think about [...]

An Alliance Against ISIS May Be Easier Said Than Done

“By attacking civilian targets well beyond its territory, the Islamic State has seemingly accomplished what diplomats had failed to do. Suddenly, the international order has been scrambled, drawing the United States, Russia and France together in a possible alliance against [...]

Labor Union to Target GOP with Immigration Ads

“On the anniversary of President Obama’s executive actions to ease burdens on immigrants, the Service Employees International Union and iAmerica Action are releasing a ‘substantial’ national advertising campaign that targets Republicans on immigration,” the New York Times reports. “The ads [...]

Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award

Ta-Nehisi Coates won the National Book Award for Between the World and Me, “a blunt exploration of being a black man in America, published during a national dialogue about race relations,” the New York Times reports.

Trump Rises After Paris Attacks

“Donald Trump has gained political strength since the Paris terrorist attacks last Friday, according to most of the polls released in the aftermath,” The Hill reports. “Trump’s gains show him once again confounding Beltway wisdom, where the widespread view was [...]

Jindal Won’t Tell Who He Voted For

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) “took advantage of early voting last week and have already cast the ballots in the Louisiana governor’s race. But Jindal won’t say who he supported,” the New Orleans Times Picayune reports. “Jindal had announced last [...]

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