Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Vice Casting Political Reality Show

Hollywood Reporter: “Politics can be boring. Vice, which has some experience in making boring topics fun, is in the very early stages of developing a reality show that will have people of all political stripes living in a group house [...]

Is Sexism What Happened to Hillary?

Matt Bai: “Clinton can — and does — point to plenty of evidence to suggest that attitudes toward women skewed the election against her… According to data from Pew Research, Trump bested Clinton by 12 points among men, which was [......

Quote of the Day

“At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” — Ann Coulter, on Twitter, in response to Trump saying he’s working on a deal to protect DREAMers.

Trump’s FEC Pick Under Fire

No more than a day since President Trump announced he would nominate James “Trey” Trainor III as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, the former election lawyer for the Trump presidential campaign is already under fire on multiple fronts, the National [...]

‘The Wall Will Come Later’

Leaving the White House for Florida this morning, President Trump told pool reporters that “the wall will come later,” adding that a deal is “fairly close” with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell both on board, but both sides have to [.....

Can Democrats Count on Young Voters?

“Young Americans have been moving left and leaving the G.O.P. in recent years, but a successful Democratic coalition built on the backs of liberal youth is far from a sure thing, especially in the short term,” the New York Times [.....

Clinton Says McConnell Suppressed Russian Hacking

New Yorker: “When the C.I.A. first told Obama, in August, that the Russians had been meddling in the Presidential race, the agency shared the information with the Gang of Eight—the congressional leadership and the chairs and the ranking members of [...]

Why a DACA Deal Could Be a Problem for Republicans

Playbook: “John Boehner and Eric Cantor were thrown to the wolves a few years ago for even toying with some sort of immigration reform package. Paul Ryan promised conservatives when he won the speakership in 2015 that he would not [...

House GOP Worries About ‘Mass Exodus’ of Members

“Following a rash of retirements, House Republican leaders are scrambling to get something done legislatively to convince other frustrated members not to toss in the towel in a tough political environment,” TPM reports. “It’s not much fun to be a House Republican these days. [...]

White House Not Seeking Bipartisan Tax Reform Deal

Jonathan Swan: “President Trump got a lot of attention for his Tuesday night dinner with three red-state Democratic senators, where he tried to win their support for tax reform. But here’s the thing: This was not the start of a [......

Trump Denies He Made Deal on Dreamers

President Trump said early this morning that “no deal was made last night on DACA,” after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared they agreed with President Trump to pursue to a legislative fix on [...]

Weiner Asks for Leniency In Sexting Case

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), “whose career and personal life were wrecked in a series of sexting scandals, blamed a ‘deep sickness’ combined with the ‘profit-seeking curiosity’ of his 15-year-old victim for his legal troubles, as he asked a judge [...]

Anonymous Gifts to Staffers’ Legal Defense Funds Approved

“The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds,” Politico reports. “The little-noticed change could help President Trump’s aides raise the money [...]

Many Americans Express Troubling Racial Attitudes

A new Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics poll finds 31% of Americans strongly or somewhat agreed that the country needs to “protect and preserve its White European heritage.” Another 34% strongly or somewhat disagreed with the statement, and 29% neither agreed [...]

Trump Launches Broad New Anti-Leak Program

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster “has directed government departments and agencies to warn employees across the entire federal government next week about the dangers and consequences of leaking even unclassified information,” BuzzFeed reports. “The Trump administration has already promised an [...]

Trump Agrees With Democrats to Protect Dreamers

“President Trump and top Democratic leaders late Wednesday agreed to work out an agreement that would protect the nation’s ‘dreamers’ from deportation and enact border security measures that don’t include building a physical wall,” the Washington Post reports. “The president [...]

Mnuchin Wanted Government Plane for Honeymoon

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by the Inspector General, sources tell ABC News...

Clinton Looks Back In Anger

David Remnick: “For all of Hillary Clinton’s skills of survival, she will have a hard time finding a similar peace or place in public affairs. For one thing, Gore was in his early fifties when he lost. Clinton is sixty-nine. [...]

Black Republican Gives Trump a Lecture on Racism

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), “the lone black Republican in the Senate, delivered a pointed lecture on America’s 300-year legacy of racism to President Trump on Wednesday in response to what he called Mr. Trump’s ‘sterile’ response to the riots in [...]

Shkreli Jailed As Threat to Clinton

“Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who is awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, was sent to jail on Wednesday after a federal judge found that he presented a threat to the community because he had offered money for a [...]

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