Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Trump Gets Backing of David Duke

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him “the best of the lot” who has said “some really great things recently,” TPM reports. Said Duke: “I praise the fact that he’s come out [...]

House GOP Leaders Desperate to Avoid a Shutdown

“An explosive confrontation brewing between the House Republican leadership and conservatives over Planned Parenthood is threatening to shut down the government for the second time in three years. And House GOP leaders have yet to settle on a strategy to [...]

Roger Ailes Wants Apology from Donald Trump

Fox News chief Roger Ailes called on Donald Trump “to apologize after a string of posts on Twitter lambasting Fox anchor Megyn Kelly, the latest in an ongoing flap between the network and the leading Republican presidential candidate,” Reuters reports. [...]

Quote of the Day

“I think if you look closely at the poll numbers, our numbers actually shifted south before I ever attacked him.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), quoted by the Washington Post, when asked if his attacks on Donald Trump were hurting [...]

How to Land a Great Political Job

Special for readers: Political Job Hunt: An Insider’s Guide to Finding a Job That Makes a Difference. This 236-page eBook contains more than a hundred actionable tips to help you find a job in politics, public policy and government affairs. [...]

Clinton Maintains Massive Lead in Iowa

A new Suffolk University poll in Iowa finds Hillary Clinton dominating the Democratic field with 54%, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 20%, Vice President Joe Biden at 11% and Martin O’Malley at 4%.

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: How Trump’s Attack on Immigration Hurts All Republicans Trump Remains Deeply Unpopular with Hispanics Summers: Don’t Raise Interest Rates How America Dominates Defense Spending A Federal Housing Policy That Favors the Wealthy How [...]

Why Bush Is Making a Mistake Attacking Trump

David Frum says Jeb Bush’s decision to attack Donald Trump “may be unavoidable, a necessary error to avert the even-worse calamity of having his fundraisers go on strike. Yet attack-Trump remains an error all the same for Jeb Bush—and for [...]

Digging Up Dirt on Hillary

The Daily Beast gets an inside look at the opposition research effort underway to take down Hillary Clinton. “He is a staffer for the Republican National Committee—the only one dispatched to Arkansas to wade through the Clinton archives. He spends [...]

Trump Holds Big Lead in South Carolina

A new Monmouth poll in South Carolina finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential field with 30%, followed by Ben Carson at 15%. The next tier of candidates includes Jeb Bush at 9%, Marco Rubio at 6%, Carly Fiorina at [...]

How McConnell Rescued Paul’s Presidential Campaign

Sam Youngman: “Sunday’s headlines about Kentucky’s Republican presidential caucus almost looked very different. And, the truth is, were it not for the efforts of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies, Sunday’s conversation probably would have been about [...]

Obama Gives Biden the OK

Vice President Joe Biden received President Obama’s “blessing” to make a 2016 bid for the White House, CNN reports. “But that’s if Biden chooses to run — the decision is his. While he doesn’t need the President’s permission, of course, [...]

Bush Takes Steps to Rein in Spending

Jeb Bush’s “campaign has asked various divisions to be mindful of their spending… Campaign officials asked workers to tighten their belts a few weeks ago… In some cases, staff members’ paychecks shrank,” the New York Times reports. “The cuts were [...]

State GOP Leaders Seek to Derail Trump

“Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trump’s candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him,” Politico reports. “The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in [...]

Biden vs. Clinton Could Get Ugly

Michael Tomasky: “Biden would have no choice but to build a run around the idea that she’s too risky. He or his surrogates will need to press the idea that the party could nominate Clinton and then next fall, Trey [...]

Kasich Approval Soars in Ohio

A new Quinnipiac poll in Ohio finds John Kasich’s standing continues to rise to an all-time high among voters as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination. Voters approved of Kasich’s job performance 61% to 28%, with even stronger numbers [...]

Jeb Bush Starts Hitting Back

New York Times: “The change in Mr. Bush’s tone is a calculated strategy, interviews show, with two different but crucial aims now that Mr. Trump is proving to be a long-term obstacle, not a passing nuisance: to dilute Mr. Trump’s [....

Biden Leans Towards Run But Family Issues Remain

“As Vice President Biden weighs a possible run for president, personal issues stand as the biggest unresolved obstacle, with Biden trying to gauge whether his family is emotionally prepared for a grueling campaign while still grieving the recent death of [...]

Top Walker Fundraiser May Defect to Trump

“One of Scott Walker’s top fundraisers met with Donald Trump Monday and discussed the possibility of his leaving the Walker camp to work for the New York developer’s presidential campaign,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Biden Calls Meeting of Top Fundraisers

“Major Democratic fundraisers have been invited to meet with Vice President Joe Biden at his residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory after Labor Day, part of a series of conversations he is having with senior party players as he contemplates [...]

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