Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire


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Trump’s ‘Axis of Adults’ Is Breaking Apart

Eli Lake: “If you thought grownups like Mattis, McMaster and Tillerson were secretly running the administration, think again.” “In the case of McMaster, administration officials tell me he is perceived not to be a reliable messenger of the president’s wishes. [...]

No Respect for Sean Spicer

Wall Street Journal: “Less than a month into his new job, White House press secretary Sean Spicer needed to keep his food and drink cold. He wanted a mini-fridge. He dispatched a top aide to a nearby executive office building [...]

Coats Says Agencies Agree on Russian Meddling

NBC News: “Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, said Friday there is no dissent inside U.S. intelligence agencies about the conclusion that Russia used hacking and fake news to interfere in the 2016 presidential election — despite comments by [...]

Kushner Revised His Financial Disclosures Again

Jared Kushner “failed to disclose dozens of financial holdings that he was required to declare when he joined the White House as an adviser to President Trump, his father-in-law,” the Washington Post reports. “A separate document released Friday also showed [...]

Trump Jr. and Manafort Cut Deal to Avoid Public Hearing

CNN: “The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid being subpoenaed for a high-profile public hearing next week, with the [...]

A Long-Hidden Legal Memo Says President Can Be Indicted

New York Times: “A newfound memo from Kenneth W. Starr’s independent counsel investigation into President Bill Clinton sheds fresh light on a constitutional puzzle that is taking on mounting significance amid the Trump-Russia inquiry: Can a sitting president be indicted?” [...]

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The Storming of the Presidency

If you’re going to read one book on politics this summer vacation, the word is out: Devil’s Bargain – Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency is the one. Author Josh Green joins Chris Riback on the [...]

Trump Readies for Political, Legal War

Mike Allen: “The President is building a wartime Cabinet, for political and legal war. One longtime ally who’s likely to have a more visible, frequent role: Newt Gingrich, husband of Callista Gingrich, Trump’s choice for ambassador to the Vatican.” “Trump [...]

Democrats to Unveil New Economic Agenda

“Senate and House Dems, after an intensive process spanning seven months, on Monday will unveil a new economic agenda, Axios has exclusively learned, meant to counter the perception that Democrats are only the anti-Trump party, with no message of their [...]

Trump Asserts His ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

President Trump asserted his “complete power to pardon” in a tweet after reports emerged this week that he was discussing his ability to pardon people in the ongoing investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia, The Hill reports.

McConnell’s Last Ditch Strategy on Health Care

Politico: “Senior Senate Republicans believe the high-profile vote expected Tuesday — followed by conservative backlash over the GOP’s failure to fulfill its seven-year campaign pledge — might provoke enough heat from the base to bring senators back to the negotiating [...]

Inside a White House Shake Up

“Sean Spicer came to the White House on Thursday completely unaware President Donald Trump was planning to meet with Anthony Scaramucci, a longtime Wall Street friend, and offer him the job of communications director. Other top aides, including Reince Priebus [...]

Republicans Embrace Tax Hike Targeting Blue States

“Republicans aren’t usually big on raising taxes, but they’re really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes,” the AP reports. “Why? A look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain [...]

No Reason to Feel Sorry for Sean Spicer

Jack Shafer: “By the end of his active tenure as press secretary—which we can date to June when the administration started platooning in Sarah Huckabee Sanders for on-camera briefings—Spicer had become the Lord Haw-Haw of the Trump administration. That’s a [...]

Sessions Discussed Campaign Matters with Russian Ambassador

“Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general,” the Washington Post [...]

Part of Health Care Bill Violate Senate Rules

Caitlin Owens: “The Senate parliamentarian ruled Friday that some parts of the Senate health care bill do not comply with budget rules, meaning that if they’re included in the bill, they’ll need 60 votes to pass.” “The biggest provisions that [...]

Student Discounts

A very generous reader made a donation so that I could offer discounted memberships for college students. I’m matching the donation. The first 20 students who send an email from their college email address, will get a coupon code for [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“Here’s what I’ll tell you about the president: He’s the most competitive person I’ve ever met. I’ve seen this guy throw a dead spiral through a tire. I’ve seen him at Madison Square Garden with a top coat on and [...]

Trump’s Favorite Foe

David Remnick has a great interview with Maggie Haberman of the New York Times about her reporting on President Trump. REMNICK: How does Donald Trump spend his day when not in routine meetings that are on his schedule? HABERMAN: This [...]

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