Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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Democracy Is Very Fragile

New York Times: “Support for autocratic alternatives is rising, too. Drawing on data from the European and World Values Surveys, the researchers found that the share of Americans who say that army rule would be a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ [...]

The Electoral College Is Pretty Arbitrary

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Bonus Quote of the Day

“I’ll tell you something, somebody’s making a mistake because that would be an active primary.” — Former New York Gov. David Patterson (D), quoted by the New York Daily News, on the lack of a primary challenger for New York [...]

Newspaper Subscriptions Soar

The New York Times said that paid subscriptions online and in print have soared tenfold since Election Day, according to CNBC. Which reminds me… Join Political Wire today and you’ll get exclusive analysis, new features and no advertising. Cyber Monday [...]

Most Think Trump Will Enrich Himself As President

A new YouGov poll finds that 54% of Americans think it is likely that Donald Trump will use the presidency to enrich himself. This is true of most Democrats (76%) and independents (52%) and just under one-third of Republicans (30%).

Trump Will Violate Hotel Lease Once Sworn In

Government Executive reports that once Donald Trump assumes the presidency, he will be in violation of the leasing agreement he signed for his new $212 million Pennsylvania Ave. hotel in Washington D.C. The 60-year, $180 million leasing agreement clearly states: [...]

Huntsman Mulls Senate Bid In Utah

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) told Bloomberg that he’s weighing a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, depending in part on whether fellow Republican Orrin Hatch decides to seek an eighth term. Said Huntsman: “I’ve always said that [...]

Trump Plans Big Rally In Ohio

President-elect Donald Trump “is set to return to the heart of a state that helped deliver him his unexpected victory earlier this month. On Thursday evening, Trump will kick off a ‘thank you’ tour in Ohio, with a massive rally [......

Trump Picks Chao for Transportation Secretary

Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is set to be announced as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, Politico reports. Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Democrats Face a Stacked Field In 2018

Charlie Cook: “In just a few weeks Demo­crats have gone from driv­ing for what figured to be an easy lay up to hav­ing the rest of the sea­son can­celled, with the next sea­son in real doubt. They seemed to have [...]

Sessions Could Execute Immigration Crackdown

“For two decades in the Senate, Jeff Sessions led an anti-immigration crusade that made him an outlier in GOP politics — raging against illegal immigration and an excess of foreign workers well before Donald Trump tore onto the political scene,” [...]

Trump Gets Serious About Health Care

Rick Klein: “A campaign that was never about policy has morphed into a transition that’s looked like a reality show, if cable news was in charge of the scripts. But with the selection of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as HHS [...]

The Two Big Reasons Democrats Lost In 2016

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The National Polls Were Right

The Cook Political Report shows Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over Donald Trump is now 2.32 million votes, or 1.7%. The final RealClearPolitics polling average showed Clinton leading the presidential race by 1.7%.

Conway No Longer In Trump’s Innermost Circle

Politico: “Conway, who served as Trump’s campaign manager, has slowly receded from the president-elect’s innermost circle — she is not included either in interviews with potential cabinet nominees or in the deliberations over those candidates, said two people briefed on [...]

Quote of the Day

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” — President-elect Donald Trump, on Twitter.

Trump’s Win Was the 44th Largest

Nate Silver: “In a historical context, Trump’s Electoral College performance is decidedly below-average… There have been 54 presidential elections since the ratification of the 12th Amendment in 1804. (Before that, presidential electors cast two votes each, making it hard to [...]

Trump’s Reliance on Debunked Theories Raises Concern

Benjy Sarlin: “As a candidate, Trump’s often unsubstantiated attacks on political opponents, foreign governments, election officials, law enforcement, a federal judge, news outlets and Muslims shattered political norms and sowed division. As president, his decisions will carry the full weight [...]

Conway Had Approval for Searing Romney Critique

New York Times: “In fact, people familiar with the dynamic inside Trump Tower — who were granted anonymity to discuss the unusual process that Mr. Trump has allowed for his transition — said Ms. Conway had been neither insubordinate nor [...]

Trump Could Name Treasury Secretary This Week

President-elect Donald Trump “is preparing to announce his pick for Treasury secretary as early as the end of the week, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Finalists for the Treasury job include Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), who heads the House Financial [...]

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