Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

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GOP Tries to Limit Damage from Trump

“Republican insiders are reconciling themselves to the idea that Donald Trump won’t be exiting the stage anytime soon — and their main concern now is limiting his damage to their party,” The Hill reports. “The GOP establishment is almost universally [...]

George W. Bush Donors Embrace Jeb’s Bid

Wall Street Journal: “Jeb Bush rounded up donations in the first 15 days of his presidential campaign from at least 136 top-tier donors to his brother, former President George W. Bush, signaling that the family’s vaunted fundraising network is quickly [...]

Which Campaign Has the Worst Logo?

Politico: “The candidates’ campaign logos offer a rare glimpse into just what the would-be presidents are hoping to convey to voters: Is Jeb’s exclamation point a warm, inviting gesture meant to tone down harsher aspects of the candidate? Did Bernie pick [...]

Five of Blagojevich’s Convictions Thrown Out

An appeals court vacated five convictions and threw out the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), WLS-TV reports. The rest of Blagojevich’s convictions were affirmed by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. “If Blagojevich chooses [...]

Brown Guides Walker Around New Hampshire

Gov. Scott Walker toured New Hampshire with former Sen. Scott Brown (D-MA), the Wall Street Journal reports. “The relationship stands to be beneficial for both men: Mr. Walker has access to a well-known surrogate who represents the moderate wing of [...]

What Trump Might Say

The Onion runs a fake op-ed from Donald Trump: “You know what you have to do to make me go away. Just quit paying attention. Stop reading this right now.” “That’s right, I didn’t think so. I have the power [...]

Trump Has the GOP Establishment in a Bind

Joe Scarborough: “Trump will always be Trump, and there is no need for anyone in the Republican establishment to think otherwise. The best they can do is ride this wave of dissatisfaction and learn a lesson or two from it… [...]

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: Is Donald Trump the Embodiment of the GOP’s Core Values? Has the American Dream Been Replaced by a ‘Funnel of Privilege?’ Mapping Hate Across the Nation Is Donald Trump a Republican? Democrats Don’t [...]

Bonus Trump Quote on the Day

“He doesn’t seem like a very bright guy. He actually probably seems to me not as bright as Rick Perry. I think Rick Perry probably is smarter than Lindsey Graham.” — Donald Trump, in a South Carolina speech, on Sen. [...]

McConnell Will Hold Fundraiser for Former Rival

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Matt Bevin (R) “are trying to put last year’s ugly Senate primary behind them,” Politico reports. “McConnell, the Senate majority leader, will hold a fundraiser for Bevin, the GOP nominee in this November’s Kentucky gubernatorial [...]

Democrats Show Weakness in State and Local Races

Wall Street Journal: “A tepid economy and President Obama’s sinking approval ratings contributed to some of the Democratic losses last fall. The setbacks also revealed a withering of the campaign machinery built by Mr. Obama’s team more than seven years [...]

Trump Quote of the Day

“As one of the most liberal newspapers in the United States, the poll results were just too much for them to bear.” — Donald Trump, quoted by Politico, on the blistering Des Moines Register editorial calling for him to quit [...]

Who Will Make the Debate Cut?

First Read calculates the polling averages from the last five national polls to see who will get to participate in the first GOP presidential debate on August 6: Trump – 16.8% Bush – 14.8% Walker – 9.8% Rubio – 6.2% [...]

Can John Kasich Break Through?

First Read: “If the two-term governor of all-important Ohio — with a 60% approval rating in his state — announces a presidential bid and no one hears it, did it really happen? That’s John Kasich’s challenge as he makes his [...]

Is That a Donald Trump Quote?

Jimmy Kimmel quizzes people on whether Donald Trump quotes are true or not:

Maine’s Top Court to Resolve Veto Dispute

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court announced that it will expedite Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) request to determine whether he can still veto 65 bills that legislative officers already have written into law, the Portland Press Herald reports. “The stakes are [...]

Jeb Bush Is Meaner Than He Looks

Larry Sabato: “Most presidential candidates have a streak of ruthlessness in them—even the nice guys. Make that especially the nice guys. They’re mild-mannered and courteous in public, so someone else has to do the dirty work of winning for them.” [...]

Kasich Enters Crowded GOP Presidential Race

Gov. John Kasich (R), “a blunt-spoken and unorthodox Republican who bucked his party by expanding Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law and says politicians must ‘reach out and help those who live in the shadows,’ is expected to announce [...]

Quote of the Day

“Nobody leaves a race because they get tired, or because they think they don’t have the votes. They leave the race because they run out of money. Donald Trump will never run out of money, and that makes him incredibly [...]

Trump Snubs Early State Power Brokers

CNN: “Republican leaders in early-voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina are used to getting the full-court press from presidential candidates. But they say they’ve heard little from Trump. Without durable relationships in the early states, Trump could [...]

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