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John Oliver compiles five years of wrong predictions about the Affordable Care Act.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Supreme Court “agreed to hear a challenge to the way public-sector unions finance their operations. Union officials said a ruling against them would deal a blow to organized labor,” the New York Times reports. “Limiting the power of public...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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“At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists,” the Newark Star Ledger reports. “The governor also...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Gov. Chris Christie, “whose meteoric rise as a national Republican in his first term was matched only by his spectacular loss of stature at home in his second, is set to enter the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday morning bearing [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Charlie Cook: “The momentous events of the last week can be interpreted in numerous ways. But one thing has become increasingly clear: The Republican Party needs to change.” “Simply put, Republicans are loaded up in a car, racing toward a [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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“The Ku Klux Klan will hold a rally at the S.C. State House next month to protest efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds,” the Columbia State reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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“As soon as he makes his presidential announcement tomorrow, Chris Christie will race to New Hampshire for a town hall. The embattled New Jersey governor has little choice: he has to go all-in on the Granite State,” Politico reports. “Trouble [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Sen. Ted Cruz writes in his new memoir A Time for Truth that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told NPR that states should ignore the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Said Cruz: “Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it… The parties to a case cannot ignore a direct [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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New York Times: “From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds, [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Jeb Bush “is planning to release 33 years of tax returns Tuesday – the most ever by U.S. presidential candidate,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The decision to release more than three decades of financial information comes as Mr. Bush [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The Washington Post reports Chelsea Clinton was paid $65,000 for a speech at the University of Missouri after officials balked at her month’s $275,000 fee. “More than 500 pages of e-mails, contracts and other internal documents obtained by The Washington...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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“NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct— that is why our country is in serious trouble.” — Donald Trump, quoted by The Week, after NBC severed its business relationship with him.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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NBC Universal announced it had ended its relationship with Donald Trump over comments he made recently about immigrants coming over the Mexico border, Deadline Hollywood reports. Trump will no longer host “Celebrity Apprentice” and the network also...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Donald Trump says “if he gets elected president, he would have to change his hair style because he wouldn’t have time to maintain it,” the Des Moines Register reports. Said Trump: “I would probably comb my hair back. Why? Because [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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New Orleans Times Picayune: “That’s the slogan on Gov. Bobby Jindal’s first official campaign shirt. And yes, ‘tanned’ is supposed to be a reference to Jindal’s brown skin tone.” “Jindal used a similar line about being ‘tanned’ in...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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New York Times: “The stunningly quick collapse of support for the Confederate flag has been told largely through the public pronouncements of one governor, Nikki R. Haley of South Carolina, who persuaded the legislature to reconsider the flag’s prominent...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “is about the best kind of top challenger” that Hillary Clinton “can have: one who focuses on issues that pretty much every primary voter in their party can agree upon, while doing nothing to challenge her [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Rick Klein: “If you’re going to start over, it helps to agree on a new place to begin. There’s a hope among some Republicans that the end of the nation’s gay-marriage debate wipes the slate clean on social issues, after [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court “refused to consider letting states require evidence of citizenship when people register to vote for federal elections, rejecting an appeal from Arizona and Kansas,” Bloomberg reports. “The rebuff is a victory for the Obama...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Supreme Court “ruled on Monday against three death row inmates who had sought to bar the use of an execution drug they said risked causing excruciating pain,” the New York Times reports. “The drug, the sedative midazolam, played a [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Reuters: “In polls, Carson outperforms most of his fellow candidates, who often have much bigger media profiles, much more political experience and in many cases have track records as governors or senators. While the spotlight has been on opponents...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Supreme Court “blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, one meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants,” the New York Times reports. “Industry groups...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court “bolstered efforts to make federal elections more competitive, upholding an independent commission set up by Arizona voters to draw congressional districts,” Bloomberg reports. “The 5-4 ruling is a setback to Arizona Republicans,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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“The spat between Sen. Ted Cruz and GOP strategist Karl Rove escalated late Sunday, with Cruz dusting off an email exchange from 2009 to refute Rove’s denial of claims in his forthcoming book,” the Dallas Morning News reports. “Cruz asserted...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Puerto Rico’s governor, saying he needs to pull the island out of a “death spiral,” has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions, the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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“The Republican Party of Virginia will choose a presidential candidate in a statewide primary open to all voters on March 1, 2016, also known as Super Tuesday,” the Richmond Times Dispatch reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a written opinion that county clerks in Texas “who have religious objections to same-sex marriage can opt out of issuing such licenses — but they should be prepared to face fines or legal [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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“When Chris Christie launches his presidential campaign Tuesday, it won’t look anything like the one he once envisioned,” Politico reports. “Gone is the idea of an expansive, state-by-state primary election strategy. Iowa, despite the early visits...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Washington Post: “Today, as he works toward his run at the White House, Bush touts his business experience as a strength that gives him the skills and savvy to serve as the nation’s chief executive. He has said he “worked [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) “plans to launch his presidential bid on July 21 in Columbus, hoping his strength in the quintessential swing state will help him win over Republican voters who aim to take back the White House in [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Wall Street Journal: “When deciding whether to run for office, Vice President Joe Biden has made it a practice to seek his family’s counsel. That advice has included at least two members of his immediate family—his sons—urging him to run [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, June 29, 2015
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When Gov. Chris Christie enters the race for president this week, he’ll do so as an underdog, the AP reports. “The launch of the Republican governor’s White House campaign is the culmination of years of groundwork that began even before [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Mike Huckabee suggested that if he were elected president in 2016, he would decline to enforce the Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, the Wall Street Journal reports. Said Hcukabee: “I would say, when the Congress...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “has started reserving television airtime in the first four nominating states, seven months before a vote is cast,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The Florida senator has reserved airtime in Iowa, New Hampshire, South...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said that his state will comply with the Supreme Court’s order legalizing same-sex marriage, Politico reports. Said Jindal: “We don’t have a choice. Our agencies will comply with the court order.” But he added:...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Donald Trump says that Jeb Bush, the front runner for the GOP presidential nomination in recent polls, views him as a serious political threat, the Wall Street Journal reports. Said Trump: “Trust me, he takes me seriously.” He added: “I [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Donald Trump says that he supports “traditional marriage” but that gay people who might question whether his three marriages qualify as traditional “have a very good point,” Bloomberg reports. Said Trump: “But, you know, I’ve been a very...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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“A cascade of events suggests that 2015 could be remembered as a Liberal Spring: the moment when deeply divisive and consuming questions of race, sexuality and broadened access to health care were settled in quick succession, and social tolerance was...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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“There are many divides in American politics. There’s red and blue and black and white. But some of the starkest differences exist between rural and urban America. And events in the news this past week only highlighted the size of [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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“The White House has churned out about 40 new measures to fight carbon pollution just since the start of 2015, stepping up the pace ahead of critical talks for a global climate change deal,” the Guardian reports. “Two years after [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Gary Hart: “Can anyone seriously doubt that our republic, our government, is corrupt? There have been Teapot Domes and financial scandals of one kind or another throughout our nation’s history. There has never been a time, however, when the government...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, June 27, 2015
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“Exhilarated by the Supreme Court’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, gay rights leaders have turned their sights to what they see as the next big battle: obtaining federal, state and local legal protections in employment, housing, commerce and other...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Newark Star Ledger: “The fact that the GOP field is the largest since Abraham Lincoln may have changed the monetary calculus for Christie, according to some of the donors supporting his run. They say rather than taking on one big-money [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “has proposed a constitutional amendment that would subject Supreme Court justices to periodic judicial elections in the wake of rulings that upheld a key portion of the Affordable Care Act and affirmed gay couples’ right to...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Al Gore declined to endorse Hillary Clinton for president when asked about her prospects, the New York Post reports. Said Gore: “I wouldn’t refuse to answer that question, I would try to cleverly dodge that question. I would say it’s [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Donald Trump’s “fight with Univision is heating up. On Friday he published an anchor’s personal phone number, called for the resignation of a top executive and banned all of the channel’s executives from using Trump’s golf course in Miami,”...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, June 27, 2015
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