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The September 16 Republican debate with Donald Trump and his rivals at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library is expected to be the most watched event ever on CNN, the Los Angeles Times reports. “And the network is cashing [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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“A county clerk in Kentucky who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds denied licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, saying she was acting ‘under God’s authority,’ just hours after the Supreme Court refused to support her position,”...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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“When Hillary Clinton arrived at the State Department in 2009, she wanted to bring along Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House aide and one of her closest advisers. His job didn’t materialize, blocked by the Obama White House, but [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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New York Times: “Perhaps not surprisingly, the campaign manager for Donald J. Trump’s unorthodox bid for president, Corey Lewandowski, a 40-year-old New Hampshire resident, does not have a conventional résumé.” “In searching for someone to...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A new Monmouth University poll shows Donald Trump has increased his national GOP vote share since last month’s debate. Trump now leads the pack at 30%, followed by Ben Carson at 18%, Jeb Bush at 8%, Ted Cruz at 8%, [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Hillary Clinton’s campaign “is preparing to ramp up operations in New Hampshire to halt Bernie Sanders’ advance and rescue a lead in a state so many Democrats had thought would be an easy win for the front-runner,” Politico reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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New York Times: “A growing number of party activists, from New Hampshire to Iowa, are voicing concern about the Democratic National Committee’s plan to hold six debates over all, with only four coming before the first four states finish voting. [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Chris Cillizza: “The summer of Trump looks poised to turn seamlessly to the autumn of Trump. His numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire — as well as nationally — look to have topped off a bit of late, but a) [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A close associate tells Politico that Donald Trump plans to sign a loyalty pledge “that would bind him to endorse the Republican nominee, and would preclude a third-party run. Trump made the stunning decision, which he has long resisted, to [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Two Minnesota lawmakers, Rep. Tim Kelly (R) and Rep. Tara Mack (R), vehemently denied a park ranger’s report that they were “making out” in a car, KARE reports. From the ranger’s notes: “Was making out with female in car. When [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Larry Sabato: “While there are 22 presidential candidates — 23 if Biden runs — most of them are human tape recorders. On the top 25 or 30 issues, each has memorized a paragraph or two; mention the issue and the [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A former Hillary Clinton staffer who helped set up the former secretary of state’s private email server has vowed to invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions after a congressional committee subpoenaed him, NBC News reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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“A super PAC supporting Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley has laid off 38 organizers in Iowa — about three-quarters of its staff here,” the Washington Post reports. “Generation Forward, a political action committee launched by...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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“Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances,” the AP reports. “The challenge, confirmed...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) engaged in an extramarital affair with his former communications director, leading First Lady Dianne Bentley to file for divorce last Friday after 50 years of marriage, sources tell Legal Schnauzer. Birmingham News: “Several...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin (R) said that he fully supports County Clerk Kim Davis’ right to refuse gay couples seeking marriage licenses, the Louisville Courier Journal reports. Said Bevin: “I absolutely support her willingness to...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A new Gravis Marketing poll in Iowa finds Donald Trump leading the GOP pack with 32%, followed by Ben Carson at 16%, Ted Cruz at 7%, Marco Rubio at 6%, Scott Walker at 6%, Bobby Jindal at 5% and Carly [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Politico: “Donald Trump knows the United States will never deport eleven million undocumented immigrants or do away with birthright citizenship. But what if we did—what would be the political impact if Trump and other angry nativists in the GOP actually...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Molly Ball: “The other candidates who’ve gone after Trump aggressively (Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, Rand Paul) haven’t exactly soared in the polls. Trump is like an electric fence that the candidates keep running at, only to get zapped and fall...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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“As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney,” according...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Donald Trump is viewed unfavorably by 82% of Hispanics, with 68% feeling “strongly so.” Just 15% of those surveyed view Trump favorably.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Jeb Bush said “that he would run for president only if he could do so with a sunny spirit, but Mr. Trump, the surprise leader in the polls, has turned this summer into a miserable one for Mr. Bush, gleefully [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Here’s a must-read book: Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America’s Prison Crisis by former Missouri state Sen. Jeff Smith.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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President Obama “locked in enough support in Congress Wednesday to ensure he can overcome bipartisan opposition and implement a landmark nuclear accord with Iran,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “More than a month after global diplomats struck...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Rick Perry’s campaign organization in New Hampshire has dissolved, WMUR reports. Veteran strategist Michael Dennehy said that “while he still considers himself a strong supporter of the Republican presidential candidate, he no longer considers himself...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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It’s been a bad summer for Hillary Clinton’s polling numbers, and a new Washington Post-ABC News poll brings additional bad news for her brand. “But it also shows something else: She continues to be popular among a broad coalition of [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Donald Trump “unleashed his latest Twitter fire against Club for Growth, an anti-tax conservative 501(c)4 group that Republican candidates usually seek out as allies,” Politico reports. In two tweets, Trump said that the “pathetic” organization...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A new Des Moines Register poll in Iowa finds 47% of likely GOP caucusgoers say it’s a good idea to gather up an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally and send them to their home [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley (R) admitted to having an extramarital affair after a blogger mentioned the rumored dalliance online, but he and his wife said they are still weighing a run for governor in 2016, the Fargo Forum [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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While she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton “wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information,” the Washington Post reports. “Although government officials...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says the possibility she would run as a vice presidential candidate in the 2016 election is “something I’m not talking about” and she’s happy with her job as senator, WCVB reports. “Warren, who has declined to [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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“As his political future remains the subject of intense speculation, Vice President Joe Biden will end a summer of grief and contemplation on Wednesday by traveling to South Florida, one of the richest grounds for raising campaign cash,” the New...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A new Loras College poll in Iowa finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field with 25%, followed by Ben Carson at 18%, Jeb Bush at 10%, Ted Cruz at 7%, Scott Walker at 6% and Carly Fiorina at 5%. Nate [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Jeb Bush “went on the offensive Tuesday against GOP presidential front-runner and frequent antagonist Donald Trump, releasing an attack video portraying the mogul as a closet liberal and signaling that he will attempt to bring Trump down in coming...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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“The organizers of the next Republican presidential debate have announced changes to debate criteria that mean former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will almost certainly join the rest of the top-tier candidates on the main stage at the Reagan Library...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A new Public Policy Polling national survey finds Donald Trump expanding his lead over the GOP field to 29%, followed by Ben Carson at 15%, Jeb Bush at 9%, Carly Fiorina at 8%, Marco Rubio at 7%, Ted Cruz at [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Bob Casey (D-PA) “have decided to support the Iran nuclear deal, putting President Obama on the brink of a major diplomatic breakthrough that will allow him to fully implement the controversial deal over the objections...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The Washington Post looks at the unusual relationship between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “According to people close to the Trump campaign, the relationship has been driven almost entirely by Cruz. The Texas senator has sought Trump out...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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“Republicans started this election cycle with a big target in Colorado: The seat occupied by Michael Bennet was seen as their one, probably only, chance to beat a sitting Democratic senator,” Politico reports. “Instead, it’s been one setback...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Rick Perry’s campaign continues to retrench, the New York Times reports. “The Republican from Texas has whittled his staff in Iowa to one paid operative amid continuing fund-raising struggles… Mr. Perry led in the polls for a stretch during his...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Eugene Robinson: “The catalyst for the current eruption of anti-foreigner bombast is, of course, Republican front-runner Donald Trump. His rhetoric blaming undocumented Mexicans for a crime wave and insisting — without a shred of evidence — that...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The Supreme Court “refused to allow a county clerk in Kentucky who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds to continue to deny marriage licenses to all couples, gay or straight,” the New York Times reports. “The case concerns Kim [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The Moody’s Analytics election model now predicts a Democratic electoral landslide in the 2016 presidential vote. “A small change in the forecast data in August has swung the outcome from the statistical tie predicted in July, to a razor-edge ballot...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Donald Trump promised that he “would return the name of North America’s largest mountain to Mount McKinley, undoing President Obama’s decision to call it Denali,” The Hill reports. “Calling Obama’s act a ‘great insult to Ohio,’ Trump,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Wall Street Journal: “On this all can agree: Strange happenings are afoot in the 2016 presidential cycle, the kind that leave experts scratching their heads. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, talk of a third-party run—we’ve never seen anything quite...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, August 31, 2015
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“For years, Republicans have run for office on promises of cutting taxes and bolstering business to stimulate economic growth, pledging allegiance to a Reaganesque model of conservatism that has largely become the party’s orthodoxy,” the New York...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, August 31, 2015
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“I show up. I go to forums even when I don’t know what the questions are going to be. Oh, I have not frequented prostitution—and certainly have not done that sitting on the floor of the United States Congress.” — [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Columbia University President Lee Bollinger said at convocation that the school “is looking forward to hosting the president in 2017,” the Columbia Spectator reports. “He didn’t elaborate at convocation about what type of role or presence Obama...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A new Morning Consult poll finds Donald Trump leading the GOP primary pack with 37%, followed by Jeb Bush and Ben Carson at 9% each, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee at 6% each and Scott Walker at 5%. Wonk Wire: [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, August 31, 2015
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