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The U.S. Supreme Court late on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings, the AP reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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“North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet went completely dark on Monday after days of instability, in what Internet monitors described as one of the worst North Korean network failures in years,” the New York Times reports. “The loss...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Al Hunt: “To oversimplify, there are two distinct candidate types: the mainstream conservatives and the movement conservatives. There really are no moderates.” “Establishment conservatives are the favorites of Wall Street, big business and traditional...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) will plead guilty to a felony charge of cheating on his taxes before entering Congress, the New York Daily News has learned. “Grimm said during the campaign that he would step down from his seat if [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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“Facebook conducted two experiments with Democratic Senate campaigns this year to see if advertisements on its site encouraged people to make political contributions. The company says the results show it did,” the New York Times reports. “The results...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Gawker: “Long before the FBI made it official, North Korean blame for the attack against Sony was taken as a given… But independent, skeptical security experts have been poking holes in this theory for days now. Evidence provided by the [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The New York Times has a blistering editorial calling on President Obama to prosecute those who committed torture and the officials who authorized them. “The nation cannot move forward in any meaningful way without coming to terms, legally and morally,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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New York Times: “Though few Republican strategists expect Mr. Carson, 63, to be the nominee, they acknowledge his potential to throw a wrench into the establishment’s desire to unify early, and the danger of turning off moderates if his divisive...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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“Tea party favorite Mike Lee roiled the GOP establishment four years ago when he knocked off a sitting senator on his way to the Republican Senate nomination in Utah. Now, the establishment might strike back,” Politico reports. “As the 43-year-old...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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“Jeb Bush’s announcement that he will explore a White House bid threatens years of painstaking spadework by other Republicans who have cultivated many of the wealthy donors loyal to the former Florida governor’s family,” the Wall Street Journal...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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In the wake of two New York City police officers being assassinated, Rudy Giuliani said that President Obama has engaged in “propaganda” encouraging people to “hate the police,” The Hill reports. Said Giuliani: “We’ve had four months of propaganda...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin warned that Russia will face a “full-blown economic crisis” next year that will cause a series of defaults and the loss of its investment grade credit rating, the Financial Times reports. Wonk Wire: Russian...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Mother Jones notes the first person Jeb Bush followed on Twitter was none other than his brother’s former deputy chief of staff and political adviser, Karl Rove.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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President Obama said that he will do “everything I can” to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Reuters reports. Said Obama: “It is something that continues to inspire jihadists and extremists around the world, the fact that...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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“With no love lost for Jeb Bush among the Republican base, the Iowa caucuses could be an early stumbling block in his 2016 quest,” The Hill reports. “The former Florida governor’s business-friendly stances and willingness to criticize GOP hard-liners...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Washington Post: “Since his first year in office, in 2010, Christie has engaged in at least 14 raised-voice confrontations with regular people, often at town halls. These moments, played and replayed on YouTube, have become a defining characteristic...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds Hillary Clinton is off her peak but still overwhelmingly strong in support for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Clinton leads with 61%, followed by Joe Biden at 14% and Elizabeth Warren at [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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“Of 435 House races in November, only a few dozen were considered competitive — a result of decades of drawing district lines for partisan advantage, generally by state legislatures,” the New York Times reports. “But in an era of hyperpartisan...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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“Warning of ‘serious consequences’ if the United States retaliates against it over the damaging cyberattack on Sony Pictures, North Korea on Saturday insisted that it was not behind it, and it offered to prove its innocence by taking part in [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is asking President Obama to invite members of Congress over to the White House to screen the movie, “The Interview,” the New Orleans Times Picayune reports. “The flick was pulled from a planned Christmas Day release [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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“Six years after President George W. Bush began the auto bailout, the Obama administration on Friday declared a profitable end to the sweeping federal interventions in Wall Street and Detroit, saying a final sale of stock from General Motors’ former...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “is hitting back against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Cuba in a preview of a possible debate between two presidential hopefuls,” The Hill reports. “In a series of tweets at Rubio on Friday afternoon, Paul called [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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President Obama is accepting an invitation to deliver the 2015 State of the Union on Jan. 20, Roll Call reports. “The date was suggested in a letter sent Friday by Speaker John A. Boehner. The Ohio Republican previously dismissed the [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Politico: “It’s taken Obama – who spuriously predicted the 2012 election would break the ‘fever’ of partisan gridlock – two miserable years to approach the level of presidential liberation he believes he earned that night. Yet there was always...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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