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Bloomberg finds Donald Trump is worth $2.9 billion and not the $10 billion he claims. “The Bloomberg index values the real estate based on income it currently produces. Trump’s retail spaces could fetch higher rents if vacated and leased to [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) “backed down on Monday from a controversial plan to appeal to allow a simple-majority vote to repeal Obamacare, following a meeting in which he apologized to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the actions of a [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Greg Sargent: “Hillary Clinton has signaled that she hopes to run for president in part by painting the GOP-controlled Congress — and, by extension, the Republican Party — as a divisive, destructive, hidebound, reactionary force… And it looks...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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“Donald Trump’s explosive rise in the polls has come at the expense of every other GOP presidential candidate except for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker — who arguably have been helped by the businessman’s rise,” The Hill reports. “The media [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A Smart Politics analysis finds there are 16 U.S. Senators who currently serve states with a majority of its U.S. House seats held by the opposing political party; only one of these 16 is a Republican – Mark Kirk of [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Rick Klein: “You can thank Donald Trump for taking away the attention from the clashes that could leave the GOP with more battle scars than anything the Donald has to offer. On Capitol Hill, talk of Reagan’s 11th Commandment is [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A new Public Policy Polling survey in Illinois finds Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) leading Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in the U.S. Senate race, 42% to 36%. “There’s more bad news for Kirk: His approval rating has dropped to 25%.”
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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“Next week’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland marks not only the inaugural formal gathering of the expansive GOP field but the start of a new and unpredictable chapter in an already raucous 2016 race,” the Washington Post reports. “Under...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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“The Koch brothers are freezing out Donald Trump from their influential political operation — denying him access to their state-of-the-art data and refusing to let him speak to their gatherings of grass-roots activists or major donors,” Politico...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges “involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests” of them all, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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NBC News: “A House Republican often at odds with John Boehner launched a bid Tuesday to kick the speaker of the house out of his job — an almost unheard-of rebellion but one that has been simmering for months. Rep. [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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A new Morning Consult poll finds Donald Trump has extended his lead over the Republican presidential field with 24%, followed by Jeb Bush at 13%, Scott Walker at 9%, Ben Carson at 8%. No other candidate tops 5 percent of [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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“One of the Illinois GOP’s premiere fundraisers has called on U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to abandon his re-election race, saying it likely is unwinnable. The statement is spurring a flurry of phone calls and activity among worried Republicans,”...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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New York Times: “While it is no surprise that campaigns are devoting a greater share of their budget and energy on digital initiatives, Facebook, already a major player in past cycles, has been working to expand its digital dominance in [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Daily Beast: “Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Donald Trump says that he’d “love” to have Sarah Palin join his administration should he be elected president, The Hill reports. Said Trump: “She really is somebody who knows what’s happening, and she’s a special person. Everybody loves her.”...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Here’s a must-read: The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House by McKay Coppins.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Billionaire Mark Cuban told Business Insider that Donald Trump is “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long, long time.” Said Cuban: “I don’t care what his actual positions are. I don’t care if he says the [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Gov. Scott Walker “suggested that Republican primary could drag on for months, driving up the importance of states that vote later in the spring — states like Pennsylvania, which doesn’t vote until the end of April,” Politico reports. Said Walker:...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sen. Rand Paul, “once seen as a top-tier contender, finds his presidential hopes fading fast as he grapples with deep fundraising and organizational problems that have left his campaign badly hobbled,” Politico reports. “Interviews with more than...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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McKay Coppins: “Trump’s key lieutenants tend to fit the same consumer profile that his discount luxury brand targets: They are men with middle- and working-class roots; lacking in elite credentials; mesmerized by made-for-TV displays of lavish wealth....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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President Obama asserted that “he could win a third term if allowed by the Constitution, but said he was looking forward to life after the presidency, when he will be able to take a walk and spend more time with [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that five of the presidential candidates have ties to the Pittsburgh area: Rick Santorum, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Martin O’Malley and Carly Fiorina. “President James Buchanan is the only Pennsylvanian to hold...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has taken a “no apologies” approach to inflammatory remarks and controversies, but one of his personal aides had some regrets, the New York Times reports. “Michael Cohen, who is special counsel to Mr. Trump,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A new CNN/ORC poll finds 49% of American voters approve of the way President Obama is handling his job, 47% disapprove, about the same as in a June survey. “But on the President’s biggest accomplishment since then — the nuclear [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A LA Jewish Journal survey finds that 48% of Jewish Americans support the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration while 28% oppose it and 25% hadn’t heard enough to form an opinion.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Mike Huckabee told the Today Show that if he was president, he would use the same language when referring to potential deals with Iran — and that the response from Jewish people to his controversial comments has been “overwhelmingly positive.”...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Jon Stewart “slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the principal’s office,” [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Rick Klein: “This hectic week-plus before the first Republican debate may be remembered for Mike Huckabee’s Auschwitz memoires, Lindsey Graham’s new cell phone, and maybe even Donald Trump’s trip across the pond to catch some golf. It might also...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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“Four leading GOP presidential candidates – Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker – are traveling to a Southern California luxury hotel in coming days to make their cases directly to the Koch brothers and hundreds of other [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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“Setting ambitious goals for producing energy from the sun, wind and other renewable sources, Hillary Clinton seized on an issue Monday that increasingly resonates with Democratic voters and sets up a stark contrast with the Republican presidential...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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“Donald Trump’s celebrity — and intrigue as to how the other Republican candidates will deal with his presence — could deliver a ratings boost for the first GOP debate, set for Fox News on Aug. 6,” The Hill reports. “The [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A new Monmouth poll in New Hampshire finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 24%, followed by Jeb Bush at 12%, John Kasich at 7%, Scott Walker at 7%, Marco Rubio at 6%, Ben Carson at 5% and [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Bob Dixon (R) announced his run for Missouri governor saying he had “spent almost 23 years as a strong supporter of traditional marriage” but neglected to mention that he “once lived as a gay man until a spiritual epiphany turned [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Donald Trump “has sold his penthouse unit in New York’s Trump Park Avenue building for $21 million,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Trump was the first and only owner of the unit, located on the 24th floor of the 32-story [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The New York Times public editor admits the newspaper story last week about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email for classified information “was, to put it mildly, a mess.” “But you can’t put stories like this back in the bottle [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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“There are already at least five major Democratic candidates of color running for U.S. Senate in 2016, a significant boost in diversity to a group that has traditionally been overwhelmingly white,” the Huffington Post reports. “These numbers are...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Mark Halperin: “Let’s all please stop asserting that Bernie Sanders can’t beat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination race. Pundits and journalists galore have been declaring (alleged margin of error: zero) that the Vermont senator will lose...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger (R) “isn’t just facing an upcoming legal battle. He’s also facing five challengers in the Aug. 4 Republican primary,” the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports. “Weisenberger, the Republican incumbent, was indicted...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: States With Gun Control Have Fewer Gun Deaths Grading the Governors Who Want to be President What Entitlements Crisis? Why Mandatory Prison Sentences Don’t Work Carbon Pollution is a Business Risk Republicans...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Allan Sloan: “I’ve spent more than 40 years making my living by writing about numbers, and I’ve never run across anyone who uses them the way that Trump does. He just spews numbers forth, based on heaven knows what, and [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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“Potential Iowa caucus-goers got their first look at Chris Christie’s fiery side Saturday, when he defended his record on gun control and scolded a gun rights activist who challenged him during a town hall,” the Des Moines Register reports. Said...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Rick Perry (R) told CNN that if people could bring their guns to the movies, they could prevent the movie theater shootings. Said Perry: “These concepts of gun-free zones are a bad idea. I think that you allow the citizens [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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The deputy speaker of Britain’s House of Lords, John Sewel, “has resigned his position after publication of photos and a video allegedly showing him using cocaine with prostitutes,” the AP reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Politico: “Over the past two decades he was a Republican, then an independent, then a Democrat, then a Republican. Now, registered as an independent, he leads the Republican 2016 presidential field.” “But what does Donald Trump really believe on...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) “called for tougher gun laws in other states on Sunday, breaking his silence on the issue three days after a gunman with a history of mental illness and violence opened fire in a movie theater [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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Politico: “As the Florida Republican has catapulted to the top tier of the crowded GOP presidential field, Rubio has been absent more often than other senators seeking the White House. Since announcing his run in mid-April, Rubio has missed 42 [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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“Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign,” CNN reports.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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New York Times: “With help from a well-funded, well-researched and invigorated anti-abortion movement, Republican politicians have refined how they are talking about pregnancy and abortion rights, choosing their words in a way they hope puts Democrats...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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“The race is on for the final spots on stage for the first Republican debate. With the highly-anticipated showdown less than two weeks away, candidates with low polling numbers are in a high-stakes scramble to qualify for an event that [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Monday, July 27, 2015
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