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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) “is dating a top lobbyist for the leading U.S. airline trade association, an organization that spends millions of dollars trying to influence his panel,” Politico reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Mike Huckabee (R) suggested that young Americans planning to join the military should wait until President Barack Obama leaves office to do so because his administration has an “open hostility toward the Christian faith,” the Huffington Post reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball: “The two factors that might be most vital to Hillary Clinton’s chances—the identity of the eventual Republican nominee and the standing of President Obama—are elements over which she has little influence. It’s...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Los Angeles Times: “For Jeb Bush, New Hampshire serves as a linchpin of his strategy. Sandwiched between contests in Iowa and South Carolina that draw large numbers of evangelical voters, New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary has served as...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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“After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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“Senate Republicans do not want to be held responsible for rejecting the historic nomination of Loretta E. Lynch, the first African-American woman picked to be attorney general. But they also are in no hurry to see her confirmed because of [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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“In the history of the New Hampshire presidential primary, there have never been so many potential Republican presidential candidates — 21 — much less a campaign in which nearly all of them showed up on the same weekend,” the Boston [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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“As world leaders converge here for their semiannual trek to the capital of what is still the world’s most powerful economy, concern is rising in many quarters that the United States is retreating from global economic leadership just when it [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Howard Dean “delivered a stinging critique of modern day capitalism, warning that the economic system is ‘going to fail’ unless substantial efforts are made to regulate the financial industry and reduce income inequality,” the New York Observer...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Gary Hart: “Our Founders created a republic and, being keen students of the history of republics beginning with Athens, they knew that placing special and narrow interests ahead of the common good and the commonwealth was the corruption that destroyed...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Mike Huckabee is expected to return to Fox News this evening to make his 2016 presidential campaign official, TV Newser reports. Huckabee said he is “moving toward” announcing a second bid for the White House and will “make a little [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) “is about to launch a national political committee that would allow him to raise money and his profile as he considers a run for president in 2016,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. “Records show that [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel “and a supportive political action committee spent more than $22.8 million in the preliminary and runoff elections en route to the mayor winning a second term,” the Chicago Tribune reports. “By contrast, challenger Jesus...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Jon Stewart made a pretty compelling case that it is Dick Cheney, not President Obama, who actually strengthened Iran and gave it time to build up a nuclear program.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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“For nearly two years, potential Republican presidential candidates have visited New Hampshire to meet with activists, interview with local media, and speak at party functions. If they’re lucky, these White House hopefuls have a few paid staffers...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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“Hillary Clinton made her most ringing endorsement yet of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s efforts to tamp down on ‘Wall Street’s irresponsible risk taking’ in a two-paragraph Time magazine article… Clinton is yet to reveal what economic policies...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Republicans have a chance to maintain control of the Senate in the 2016 election, when two dozen GOP seats will be contested, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Of the 24 Republicans up for [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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“With every major Republican presidential hopeful descending on New Hampshire this weekend for the state’s first candidate forum, attention will turn for the moment from Hillary Clinton’s entry into the campaign to the fluid Republican race,”...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) told CNN that “I’m running” for the Democratic nomination for president. A spokeswoman later clarified: “We are still in the exploratory committee phase. We will file the proper papers to be an official...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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A new Mason-Dixon poll in Florida finds Sen. Marco Rubio (R) and Jeb Bush (R) essentially tied for the GOP presidential nomination in their home state. Rubio gets 31%, Bush had 30% and 17% were undecided. Said pollster Brad Coker: [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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After some unfortunate remarks earlier this week, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) told the Chicago Sun-Times he won’t be talking about race or ethnicity in the future. Said Kirk: “I would say that whenever a targeted member talks about race or [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Martin O’Malley (D) “has taken his most direct policy shots at the former secretary of state since her campaign for the White House began, calling out Clinton by name for what he all but called a flip-flop on marriage equality [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Byron York: “There are five Democrats who have either declared or are thinking about running for president. Three — Joe Biden, Bernard Sanders, and Jim Webb — will be over 70 years old on Inauguration Day 2017. Frontrunner Hillary Clinton [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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President Obama’s “high-stakes bid to complete one of the largest free trade pacts in U.S. history — over the objections of most Democrats — moved ahead Thursday when the Senate introduced bipartisan legislation that would give his administration...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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The Upshot: “It hasn’t always been this way, at least not out in the open. The public process has slowly lengthened in recent decades — a product of rule changes that spurred the adoption of primaries and the competition among [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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“Two of Scott Walker’s top political hands from Wisconsin will forgo roles on his likely presidential campaign to instead run a super PAC supporting the Republican governor,” Politico reports. “It has become a prerequisite for presidential candidates...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A new Marquette University Law School poll in Wisconsin finds Russ Feingold (D) would crush Sen. Ron Johnson (R) in a U.S. Senate remtach, 54% to 38%. Feingold hasn’t announced his plans but is widely expected to run again.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A new Monmouth University Poll finds that New York leads the list of states Americans view as having the most political corruption, while Texas tops the list of states having the least. Interestingly, Texas and California appear among the top [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A new Howey Politics Indiana poll finds Gov. Mike Pence’s approval rating has fallen to 45% — down from 62% in February. The survey was less than a month “after Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law hailed [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Washington Post: “Far from running from or downplaying the views once expressed by his brother, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush is embracing them — and emphasizing them.” “It’s clear when he calls for closer engagement with Arab leaders to combat...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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“Now that the first 100 days of the first GOP-controlled Congress in nearly a decade are in the rearview mirror, Republicans say the party is knocking the dust off its governing playbook for what could be one of the more [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A new Bloomberg poll finds Americans “are becoming more optimistic about the country’s economic prospects by several different measures. President Obama’s handling of the economy is being seen more positively than negatively for the first time...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) name “has tumbled off the list of top-tier presidential candidates. He is sagging in the polls. And in the kind of indignity that creeps up on him with agonizing regularity, a stranger here wisecracked Wednesday morning...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A new Public Policy Polling survey in New Hampshire finds Scott Walker leading the GOP presidential field with 24%, followed by Ted Cruz at 14%, Rand Paul at 12%, Jeb Bush at 10%, Chris Christie at 8%, Marco Rubio at [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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