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“House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority,” the New York Times reports. “The lawsuit...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Ezra Klein: “Republicans aren’t just the opposition party anymore. They are, arguably, the governing party — they will soon control the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, most state legislatures, and more governorships. And the governing party...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Ready for Hillary has amassed contact information from approximately 3 million people for a potential presidential campaign by Hillary Clinton, USA Today reports. “Ready for Hillary’s list of supporters will be rented or sold to the Clinton campaign…...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“From the very first days of the protests over the police shooting of an unarmed black man here, Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri has been accused of hitting the wrong notes at the wrong times,” the New York Times reports. [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“The controversy over Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s ‘stupidity of the American voter’ comments reignited yesterday, as a powerful Congressional panel summoned the embattled MIT professor to testify in Washington next month,” the Boston...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“We’re starting it in July of 2011 and we’re going to be totally out of there, come hell or high water, by 2014.” — Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by the Telegraph in 2010, not foreseeing President Obama’s expansion of [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) joins us on the Political Wire podcast for a discussion of changed political landscape after the 2014 midterm elections. Listen here: Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded. Special thanks...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Dan Balz: “It wasn’t exactly the first debate of the 2016 cycle, but it became something of a warm-up, and included a favored tactic from 2012 GOP presidential debates of attacking the moderator to score points with the partisan audience.” [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Karl Rove: “With midterms over, let’s give political junkies a fix by surveying the emerging GOP presidential field. Twenty-three Republicans have publicly indicated interest (not including Mitt Romney, who says he has no plans to run). Here they...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Longtime Clinton adviser Harold Ickes said a Republican presidential ticket of Jeb Bush and Sen. Rob Portman would be tough for Democrats to beat in 2016, the Daily Beast reports. “A Bush-Portman ticket could doom Democrats in Bush’s native Florida...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“A House report on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, concludes that the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. military responded properly and that Obama administration ‘talking points’ were flawed, but didn’t find that administration...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“Congress is filled with a bunch of losers, but not exactly in the way you’re thinking,” Nathan Gonazeles writes. “In the wake of the elections, it’s easy to second-guess losing candidates and their campaigns, and to discount their chances...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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“Hillary Clinton is set to give a paid speech at a women’s conference in Silicon Valley in February, an appearance that indicates her time on the speaking circuit is not yet coming to an end with a likely presidential campaign [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A new JMC Analytics and Polling survey in Louisiana’s 6th congressional district finds Rep. Garret Graves (R) with a hefty lead over challenger and former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D), 61% to 35%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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New on the Sarah Palin Channel: The former Republican vice presidential candidate says President Obama is “giving the middle finger” to voters.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The New York Times looks at the acrimonious relationship between White House staff and those who work for Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), especially chief of staff David Krone. “Administration and congressional officials have argued that the transgressions...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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First Read: “One of the emerging pieces of conventional wisdom is how Hillary Clinton — because she’s white, because she’s a woman — could outperform Obama among some key demographic groups. But what’s striking in our NBC/WSJ poll is how...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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President Obama “would veto any legislation hatched by Republicans to undo his immigration executive action granting relief to millions,” a senior administration official tells Roll Call. “The official left no doubt that the White House is prepared...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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“The White House’s briefing to Democrats on immigration Thursday erupted instead into a confrontation over the Senate’s classified torture report,” Senate sources told the Huffington Post. Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) “waited...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Incoming Nevada Speaker Ira Hansen (R) told the Las Vegas Review Journal that his comments made as a newspaper columnist and talk radio host almost 20 years ago — including referring to blacks as “simple minded darkies” — were “taken [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Speaker John Boehner said that President Obama was “damaging the presidency itself” by using his executive authority to prevent the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, the New York Times reports. Said Boehner: “With this action,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Jeff Zeleny: “President Obama’s executive order on immigration won’t ever become the law of the land, it can be reversed with the stroke of a pen by the 45th president. But how likely is it that he — or she [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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First Read notes it’s almost impossible to imagine what GOP-passed legislation might look like. Republicans couldn’t even agree on a political strategy to combat the president’s ‘constitutional overstep’ – the thing that unites them. How...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Betsy Woodruff: “I spent the past few days asking Republican senators what they meant when they referred to amnesty in terms of immigration policy. The answers I got were intriguing. That’s because while Republican congressional leaders are always...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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National Journal: “Rep. George Miller’s Capitol Hill row house, the inspiration for the Amazon series Alpha House, has been the Washington dwelling of many Democratic lawmakers over the past three decades. Its current tenants, Sens. Chuck Schumer...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Former Sen Scott Brown (R), who lost his bid to unseat Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-NH), is rejoining Fox News as a contributor, the Boston Herald reports. “Brown’s decision to rejoin the cable news station is no surprise. The former senator [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Rick Klein: “He’s daring Republicans to offer their sharpest reactions. Everything from government shutdowns to lawsuits to, yes, impeachment will be in the mix, with the driving consensus that the party needs to do something to register its extreme...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Bloomberg: “The complicated political machine known as Clintonland is revving its engine, as outside groups, top donors, and prospective aides begin preparing for an anticipated formal announcement of her presidential candidacy early next year. In...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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President Obama “chose confrontation over conciliation on Thursday as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system and dared members of next year’s Republican-controlled Congress to reverse his actions on...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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“All but drowned out by Republicans’ clamorous opposition to President Obama’s executive action on immigration are some leaders who worry that their party could alienate the fastest-growing group of voters, for 2016 and beyond, if its hottest heads...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Republicans may have used secret Twitter accounts to coordinate with outside groups and skirt campaign finance laws, but Democrats did it first, the Huffington Post reports. “In 2012, the Democratic Party shared information about advertising buys through...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Republicans “vowed a swift and forceful response to the executive action on immigration that President Obama is to announce in a prime-time address, accusing the president of exceeding the power of his office and promising a legislative fight when...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Nate Cohn: “The Republicans have a path to the White House without Hispanic voters. It’s just a harder one.” “This idea may seem jarring, given that Mitt Romney took just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in his 2012 loss [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) told Slate that with his forthcoming executive actions on immigration President Obama may break a federal statute “making it a felony to aid, abet, or entice a foreigner to illegally enter the U.S.” Said Brooks: “At [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) told NBC News he “pitched his idea of a new water barrier at the White House to the head of the Secret Service during a closed door meeting on Wednesday. But he never meant to advocate [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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A new Rassmussen survey in Louisiana finds Bill Cassidy (R) leads Sen. Mary Landriue (D) by 15 points in their U.S. Senate runoff, 56% to 41%.
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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“It would be impossible to defund President Obama’s executive actions on immigration through a government spending bill,” The Hill reports. In a statement released by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers’s (R-KY) office, “the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told Yahoo News that hopes of a Republican president will be almost entirely determined by the next legislative session. Said McCain: “I think that the 2016 election will largely be decided by whether Republicans in the [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Reno News and Review dug up the past writings of Nevada Assembly speaker-designate Ira Hansen (R) which would make him “one of the most controversial speakers in Nevada history.” “While members of the GOP caucus talked about a united [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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National Journal: “In past presidential elections, states have fought to move their primaries earlier and earlier, hoping to have a greater influence on the nomination process. But with new scheduling rules on the GOP side ahead of a wide-open race...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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National Journal: “Like other newly elected members of Congress, Reps. Frank Guinta of New Hampshire and Robert Dold of Illinois have come to Washington early this month for orientation. But the litany of instructions for setting up a new congressional...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) told the Wall Street Journal there’s no chance he’d run for president. Said Hickenlooper: “No, my God. What a dogfight. You’d have to convince me, and I don’t think there’s a way, a human way [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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If Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) “wants to run for president, he has to distinguish himself from colleagues who also have eyes on the White House,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. “He accomplished that Wednesday, about an hour after landing [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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A network insider tells Mike Allen: “There was agreement among the broadcast networks that this was overtly political. The White House has tried to make a comparison to a time that all the networks carried President Bush in prime time, [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Politico: “Senior House and Senate Republicans don’t want their rank and file to even raise the specter of impeaching Obama, fearing it would give Democrats a message to rally around as the president’s party is split over the hugely controversial...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that 56% of Americans think the country’s economic and political systems are stacked against them. “Most striking is how widely shared this sense of alienation now is. Among those saying the system [...]...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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New York Times Magazine: “There are, in the public’s imagination, two competing notions of Chris Christie. In the first, he is a cravenly ambitious Everyman, a restless former lawyer and local officeholder who, through his law partner, became a major...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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“Rising Republican hostility toward President Obama’s impending immigration plan is as intense as has ever existed between the White House and the GOP,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “But the strong reaction by Republican leaders has less to...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “has long been viewed as the heir apparent to Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, with such strong support among moderates that a group of them privately urged him to mount a coup for party leader after [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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