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Jonathan Chait: “The GOP has withheld cooperation from every major element of President Obama’s agenda, beginning with the stimulus, through health-care reform, financial regulation, the environment, long-term debt reduction, and so on. That stance...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent heart surgery Wednesday morning after experiencing discomfort during exercise, NBC News reports. “Ginsburg, 81, had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Using public documents, the Washington Post got “a rare glimpse into the complex and meticulous backstage efforts” to manage Hillary Clinton’s lucrative speaking career. The special discounted “university rate” for a talk at the University...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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“President Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any occupant of the White House. Yet it is very possible that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in Washington,”...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I’ll refrain from linking to the numerous pieces today that give advice on how to win a Thanksgiving dinner political argument with those family members you can’t believe share your same heritage. Instead, my advice is this: don’t fight. Enjoy...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Congressional Republicans are weighing a variety of tactics to “address” their anger over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and are reportedly considering the idea of “refusing to invite the president to give his State of the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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New York Times: “With a deadline approaching, Mr. Kerry thought the opportunity could be lost unless the Iranians finally offered a breakthrough compromise. But Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, came with little new. Frustrated, Mr....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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“Sensing an opportunity in a crowded field that lacks a front-runner,” former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (R) “is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run. Fiorina has been talking privately with potential donors, recruiting campaign staffers,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Molly Ball: “There’s a predictable debate after every election, as the losing partisans cycle through rationalizations for why they lost. This time, it’s the Democrats, who were slaughtered at an unexpected scale on November 4 and now must reckon...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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“The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death,” the New York Times reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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“Congressional negotiations to extend a slate of temporary tax breaks stalled Tuesday when the White House pushed back on a deal under discussion on Capitol Hill,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Lawmakers had neared an agreement to make permanent...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Michael Crowley: “It isn’t often that left, right and center agree about the Obama White House. But the firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week produced a near-unanimous reaction: President Obama’s foreign policy team is dysfunctional...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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“I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true.” — President Obama, quoted by the Chicago Sun Times in 2011. “There have been significant numbers of deportations. [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A new Quinnipiac poll finds Republican voters nationwide prefer Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee again. Romney leads with 19%, followed by Jeb Bush at 11% and Chris Christie and Ben Carson at 8% each. No other Republican tops 6%. [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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“Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can considers appeals,” the [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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“In all its fury and unanimity, the response from the right over President Obama’s decision to change immigration policy without the consent of Congress was the manifestation of a major transformation inside the Tea Party,” the New York Times reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“House and Senate negotiators neared a deal to make permanent a list of major tax breaks for business, infuriating White House officials and some liberal Democrats who say the package will blow a hole in the budget deficit over the [...]
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“Michèle Flournoy, the most widely rumored candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, has taken herself out of the running for the job, according to sources familiar with the situation. The decision complicates what will be...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Jon Hilsenrath writes in the Wall Street Journal how he met his wife Cristina covering Washington, DC Mayor Marion Barry’s crack possession trial 24 years ago. Barry signed a picture of himself for their wedding with the following inscription: For...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In his last days in office, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) “appears to be trying to cement his legacy by naming a scientific theory charging climate change is natural after himself,” National Journal reports. “Stockman, who did not seek re-election...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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David Leonhart exposes the “poison the well” myth over immigration reform — “the notion that Mr. Obama’s executive action to shield as many as five million people from deportation will prevent a bigger immigration bill from passing Congress...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that Democrats made a mistake by passing President Obama’s health-care law in 2010 instead of focusing more directly on helping the middle class, Bloomberg reports. Said Schumer: “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“The economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than a decade during the spring and summer, showing the U.S. sits on a solid foundation despite increasing global uncertainty,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Gross domestic product, the broadest...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Ruby Cramer has a great look at the “shadow campaign” or “pre-campaign” coming put together to elect Hillary Clinton as president. “Political operatives wandered the halls of the hotel between meetings, while two or three reporters hung around...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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First Read: “The news out of Ferguson, MO turns out to be overshadowing one of the low points in President Obama’s national-security record. Consider: He’s now looking for his fourth Defense secretary after forcing Chuck Hagel to resign from the...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters are divided on whether President Obama should take action to address the immigration issue, with 45% agreeing that the president should issue an executive order on his own while 48% disagreeing. Meanwhile,...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Politico looks at whether Republicans will revert “the Senate’s voting threshold back to 60 votes, or keep it at the simple majority set by Democrats’ unilateral ‘nuclear option.'” “Republicans have not yet reached a consensus, with intense...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“The Republican consultants had to be hush-hush — ‘almost paranoid’ in the words of one — because of their high-stakes mission: Get go-betweens to help circumvent a Florida Constitutional ban on gerrymandering,” the Miami Herald reports....
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“House Republican leaders are beginning to coalesce around a strategy to avoid a government shutdown in less than a month,” Politico reports. “The likely proposal would fund nearly the entire government through September 2015, but immigration enforcement...
From: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire | By: Taegan Goddard | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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