Political Wire

  • Biden to Create Library Honoring John McCain
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 06:22 AM

    “President Biden plans to announce on Thursday that he will devote federal money to create a new library and museum dedicated to his old friend and adversary, Senator John McCain, seeking to embrace a Republican who stood against former President Donald Trump,” the New York Times reports.

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  • Hunter Biden’s Business Dealings Draw More Scrutiny
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 06:33 AM

    “Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee released more than 700 pages of IRS whistleblower documents Wednesday, providing ample fodder for the newly launched House GOP impeachment inquiry,” Politico reports.

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  • Trump Leads the Entire GOP Field Combined
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 07:16 AM

    The seven candidates on the Republican presidential debate stage last night are collectively polling at around 37% — a full 16 points below Donald Trump, Axios reports.
    “Trump has paid no price for skipping the debates — his polling share has actually increased from 52% to 54% since the August affair — and he looks set to steamroll his way to the GOP nomination absent a political earthquake or consolidation of the field.”

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  • Trump Spoke to Fake ‘Union Members’
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 07:40 AM

    Some attendees at Donald Trump’s speech last night about the autoworkers’ strike carried signs falsely identifying them as union members, the Detroit News reports.

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  • A Debate in Trump’s Shadow
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 09:53 AM

    Nicholas Grossman: “It was surreal, how the debate moderators avoided the profound, historical question of nominating a man who will be on trial for federal felonies during the campaign. And it was ridiculous that no candidate mentioned that the man they trail in the polls makes anti-democracy assertions on a regular basis…”

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  • ‘Something Terrible Is Going to Happen’
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 10:12 AM

    Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told MSNBC he’s worried that someone targeted by Donald Trump will face actual violence.
    Said Weissmann: “It is so unreal that we’re sitting at a table discussing that the former leader of the free world is making statements knowing darn well the sort of call and response affect he has… something terrible is going to happen.”

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  • Biden Slept Well
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 10:56 AM

    Mark Penn: “President Joe Biden went to sleep after the second Republican debate on Wednesday night knowing that the big event in Simi Valley, California left the GOP no closer to consolidating around a candidate against Donald Trump.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
    Wednesday - 09/27/2023 - 11:21 PM

    “Honestly, every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber for what you say.”

    — Nikki Haley, at the Republican presidential debate, to Vivek Ramaswamy.

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  • Federal Judge Won’t Recuse Herself in Trump Case
    Wednesday - 09/27/2023 - 05:56 PM

    “U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Wednesday she won’t recuse herself from Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case in Washington, rejecting the former president’s claims that her past comments raise doubts about whether she can be fair,” the AP reports.

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  • Patty Murray Calls on Menendez to Step Down
    Wednesday - 09/27/2023 - 01:26 PM

    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) told The Messenger that indicted Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) should resign his seat.
    Said Murray: “I believe he should step down and focus on his legal defense.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Shutdown Near Certain This Weekend
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 06:29 AM

    “A federal government shutdown this weekend looks increasingly likely, as House Republicans indicated Wednesday they would not consider a bipartisan Senate plan to fund the government past the weekend deadline,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • GOP Candidates Barely Mentioned Shutdown
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 07:13 AM

    The looming federal government shutdown barely got a mention in last night’s Republican presidential debate, the Washington Post reports.

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  • Quote of the Day
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 07:19 AM

    “I think we would be better served as a Republican Party if we’re not sitting here hurling personal insults and actually have a legitimate debate about policy following Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment in his honor.”
    — Vivek Ramaswamy, quoted by McClatchy.

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  • Majority Oppose Biden Impeachment Hearings
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 08:39 AM

    A new NBC News poll finds that 56% of registered voters say Congress should not hold impeachment hearings to start the process of removing President Biden from office, while 39% say it should.

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  • Bonus Quote of the Day
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 09:58 AM

    “Look, I’m a soldier. I’ve been faithful and loyal to the Constitution of the United States for 44 and a half years, and my family and I have sacrificed greatly for this country, and my mother and father before them.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 10:55 AM

    “If you really want to get to Donald, the way to do it is through his bankbook. That’s what really gets to him.”
    — Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, on CNN.

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  • Trump Says RNC Should ‘Stop the Debates’
    Thursday - 09/28/2023 - 10:57 AM

    Donald Trump told the Daily Caller that the Republican National Committee should call off any future presidential debates.
    Said Trump: “They have to stop the debates. Because it is just bad for the Republican Party.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Yellen Goes to Georgia to Tout $1 Billion for Infrastructure
    Wednesday - 09/27/2023 - 05:22 PM

    “Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to the battleground state of Georgia this week to show off infrastructure investments funded by the Biden administration that she’ll say are benefiting residents of the Peach State,” Bloomberg reports.

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  • The Second Republican Debate
    Wednesday - 09/27/2023 - 08:45 PM

    The second Republican presidential debate will air on Fox Business Network and Univision at 9 p.m. ET from the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

    Leave your reactions in the comments.

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  • The McConnell-McCarthy Split
    Wednesday - 09/27/2023 - 01:45 PM

    “Sometimes this week you may wonder if Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are even in the same party anymore,” Punchbowl News reports.

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