Politics Extra

Politics Extra is a companion newsletter to Political Wire, a website that’s updated around the clock and has been running continuously for more than two decades.

The premise behind this newsletter is that there’s so much political news that it’s sometimes hard to keep up.

Politics Extra is an end-of-day wrap up to help you make some sense of it all.

You’ll also get some engaging visuals, including videos and tweets that made an impact that day.

It’s a work in progress, so comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Taegan Goddard

Taegan Goddard is the author of Politics Extra and founder of Political Wire, one of the earliest and most influential political web sites.

He also runs Political Job Hunt, Electoral Vote Map and the Political Dictionary.

Goddard spent more than a decade as managing director and chief operating officer of a prominent investment firm in New York City. Previously, he was a policy adviser to a U.S. Senator and Governor.

Goddard is also co-author of You Won - Now What? (Scribner, 1998), a political management book hailed by prominent journalists and politicians from both parties. In addition, Goddard's essays on politics and public policy have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country.

Goddard earned degrees from Vassar College and Harvard University. He lives in New York with his wife and three sons.

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