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Budget Reconciliation

  1. 2018 midterms
    Total GOP Control in Washington Is About to End. What Did They Get Out of It?For two years Republicans have theoretically had the power to remake the federal government. How did that work out for them? It was a mixed bag.
  2. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
  3. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
  4. The GOP Tax Plan Is Dead — Unless the Filibuster Dies FirstRepublicans just proved they can’t write a tax “reform” bill that complies with Senate rules. The only question now is whether they’ll break them.
  5. Senate GOP Survives the First of Many Votes on the Road to Cutting TaxesThe hazier they keep their budget and tax plans, the farther down the road Republicans can maintain unity. But “enquiring minds” want to know more.
  6. Can the Senate Push Aside the Saturday Deadline for Graham-Cassidy?We’ve all assumed the GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal faces a hard deadline. Not so fast.
  7. House Budget Proposes Cuts to Medicare, Taxes on the RichThe House GOP wants the president to break his promise not to cut Medicare, for the sake of funding regressive tax cuts.
  8. No, Filibusters Aren’t Keeping 50 Republican Senators From Reaching AgreementSean Duffy (like Donald Trump) wants to blame the threat of filibusters for blocking GOP bills. But the big ones aren’t subject to filibusters.
  9. GOP Senator Explains Party’s Disarray: Nobody Expected Trump to WinPat Toomey spills a secret: Republicans didn’t have a policy plan because they didn’t think they’d have the power to enact it.
  10. Republicans Are Hunkering Down for a Long Legislative WinterThe party came into power promising a string of high-speed victories. Now, after a lot of screwups and delays, it’s mired down.
  11. How Republicans Could Nuke the Rules to Pass TrumpcareThis one weird trick involves an arcane interpretation of budget rules that would end the filibuster.
  12. Trump Reportedly Said There Is a Second Health-Care Bill Coming SoonHe appears ready to move from one doomed bill to another.
  13. Will Republicans Try to Privatize Medicare in 2017?Doing it now, with so many other things on their plate, would be tricky business.
  14. Under President Trump, Big Changes Are on the Way for America — and SoonWith Republicans controlling both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, a lot of reactionary legislation will probably be enacted very fast.