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  1. Trump Has Not Transformed the Republican Party — YetAnti-Trump Republicans are going extinct. But on policy matters, the congressional GOP has changed Trump far more than he has changed it.
  2. Elderly White Voters Are Starting to Turn on the GOPIn 2016, older, college-educated white voters favored a Republican Congress by ten points. Today, they support a Democratic one.
  3. GOP to Push for More Tax Cuts — and a Balanced Budget AmendmentSources say Republicans will follow this act with legislation allowing all Americans to have their cake, and eat it as well.
  4. The GOP Is Embracing Fiscal Irresponsibility. That’s (Probably) for the Best.Republicans are poised to pass a giant stimulus in an already-strong economy. That’s bad for the deficit — but good for workers.
  5. Trump Has Lost the Upper Hand in the Immigration FightThe president took hostages that he’s unwilling to shoot. Now, the Dreamers’ allies have no reason to pay his ransom.
  6. The GOP’s FBI Conspiracy Theory Just Got Even DumberLooks like the FBI wasn’t corrupted by a “secret society” of Hillary Clinton supporters, after all.
  7. First Post-Shutdown Poll: Trump, Democrats Share the BlameImpressions of the shutdown will change and fade, but for now it doesn’t look like the Democrats fared that badly.
  8. Lawmakers Turned the Government Shutdown Into a Blame GameFeaturing a highly partisan White House voice-mail message.
  9. Republicans Poised for Collapse in New YorkThe historic unpopularity of Trump and the GOP tax bill have left the party without a single statewide candidate at the start of 2018.
  10. House Passes Spending Bill, Punts Policy Fights to Next YearThe continuing resolution keeps the government running until mid-January, while leaving DACA, Obamacare, and Defense spending unaddressed.
  11. Congress Will Not Renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program This YearRepublicans will jeopardize 9 million American kids’ access to medical care because they’re worried about adding $13 billion to the deficit.
  12. No, the Media Has Not Been Unfair to the GOP Tax BillNobody forced Republicans to write a tax bill that gives a giant, permanent cut to corporations — and a small, temporary one to the middle class.
  13. Rubio Threatens to Sink Tax Bill If Child Tax Credit Isn’t ExpandedMeanwhile, other Republicans are worried that their bill gives too much to the middle class, and too little to millionaires.
  14. After Tax Cut for the Rich, Trump Hopes to Take Food From Poor KidsThe president plans to cut off food aid to low-income children whose parents are unemployed, or test positive for marijuana.
  15. After Tax Cuts, Republicans Eye Civil WarHouse conservatives just fired the opening salvo in a looming intraparty fight over spending, immigration, and perhaps, the special counsel.
  16. Republicans Have Written the Least Popular Tax Bill in Modern HistoryIt’s the first unpopular tax cut in at least four decades — and is even more hated than the bill that raised taxes under Clinton.
  17. The GOP Has Officially Engineered a Children’s Health-Care CrisisStates are now sending out letters informing low-income families that the Children’s Health Insurance Program might not exist next year.
  18. The GOP’s Fixation on Giant Corporate Tax Cuts Is Political InsanityRepublicans are soaking the middle class — and jeopardizing their House majority — all for the sake of business tax cuts their voters don’t want.
  19. Trump Promises His Tax Plan Won’t Limit 401(k) ContributionsThe president shoots down congressional Republicans’ latest scheme for offsetting the cost of corporate tax cuts.
  20. Why Trump’s Tax Plan Will (Probably) Be Impossible to PassThe plan’s upper middle-class tax increases are too high for many GOP lawmakers to tolerate – but still too low to satisfy the party’s deficit hawks.
  21. Trump’s Tax Plan: Prioritize Cuts for the Rich, Say He Isn’tRepublicans have their final framework for tax reform — and it still includes tax breaks that only multimillionaires can use.
  22. The GOP Wants to Crack Down on Tax Evasion — Among the Working PoorRepublicans have a plan to grow the deficit, hurt the poor, and make it easier for billionaires to evade taxes — all at the same time!
  23. The GOP Must Make Obamacare Sabotage-Proof by Month’s EndOr else health-insurance premiums will (almost certainly) rise by double digits.
  24. Breitbart News Will Try to Force Trump to Be Trump, Whether He Likes It or NotYou can expect Breitbart News to intensify its efforts to get Trump to stay “populist”, even if it mean repudiating key family members and advisers.
  25. The Case for Nonviolence in a Violent SocietyProtecting the vulnerable requires recognizing the violence inherent in our system — and defending the restrictions on violence inherent in it, too.
  26. Could Trump Get Away With Firing the Special Prosecutor?Right-wing media is encouraging Trump to pull the trigger. And the only people who could punish him for doing so are congressional Republicans.
  27. The White House Is Reportedly Considering a Carbon TaxSome in the Trump administration are leaking word of the proposal, even as the White House officially denies it is considering any such thing.
  28. The GOP Just Voted Against States’ Rights to Shield Wall Street From CompetitionRepublicans just a passed a bill that expands federal regulation, discourages saving, and restricts competition, for Wall Street’s sake.
  29. The Chamber of Commerce May Learn to Love TrumpIf the new administration and the Chamber’s allies in Congress give big business the tax and regulatory “relief” it wants, it’ll be fine with Trump.
  30. Why Obama Is Writing a Flood of New Regulations for Trump to RepealThere are only so many hours in a legislative day.
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