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  1. politics
    GOP Senators Are Acting Like a Bunch of BabiesA private luncheon for Republican lawmakers recently devolved into a squabble over who to blame for the government shutdown.
  2. power
    Lucky GOP Senators Have ‘Hot Beef Sundaes’ for LunchOh.
  3. dynasties
    Beware the Bush Family Image-Rehab MachineLiberals developed a sweet spot for two presidents they once viewed as villains. Why?
  4. #metoo
    The GOP Thinks #MeToo Is a Chance to Exploit the ‘Biased’ PressBut their attempts just show how much they get wrong about journalism.
  5. the republican party
    Why Nikki Haley Represents a Path Not Taken for the Republican PartyFor a moment in the pre-Trump era, the outgoing UN ambassador and former South Carolina governor signaled a turn to a more inclusive Republican Party.
  6. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  7. The GOP’s New Midterm Message: Nancy Pelosi Wants to Cut MedicareRepublicans’ closing argument in an Ohio congressional special election is that a Democrat-controlled House would cut Medicare and Social Security.
  8. politics
    Michelle Wolf Responds to Her Inclusion in the GOP’s ‘Unhinged Left’ Commercial“Right now there are two things that should be unhinged: people, and those doors to the child cages.”
  9. 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.
  10. Does Anyone Want to Host the 2020 Republican National Convention?The answer appears to be “not really.”
  11. Trump’s Reality Distortion Field Could Be a Huge Asset for Democrats This FallThe president simply refuses to consider that Republicans are on the brink of losing big.
  12. The GOP’s Never-Trumpers Are Really Just Never-DemocratsThe party’s “moderates” have become the most partisan of them all.
  13. Republicans Barely React as Trump Goes After MuellerThe president may be laying the groundwork to end the Russia investigation. The GOP is still looking the other way.
  14. politics
    CPAC Speaker Needed Security Escort After Flagging Trump’s Sexual MisconductMona Charen chided conservatives for ignoring the president’s treatment of women, and later urged others to help fight off Trumpism.
  15. CPAC Communications Director: RNC Wrong to Elect ‘a Black Guy’ as HeadHis remark was met with gasps.
  16. Top GOP Donor Cuts Off Opponents of Assault Weapon BanThe Florida school shooting seems to have moved at least some Republicans to action.
  17. Trump Plans to Help More Republicans Lose in 2018The historically unpopular president wants to do a lot more endorsements and rallies to help GOP midterm candidates.
  18. New GOP Tax-Cut Plan Raises Taxes on Virtually Everyone by 2027Senate Republicans solved their tax plan’s math problem — by phasing out every tax cut in their bill that doesn’t benefit corporations.
  19. After Trump Will Be Another Trump — and This One Could Be More DangerousLiberals ecstatic over this month’s election must not forget: Even after this demagogue is finished, a new one will rise in his place.
  20. The GOP Has Done the Impossible: Make Tax Cuts UnpopularWhat they designed as an act of sadism turns out to be an act of masochism.
  21. Politics Chat: What Will the GOP Do With Moore’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations?Five Daily Intel staffers try to parse the GOP’s options. It’s going to be a mess.
  22. John Kasich’s Campaign Against Trump Never Stopped. And It Won’t Till 2020.One year after his failed run at president, the Ohio governor is plotting his path to another.
  23. This Is What the Trump Abyss Looks LikeWith the help of his unyielding followers, the president is weakening our institutions day by day.
  24. What Should Be Done With Jeff Flake and the Anti-Trump Republican Politician?Three Daily Intel writers chat about how Democrats should think about Jeff Flake’s retirement.
  25. Corker Calls White House an ‘Adult Day Care Center’ in Response to Trump AttackThe president may come to regret going after a powerful Republican with nothing to lose.
  26. Charlottesville Shows That Republicans Are More Willing to Rebuke TrumpRepublicans are continuing to call out the president, this time over white-nationalist violence.
  27. Pence Denies He Is Already Running for Trump’s Second TermA new Times report says that some Republicans, including Pence, are quietly betting against Trump being willing or able to run for president again.
  28. Trumpcare Proves That the GOP Would Rather Increase Inequality Than Create JobsEnding the Medicaid expansion will eliminate an estimated 1.2 million jobs. But the “greatest jobs president God ever created” doesn’t seem to care.
  29. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers: Trump’s Health-Care Bill Is Worse Than The Mummy RemakeTrumpcare’s approval rating is half as high as The Mummy’s Rotten Tomatoes score.
  30. Watch House GOP Members Admit They Haven’t Read the Health-Care Bill They Passed▶️ “Oh gosh … I don’t think any individual has read the whole bill.”
  31. Andrew Sullivan: Why the Reactionary Right Must Be Taken SeriouslyAn open-minded inquiry into the close-minded ideology that is the most dominant political force of our time — and can no longer be ignored.
  32. Trump Is Failing at Policy, But Winning His Race WarsHis message of tribalism is his most successful and dangerous accomplishment.
  33. politics
    GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Bill Defunds Planned Parenthood by Limiting MedicaidThe bill also limits coverage for abortions in the private insurance market.
  34. Trump Treats Congress to Convincing Impersonation of a Competent PresidentThe message was sharp. But the details were missing — and that could keep Trump from ever becoming the kind of president he just played on TV.
  35. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers on the GOP’s Town Hall Smackdowns, Plus Donald Trump’s Golf HabitWhile the POTUS tweets and hits the links, GOP lawmakers face their angry, eloquent constituents.
  36. John McCain the Republican vs. John McCain the PatriotThe senator (ambivalently, agonizingly) takes on the president.
  37. Pro-Planned Parenthood Rallies Are Happening All Across America This WeekendNearly 100 events are planned for President’s Day weekend.
  38. celebrity politics
    Kid Rock Could Be a Senate Candidate in Michigan’s 2018 RaceRunning on the campaign promise of “bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy.”
  39. The Republicans Own Obamacare Now. How Many People Will They Let Suffer?The extent of the damage remains to be seen, but one way to calculate it, should the ACA be dismantled, will be in American lives lost.
  40. reproductive rights
    Planned Parenthood Supporters to Deliver 80,000 Petitions to Paul Ryan TodayTo let him know that they stand with Planned Parenthood.
  41. Donald Trump Calls Out GOP for Its Move to Weaken Ethics WatchdogHe doesn’t actually seem to disagree with the move. He just thinks the timing was bad.
  42. Trump Nominates a Fiscal Megahawk to Direct Federal BudgetMick Mulvaney is a tea-party hard-liner who will undoubtedly work to cut or privatize as much of the government as he possibly can.
  43. politics
    Republicans Are Already Planning to Defund Planned ParenthoodAccording to “GOP sources on and off the Hill,” it’s only a matter of time.
  44. GOP Senators Are Anxious About Nuking the FilibusterThe threat of the filibuster may be the only way for Senate Republicans to resist Trump, should that need arise.
  45. trump transition
    With Bannon Pick, Trump Invites Alt-Right Into the White HouseThe president-elect set up a feud at the top of his administration by naming Reince Priebus chief of staff and Steve Bannon chief strategist.
  46. Trump’s Appeasers: Charles Lindbergh Is a Cautionary Tale for RepublicansHe was a national hero, then a fascist sympathizer. History will be just as brutal to more than a few current GOP leaders.
  47. casting couch
    Jim Gaffigan Joins Fargo Season 3, Which, Yeah, Sounds About RightHe’ll play Police Deputy Donny Mashman.
  48. Trump Criticizes GOP for Forgetting That Voter Fraud is a Big Problem in AmericaTrump can’t understand why Republicans are suddenly denying the existence of widespread voter fraud. He’s right to be confused.
  49. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at Donald Trump’s Crumbling Campaign“Watching this election has been like watching the last ten minutes of a slasher movie.”
  50. everyday sexism
    Republican Women Are Fed Up With the GOP’s Blatant SexismThey’re tired of standing behind a party that won’t disavow Donald Trump.
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