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    Will Losing the House Bring Down Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Leadership?Ryan’s designated successor has no choice but to get out there on the campaign trail. But anything other than a GOP win could be dangerous for him.
  2. Why the GOP Might Face More Humiliation on ImmigrationRepublican attempts to pass a bill were huge failures. But there’s always room to fail again.
  3. For House GOP, One Doomed Immigration Bill Down, One to GoThe House rejected the hard-core Goodlatte bill, and will likely kill the “compromise” bill too, which is DOA in the Senate anyway.
  4. GOP Likely to Sneak Cuts to Food Stamps Through the House This WeekThere are still ongoing fights over SNAP work requirements and farm subsidy limits, but one obstacle to the farm bill has fallen.
  5. Freedom Caucus’s Cunning Plan Could Hand the House to DemocratsTo subdue rebellious moderates, just take campaign funds from some of the most vulnerable GOP members. What could go wrong?
  6. House GOP Factions Playing Chicken With Immigration, Farm BillPaul Ryan is caught in the middle as the House Freedom Caucus and key GOP moderates push conflicting paths on immigration bills.
  7. Farm Bill Defeated in House Over Food Stamp and Immigration IssuesHouse GOP lost Democratic Farm Bill votes by insisting on new SNAP work requirements. Then conservatives took it hostage over an immigration fight.
  8. No Immigration or Obamacare Deals As Huge Spending Bill Shambles Toward PassageMost of the controversial riders are out, but modest gun measures could yet be enacted.
  9. House GOP Floats Tax Credit for Armed Vigilantes Who Prowl SchoolyardsWho needs gun control, when you can use a targeted tax cut to bring random “good guys with guns” onto every campus in America?
  10. Paul Ryan’s Suicide MissionThe Speaker of the House has promised to stick with conservatives on immigration. Will he trade his gavel for a breakthrough deal?
  11. What Needs to Happen in Congress Today to Avoid Another Government ShutdownThere will be loud dissents today, especially from House conservatives and Democrats — but it looks like the spending deal may get ratified.
  12. Surprise! Congress May Sneak Debt-Limit Increase Into Its Stopgap Spending BillIt could take care of a big legislative headache — or blow up the delicate negotiations.
  13. Uh-oh: Here Comes the Debt Limit AgainIt’s now likely debt-limit negotiations will get tangled up in the spending talks that have dragged on for months, making a debt default possible.
  14. 5 Reasons an Immigration Deal Will Be Crazy Hard to AchieveWhat might be America’s thorniest domestic policy issue just keeps getting more complicated.
  15. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  16. Ryan’s Strategy May Be Backfiring, Earning GOP Blame for a Government ShutdownIn trying to “jam” Senate Democrats with a GOP-only spending bill, Ryan may have given House conservatives the power to jam him.
  17. 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.
  18. Congress Will Face a Government Shutdown on December 22 — Merry Christmas!A scheme by Ryan and McConnell to buy more time while embarrassing Democrats blew up, as defense hawks said no.
  19. The GOP Is No Longer Trying to Hide Its Inhuman PrioritiesThe GOP just voted to add $1.5 trillion to the debt for corporate tax cuts, but won’t commit to more than $1 billion for the opioid “emergency.”
  20. House Narrowly Passes Budget, But Trouble’s Ahead on TaxesThe very close vote shows that the SALT deduction issue is a serious problem.
  21. GOP Deficit Hawkery Dies in the Dark of NightHouse GOP ends its tough talk about spending and deficits in a rush to cut taxes.
  22. 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.
  23. House Conservatives Demand That Tax Reform Add to the DeficitThe House Freedom Caucus believes that the debt is a threat to our grandchildren — and in their upcoming tax plan, they insist on growing it.
  24. Disaster Money May Give Congress a Way Out of Its Fiscal CrisisWith disaster funding for Texas becoming the ultimate must-pass legislation, Congress could use it as a way out of September’s fiscal crisis.
  25. If Trump Keeps Threatening Government Shutdown, Democrats Will Have Some OptionsNow that the president has put a government shutdown squarely on the table, Democrats must decide if they want a deal, or just a Trump defeat.
  26. Bannon on the Outside Could Be Even More DangerousWhile Bannon’s rivals in the administration will be happy to see him go, he could cause the White House immense problems as a free agent.
  27. White House Wonders If It’s Safe to Fire Steve BannonMany of Trump’s closest allies want the Breitbart mastermind gone, while others reportedly worry about the “mischief” he could make in exile.
  28. House Conservatives Will Try to Force Another Vote on Obamacare RepealIn an entirely symbolic — and divisive — gesture, the House Freedom Caucus is apparently hell-bent on one more vote to simply repeal Obamacare.
  29. Can Paul Ryan Raise the Debt Limit Without Losing His Job?House conservatives are (essentially) asking Paul Ryan to either drive America into default, or surrender his Speaker’s gavel.
  30. Why Nuking the Filibuster Could Be Part of a Debt-Limit DealWith conservatives now threatening to take must-pass legislation hostage, they could get together with Trump and permanently end Democratic leverage.
  31. 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.
  32. Cruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOPInitially praised as brilliant, Cruz’s idea of letting insurers offer cheap, skimpy health plans is now looking like a deadly threat to sick people.
  33. A Debt-Limit Crisis Could Arrive Sooner Rather Than LaterHard-line conservatives in Congress who are angry about deficits may find a way to take a debt-limit increase hostage.
  34. GOP Prepares to Make Case Poor People Must Sacrifice So Rich Can Get Tax CutsWhispers are emerging from Capitol Hill to that effect.
  35. How Fred Upton Resurrected Zombie TrumpcareIt looked like the GOP congressman dealt a coup de grâce to the bill on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was back onboard and had changed the momentum.
  36. House Conservatives May Revolt Against Spending DealAfter the GOP got rolled in negotiations over a major spending bill, disappointment on the right may mean Democratic votes are necessary to pass it.
  37. House Democrats Threaten Shutdown If GOP Votes on Zombie TrumpcareAs the House nears an agreement on a one-week spending bill, Democrats warn that a new Trumpcare vote would be a deal-breaker.
  38. Moderate House GOP Leader Says No to Zombie TrumpcareCongressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania is a key player in Trump’s renewed health-care push. He’s having none of the new plan.
  39. GOP’s New Idea on Preexisting Conditions Is Actually an Old, Bad IdeaIt’s been tried, and it didn’t work the first time.
  40. Zombie Trumpcare Is Dead AgainThe White House hoped to engineer a come-from-behind win on health care this week. It failed.
  41. Trump Donated Thousands to the Campaigns of House Freedom Caucus Members“When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do,” Trump once said. The House’s tea partiers may owe him a refund.
  42. Trump Vows to ‘Fight’ the House’s Tea Party Hard-liners in 2018Trump and Paul Ryan lay into the recalcitrant conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus, as a government-shutdown fight looms.
  43. The Dead Are Walking As Talk of Renewed GOP Health-Care Negotiations Fills D.C.We all thought Donald Trump and Paul Ryan had buried health care as a GOP agenda item for 2017. Now there are reports talks have improbably resumed.
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    The Left, Not the Right, Saved ObamacareBlaming the House Freedom Caucus minimizes the true failure of Trumpcare.
  45. GOP Hits a Dead End on Trumpcare, Cancels VoteAfter a “final offer” to House conservatives failed, Trump and Ryan may be back to square one with a divided GOP and no clear path forward.
  46. Why Trumpcare Could Die Before It Even Gets a VoteTwenty-four House Republicans say they oppose the bill — and the moderate opposition hasn’t even shown up yet.
  47. This Week’s Ludicrous House Vote to Impeach the IRS CommissionerHe’s on his way out in a matter of weeks anyway.
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