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  1. 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. President Trump Is Threatening to Shut Down the Government Over ImmigrationPOTUS again rattling his saber over the border wall and legal immigration restrictions just after his allies assured us he’d be “patient.”
  3. House GOP Passes ‘ICE Is Nice’ ResolutionHaving failed to get House Democrats to vote on a progressive “abolish ICE” bill, House GOP settles for an empty messaging resolution.
  4. House GOP’s Immigration ‘Compromise’ Was a Bigger Flop Than Their Last BillThe more House Republicans negotiate with each other over immigration policy, the less they seem to agree.
  5. 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.
  6. Is Trump Actually Going to Do Anything About Family Separation?Fear of looking “weak” has apparently paralyzed POTUS on what is becoming a true political crisis for him.
  7. Trump’s Big Immigration Meeting With House Republicans Fixed NothingTrump did clear up the confusion over immigration bills he created last week, but did not explain how to resolve the family separation emergency.
  8. We’re Getting a Taste of the Backlash Mass Deportation Would CreateKids in cages at the border have aroused the conscience of the country and put the GOP in a bind. Mass deportation of the undocumented would be worse.
  9. The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on ImmigrationAnother day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
  10. Paul Ryan Scrambles to Block Vote on DREAM ActGOP moderates are five signatures away from forcing a House vote on legal status for Dreamers. The Speaker is trying to stop them.
  11. House Republicans Working to Give Trump His Military ParadeIt’s not just the president’s boyish fantasy anymore.
  12. House Chaplain Un-Resigns, Paul Ryan RetreatsAfter a clumsy forced resignation, the House chaplain changes his mind in a fiery letter citing possible anti-Catholic motives, and Paul Ryan folds.
  13. 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.
  14. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  15. The GOP House Exodus Continues: New Jersey’s Frelinghuysen RetiringFacing the toughest challenge of his career, the scion of one of America’s longest political dynasties is headed for the exit.
  16. Darrell Issa Becomes 30th Republican to Announce RetirementThe Democrats’ chances of taking the House have improved significantly in the last 48 hours.
  17. Paul Ryan’s ‘Welfare Reform’ Plan Looks DoomedMany Senate Republicans do not want to take food and medical care away from the poor and elderly (in an election year, anyway).
  18. The GOP Probably Isn’t Going to Shut Down the Government to Save ObamacareThe promises Collins secured from McConnell only go so far.
  19. House Passes Final Draft of GOP Tax BillThe legislation is expected to pass the Senate tonight and become law by Christmas.
  20. Here’s What’s in the Final Draft of the GOP Tax BillSome of the worst provisions in previous bills have been scrapped. Most remain.
  21. Trump’s Tax Bill Is an Attack on the Most Vulnerable Republicans in CongressThese two charts show why.
  22. Senate Republicans Rule Out DACA Fix in Spending BillAnd Steve Bannon has (reportedly) convinced a key House Republican to oppose legal status for Dreamers — in any bill.
  23. 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.”
  24. Paul Ryan (Reportedly) Plans to Let Democrats Save DACA for HimThe Speaker told House conservatives that protections for Dreamers will be a part of the year-end spending bill.
  25. GOP Deficit Hawkery Dies in the Dark of NightHouse GOP ends its tough talk about spending and deficits in a rush to cut taxes.
  26. Trump Is Afraid His Tax Plan Is Doomed. He Should Be.The Senate’s margin for error is slim, the divisions among Republicans are massive, and the tax plan is half-baked — and wholly unpopular.
  27. The GOP’s New Budget Tries to Keep It Simple: Big Tax Cuts for the RichDespite temptations to massively cut spending or launch a new health-care bill, the Senate is keeping its eyeson the prize of tax cuts.
  28. A Look at Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Blue-State Tax HikeA GOP proposal to kill the deduction for state and local taxes mostly hits high-tax, high-income blue states, but some House Republicans will object.
  29. GOP House Members From New York Won’t Happily Vote for Graham-Cassidy BillIf Graham-Cassidy clears the Senate, House Republicans will be forced into a take-it-or-leave-it situation, and some may really want to leave it.
  30. The GOP Is Throwing a Hail Mary on Obamacare RepealIt will require speed and stealth, cooperation from CBO, and a rubber-stamp House vote, but the Graham-Cassidy bill has a slim chance of becoming law.
  31. Two Swing-District Republicans Call It QuitsThe twin retirements of Charlie Dent and Dave Reichert clear the way for Democrats – or more conservative Republicans – to take their seats in 2018.
  32. GOP Mulls ‘Just Lie’ Strategy for ‘Offsetting’ Tax CutsRepublicans are reportedly considering “offsetting” $450 billion worth of tax cuts through sheer budget gimmickry.
  33. McConnell: There’s ‘Zero Chance’ That Congress Fails to Raise Debt LimitStill, House conservatives are threatening to let America default on its debt, unless Democrats agree to massive spending cuts.
  34. If Senate Health-Care Bill Changes a Lot, Will the House Still Rubber-Stamp It?The plan was to pass a Senate health-care bill so similar to the House bill that the GOP could avoid a House-Senate conference. That’s now in danger.
  35. House GOP Passes Bill Gutting Dodd-FrankBut Paul Ryan’s attempt to deregulate the big banks won’t get anywhere in the Senate, where it will need Democratic votes to pass.
  36. GOP Says Man Who (Allegedly) Beat Up a Reporter Would Be Welcome in Their CaucusGreg Gianforte assaulted a reporter and then lied about it, according to an audio recording and eyewitnesses. Republicans have offered mild criticism.
  37. 7 Reasons the GOP Got Its Hideous Health-Care Bill Through the HouseHere’s why House moderates voted for a more unpopular, right-wing version of a bill that was too unpopular and right-wing for them just weeks ago.
  38. House Republicans Have a Simple Strategy to Defend the Health-Care Bill: Lying▶️ Who needs the truth?
  39. 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.
  40. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek ReelectionThe Republican whose indifference to Trump’s corruption put the “oversight” in House Oversight Chair is returning to the private sector.
  41. The Susan Rice Scandal Is Based on ‘Absolutely Nothing’: ReportAnd House Republicans know it. But they’re going to keep investigating it anyway.
  42. Pro-Trump Group Launches Ads to Bolster Trumpcare SupportersAmerica First Policies will spend $3 million on boosting supporters of the president’s health-care law, as Trump tries to revive it on Capitol Hill.
  43. President Trump No Longer Has a Tax PlanThe president wants to build a new plan from scratch. And one of his administration’s new ideas could actually help the middle class.
  44. 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.
  45. Key House Republicans Move to Stabilize ObamacareTrump has promised Obamacare’s imminent demise. But two powerful House Republicans plan to make the law harder to sabotage.
  46. Trump Hopes to Tackle Tax Reform and Infrastructure SimultaneouslyAfter failing to get Trumpcare to the House floor, the president has (reportedly) decided he can push two major policies through Congress at once.
  47. Trump’s Choice: Openly Sabotaging Obamacare or Letting Government Shut DownHe can stop insurer subsidies and create a health-care crisis, or risk a clash with House conservatives.
  48. House Republicans Postpone Health-Care VoteThey don’t have the votes.
  49. 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.
  50. House Republicans Vote to Make Abortion Unaffordable for Millions of WomenIn a defiant gesture toward the women who thronged cities just this past weekend, the House votes to permanently ban any public funding for abortion.
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