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Jeff Flake

  1. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell Blocks Bipartisan Bill to Safeguard Mueller ProbeJeff Flake threatened to block Trump’s pending judicial nominees in response.
  2. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins Falls in Line, Clinches Kavanaugh ConfirmationIn a speech that was both partisan and disingenuous, Susan Collins disappointed those who expected her to take a nonpartisan stand for women.
  3. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But CertainIn the end, Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Joe Manchin are giving Kavanaugh the votes he needed.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Approach Kavanaugh Victory As Collins and Flake Signal ApprovalIt seems a cursory look at allegations against Kavanaugh was enough for two crucial Republican senators.
  5. the kavanaugh hearings
    As FBI Wraps Up Investigation, Republicans Set Friday Vote on KavanaughMaybe it’s a bluff, but Republicans seem to think they can get him confirmed this weekend.
  6. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh’s Partisan Rage Was Disqualifying – Even If He’s InnocentJeff Flake is right to say that Kavanaugh’s “sharp and partisan” interactions with Democratic senators is something “we can’t have on the Court.”
  7. 2018 midterms
    Flake Admits He Wouldn’t Have Rebelled on Kavanaugh If He Were Running AgainThe Arizonan’s brave act of bipartisanship was actually the lame gesture of a lame duck.
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    Jeff Flake Explains Why He Called for a Delay on the Kavanaugh VoteHe still plans on voting for the judge’s confirmation unless the FBI turns up something new.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    Flake Forces Delay in Senate Floor Vote on Kavanaugh; Trump Approves FBI ProbeFlake supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation but successfully pushed for a one-week delay in the Senate vote pending an FBI investigation.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    How Will a One-Week Delay Affect the Supreme Court Confirmation Timeline?If it doesn’t change any votes, the delay for the FBI investigation may not matter that much to the GOP. But that could depend on election results.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Jeff Flake’s Cowardly Justification for Voting to Confirm KavanaughWhile he found Christine Blasey Ford’s heartbreaking testimony “compelling,” he says Kavanaugh’s was “persuasive.”
  12. the kavanaugh hearings
    Furious Sexual-Assault Survivors Confront Jeff Flake in Elevator Over Kavanaugh“Look at me when I’m talking to you! You’re telling me that my assault doesn’t matter. That what happened to me doesn’t matter.”
  13. the kavanaugh confirmation
    After Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing, It’s Total WarAn exhausting, emotional set of hearings leaves one party doubting Kavanaugh’s sincerity and the other shrieking about a partisan conspiracy.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Here’s What Happens If Republicans Dump KavanaughIt’s unlikely, but if Trump pulls the plug on Kavanaugh he’ll have time to nominate someone else in time for confirmation later this year.
  15. jeff flake
    Jeff Flake Just Used Christine Ford As a Political PropFlake congratulated himself for taking sexual assault seriously, while personally obstructing a full probe into the allegations against Kavanaugh.
  16. the kavanaugh confirmation
    GOP Sticking With Kavanaugh Game Plan Despite New AllegationsIt’s going to be awkward at tomorrow’s hearing for Republicans to pretend Christine Blasey Ford is Kavanaugh’s only accuser.
  17. the kavanaugh confirmation
    McConnell Goes For Broke on KavanaughThe wily Senate leader has probably decided that risking a defeat on Kavanaugh is preferable to a withdrawal.
  18. the kavanaugh hearings
    If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?Losing Kavanugh could be a buzzkill for the Republican base in November, unless Democrats wind up getting the blame.
  19. vision 2020
    Another Problem for Trump: A 2020 Primary Challenge Is Growing More LikelyIn New Hampshire, there are increasing signs that a fellow Republican will take on the president.
  20. Martha McSally Defeats Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio in Arizona GOP Senate PrimaryThe Establishment favorite won, giving Republicans their best shot at beating Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema in November.
  21. GOPers Balk at Honoring John McCain instead of Segregationist DemocratIt’s not Richard B. Russell’s fellow Democrats but Republicans who are hesitant about renaming a Senate building to honor McCain.
  22. 5 Takeaways and One Surprise From Mike Pompeo’s Congressional TestimonyThe secretary of State appeared before Congress to answer questions for the first time since the NATO and Helsinki summits.
  23. Jeff Flake Flakes, Says He Won’t Block Trump’s Supreme Court PickThe Arizona senator had previously threatened to block Trump’s judicial nominees until the Senate held a vote on a bill rolling back his tariffs.
  24. The Fate of Abortion Rights in America May Now Lie With These SenatorsRed-state Democrats, pro-choice Republicans, and Jeff Flake’s hatred of tariffs will decide whether Trump puts another pro-life justice on the court.
  25. Japan’s Shinzo Abe Quote-Tweets Trump Bashing Jeff FlakeIt was probably an accident.
  26. Looks Like Republicans Will Avoid a Special Election for McCain’s SeatGOP Governor Doug Ducey will name a successor to John McCain if he vacates his Senate seat, who will likely not face voters until 2020.
  27. Gina Haspel Set to Be CIA Director After Several Democrats Back HerMcCain urged fellow senators not to confirm Haspel. All he accomplished was highlighting the Trump administration’s refusal to apologize.
  28. Flake Calls Trump a Model for Speech-Suppressing TyrantsInstead of issuing Fake News Media Awards, Trump was blasted by a senator calling him the inspiration for free-speech enemies everywhere.
  29. Jeff Flake to Deliver Another Fiery Anti-Trump Speech From Senate FloorThe Arizona Republican has become a pro at denouncing the president, but his rhetoric only goes so far.
  30. Establishment Fave McSally Will Run for Senate As a Sharia-Hating Trump AllyIn her campaign announcement video, McSally moves to the right as fast as she possibly can.
  31. Arpaio’s Senate Candidacy Is Not Just a Bad JokeSheriff Joe Arpaio lost his job in 2016 and then was pardoned by Donald Trump. Now he’s running for the Senate and has some serious support.
  32. McConnell’s Making Promises That He Needs Democrats to KeepSome of the deals McConnell is cutting involve a bipartisan spending bill that’s designed to prevent a government shutdown. That’s dangerous.
  33. Republicans Have the Votes for a TBD Tax BillFifty-one GOP senators have agreed to vote for a tax bill that does not yet exist.
  34. Senate Parliamentarian Throws Sand Into the Gears of the GOP Tax-Cut MachineIt looked like the GOP tax cut would glide through the Senate. But a parliamentarian’s ruling has estranged deficit hawks.
  35. The GOP’s Lonely Deficit Hawks Just Might Kill the Trump Tax CutsJeff Flake, Bob Corker, and John McCain know their tax bill isn’t actually deficit neutral. And they might be done playing dumb.
  36. Trump All But Dares Jeff Flake to Vote No on Tax BillClassic strategy.
  37. The Anti-Trump Republicans Issue a Scream Into an Uncaring VoidPrecisely when their influence over the GOP is at a low ebb, conservative Trump-haters call out to Republicans to recant.
  38. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  39. Movement Conservatives Now Prefer TrumpAccording to new research from Pew, old-school conservatives love Trump even more than the America First types do.
  40. No, the Extremist Fever in the GOP Is Not BreakingBoth Barack Obama and Jeff Flake have described extremism in the GOP as a “fever.” With Trump in charge, it’s now stronger than ever.
  41. 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.
  42. Frank Rich: What Jeff Flake Couldn’t Bring Himself to Say About Donald TrumpHe and other GOP critics are still papering over a key point about the president’s intents.
  43. Flake Wants GOP to ‘Speak Out’ Against Trump, But That’s ItThe retiring Arizona senator said he does not support efforts to remove Trump from office.
  44. Jeff Flake’s Rousing Speech Illustrates Trump’s Stranglehold on the GOPOnly a retiring lawmaker could get away with saying what he said.
  45. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection In 2018He would have faced a very tough race.
  46. Bannon Backs Kelli Ward Over Jeff Flake in ArizonaThe Trumpist insurgency wants to replace one of the GOP’s most vulnerable senators with a candidate best known for holding a town hall on chemtrails.
  47. Steve Bannon’s Dubious Plan to Purge Senate RepublicansIt’s hard to tell whether it’s just talk or a real threat.
  48. The Trump-McConnell Feud Becoming a ‘Cold War’At the worst possible time, relations between the president and the leader of his party in the Senate have become frosty, distant, and even combative.
  49. McConnell-Linked PAC Attacks ‘Chemtrail Kelli’ Ahead of Trump RallyGOP infighting on full display.
  50. Trump Could Bust Loose Again at Phoenix RallyIt would be natural for the president to follow up on controlled remarks about Afghanistan with an uninhibited base-feeding frenzy the next night.
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