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  1. Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending“It’s going nowhere,” said Lindsey Graham.
  2. The Most Boring Man in Minnesota Is Running for Governor AgainAfter repeatedly whiffing in national politics, Tim Pawlenty is running for governor again.
  3. Phil Bredesen and Democrats’ Long-Shot Effort to Win Back the SenateA new poll in Tennessee shows a Democrat with a solid lead in a bid to flip a GOP Senate seat.
  4. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  5. Even a Healthy McCain Couldn’t Broker a Good Immigration Deal in the Trump EraMcCain’s vision of comprehensive immigration reform is missed in Washington, but wouldn’t prevail in this Congress.
  6. 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.
  7. Like a Lot of Republicans, Pawlenty Is Giving a 2018 Senate Race a PassAn open Senate seat in his home state wasn’t enough to lure the former governor and self-styled “Sam’s Club Republican” into another race.
  8. 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.
  9. Ghoulish Arizona Republicans Jockey for John McCain’s Senate SeatThe 81-year-old has cancer, but he’s not dead yet.
  10. McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy ComplicationsHe’s going home to Arizona after several days in the hospital.
  11. select all
    John McCain Asked for More Followers. He Got #UnfollowMcCain.This is why you don’t ask for more follows.
  12. John McCain Caps Political Career by Declaring Himself a FraudThe Trump tax cuts are a violation of the senator’s stated principles. He plans to vote for them anyway.
  13. Here’s How Republicans Plan to Get Their Tax Bill Out of the SenateSeven Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about the legislation. Mitch McConnell hopes to win them over with these last-minute changes.
  14. McCain Recounts His Obamacare Repeal Death Blow in New InterviewWill he follow the same playbook on the Republican tax plan?
  15. 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.
  16. If These Senators Aren’t Lying, Then Trump’s Tax Plan Is Already DeadIf John McCain, Susan Collins, and Bob Corker mean what they say, then the House bill will (almost certainly) die in the upper chamber.
  17. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  18. the national interest
    Legislative Mastermind Trump Now Feuding With Entire Senate Margin for ErrorA brilliant strategy for passing tax cuts.
  19. As the Parties Have Polarized on Immigration Policy, Hispanic Vote Stays StableThe major parties have been rapidly separating on immigration policy in the very recent past. But other factors have kept the Hispanic vote stable.
  20. Senate GOP Survives the First of Many Votes on the Road to Cutting TaxesThe hazier they keep their budget and tax plans, the farther down the road Republicans can maintain unity. But “enquiring minds” want to know more.
  21. the national interest
    John McCain’s Final Act Is War Against TrumpThe maverick is back.
  22. Steve Bannon’s Dubious Plan to Purge Senate RepublicansIt’s hard to tell whether it’s just talk or a real threat.
  23. House Budget Vote Necessary, But Not Enough, in the GOP’s Tax Cut PlansThe GOP dissenters in the House’s vote on a budget resolution setting up tax cuts indicate some potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  24. Early 2020 California Primary Could Affect Republicans, TooWhile most of the buzz about California’s move to a March 2020 primary has focused on natives and on Democrats, it could affect Donald Trump as well.
  25. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates the End of the GOP Health-Care Plan, Talks Next StepsHe has an idea for how to fix America’s current system: Ask experts.
  26. The GOP’s Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Won’t Even Get a VoteAfter a pretty depressing luncheon discussion, Senate Republicans decided they won’t humiliate themselves with a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
  27. Collins Puts Graham-Cassidy Bill Out of Reach for GOPThe third GOP senator to come out definitively against the latest Obamacare repeal bill is her party’s most consistent voice on health care.
  28. the national interest
    GOP’s Two-Pronged Strategy to Pass Health Care: Deceit and Reckless SpeedThe willingness to blindly unleash sweeping and potentially catastrophic changes is a testament to an ongoing ideological mania.
  29. Trump Gives Luther Strange a Boost — But Keeps the Focus on HimselfIn a typical Trump rhetorical effort, the president rambled through many boasts and gripes and whines, but probably did just enough for his candidate.
  30. McCain May Have Killed Zombie GOP Health-Care Bill — AgainWith his rejection of a GOP health-care bill due to its partisanship and the absence of a CBO score, McCain probably thwarted his party a second time.
  31. Senate to Hold Phony Graham-Cassidy Hearings So They Can Pretend to DeliberateJohn McCain is troubled by the Senate’s rushed consideration of health-care legislation. So the GOP is cooking up some bogus hearings for him.
  32. The Latest GOP Health-Care Scheme Fulfills an Old Conservative DreamFor eons, the GOP has talked about giving states control of Medicaid with reduced — or even eliminated — federal funding. The hour may have arrived.
  33. 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.
  34. The Final Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Scheme Is Headed for a DitchIt’s an underfunded version of an earlier plan to let states control health-care policy. But Graham-Cassidy is probably a bill whose time has passed.
  35. McCain Says He’s Fighting ‘Virulent’ Form of Cancer“Every life has to end one way or another.”
  36. 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.
  37. Romney Takes Trump to the Woodshed, Calls for Presidential ApologyThe 2012 GOP nominee unambiguously condemns Trump’s remarks about Charlottesville and calls for an extremely unlikely retraction and apology.
  38. GOP Senator: McCain’s Brain Tumor May Have Affected Health-Care Vote“He has a brain tumor right now — that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in,” Senator Ron Johnson said.
  39. last night on late night
    Al Franken Tells Colbert About That Time McCain Voted ‘No’ on ‘Skinny Repeal’Senator Franken suspected it might happen when he noticed a certain vice-president missing.
  40. The GOP’s Latest Health-Care GambitThis last-gasp effort at a GOP-only bill mostly gives states the flexibility to cut health-care services, while threatening insurance-market chaos.
  41. What If McCain Had Said ‘Yes’ to the ‘Skinny Repeal’?If the climactic vote on the “skinny repeal” had gone the other way, the result would have probably been the same: GOP failure, with much time lost.
  42. It’s an Abomination That 49 GOP Senators Voted for ‘Skinny Repeal’Republicans came within one vote of passing a health-care bill that they wrote over lunch — and admitted was a “disaster.” That’s a national crisis.
  43. Is Kasich Preparing a Primary Challenge to Trump in 2020?Kasich has never bent the knee to Trump. But viable primary challengers to sitting presidents come from the fever swamps, not the sensible center.
  44. interesting times
    A Week of ReckoningConsider the violence the president has done to the structures of American democracy in just the past seven days.
  45. GOP Health-Care Drive Ends Not With a Bang But a WhimperRepublicans couldn’t come up with a workable health-care plan, so they kept kicking the can down the road. The road finally ended in the Senate today.
  46. the national interest
    Confused Republican Senators Explain Why They Will Vote for Repeal ‘Disaster’John McCain calls for bipartisanship, votes to prevent it from happening.
  47. 7 Senate Republicans Help Kill GOP’s Obamacare Repeal BillA second major GOP Obamacare repeal bill, the one Congress passed in 2015, was handily defeated by the Senate.
  48. GOP Lawmakers Break With Trump on Transgender Military BanSeveral senators have called out the ban, saying any qualified American should be able to serve in the military.
  49. mavericks
    McCain Didn’t Really Vote for a Bill He Attacked. His ‘Yes’ Was Still Bizarre.Technically, the vote wasn’t about the legislation itself — but it was about advancing the irregular Senate process he so passionately decried.
  50. McCain Gives Heroic Speech Denouncing Terrible Thing That He Just Voted ForThe senator calls on his colleagues to abandon their indefensible approach to Obamacare repeal — minutes after voting to let them keep at it.
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