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    Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  2. Trump Endorses Another GOP Senator Facing a Perilous Primary BattleTrump unsuccessfully backed Alabama’s Luther Strange against a field of more Trumpian rivals. Now he’s making a similar play in Mississippi.
  3. Trump Revises 2017 Election History, Predicts GOP Win in 2018Since Trump can never be wrong, he’s treating 2017’s special elections as one long GOP triumph, which will be repeated next November.
  4. Alabama’s Christian Right Has Been Doubly Disgraced in 2017In Roy Moore and former governor Bentley, the state’s conservative Evangelicals have backed two bad apples from the same basket.
  5. Trump Won’t Go to Alabama to Campaign for Roy MooreTrump will tweet, but he won’t travel.
  6. Are Both Sides in GOP Civil War Taking Aim at Roy Moore?The controversy over Roy Moore’s interest in minors had become a proxy war between GOP factions. Now maybe they will unite to dump the judge.
  7. First Poll After Sexual-Misconduct Allegations Shows Moore, Jones Dead EvenA survey in which 82 percent of respondents indicated they’d heard about the Post story involving Moore indicated he’s damaged but not doomed.
  8. Only One Man Can Save the Alabama Senate Race for the GOPSo long as Roy Moore stays in the race, there’s only one man who could beat him as a write-in. And it’s not Luther Strange.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Will It Be Trump Versus Bannon in 2018 Senate Primaries?If the recent Alabama primary is any indication, it’s possible neither the president nor his former confidant is going to make much of a difference.
  12. Steve Bannon’s Dubious Plan to Purge Senate RepublicansIt’s hard to tell whether it’s just talk or a real threat.
  13. Study: Trump’s Endorsement Did Absolutely Nothing for Luther StrangeIn case you were wondering, some post-runoff polling from Alabama confirms that support for Luther Strange stayed flat after Trump backed him.
  14. Democrat Doug Jones Has a Slim — But Real — Chance of Upsetting Roy MooreIt will depend on convincing Alabamians that Moore will embarrass their state.
  15. Politics Group-Chat: What to Make of Moore Winning Alabama’s GOP Senate Primary?Listen in as three New York writers figure it out.
  16. Breitbart News Takes Total Credit for Roy Moore VictoryThe Trump movement’s favorite media outlet is proclaiming itself the enforcer of ideology in the GOP, and is even threatening Trump himself.
  17. Roy Moore Beats Trump’s Candidate in Alabama Senate RunoffDespite presidential and vice-presidential campaigning and massive infusions of money, appointed senator Luther Strange lost handily.
  18. Mike Pence Campaigns Softly Against His Old Christian-Right Ally Roy MooreNeither Donald Trump or his veep seem to relish attacks on Judge Roy Moore. In Pence’s case, there’s some history.
  19. Alabama GOP Senate Preview: A Strange Struggle in a Pro-Trump StateDonald Trump went to Alabama to pull his candidate across the finish line to victory in a GOP Senate runoff. But it’s not looking good for Big Luther.
  20. 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.
  21. The Moore-Strange Debate: An Angry God Versus Donald J. TrumpIn an Alabama debate, one candidate sings hymns of praise to POTUS while the other claims POTUS has been fooled by Mitch McConnell.
  22. So Much for ‘Bipartisan’ Trump: He’s the Congressional GOP’s Best Friend AgainIn backing a partisan health-care bill and working to save McConnell’s candidate in Alabama, POTUS is back in harness with his congressional party.
  23. The Alabama GOP’s Senate Primary Lives on the Theocratic FringeRoy Moore’s wild theocratic views would make him a joke in most places. In Alabama, his desperate GOP foes won’t even mention them.
  24. The Alabama Senate Race Is a Sprint to the RightIn most any other state, the richly funded Luther Strange would go after Senate runoff opponent Roy Moore as a dangerous fanatic. But not in Alabama.
  25. Breitbart News Will Try to Force Trump to Be Trump, Whether He Likes It or NotYou can expect Breitbart News to intensify its efforts to get Trump to stay “populist”, even if it mean repudiating key family members and advisers.
  26. Could Trump Be About to Stab Luther Strange in the Back?After deflating Mo Brooks’s candidacy with a surprise endorsement of Luther Strange, reports now suggest Trump could turn his back on Strange, too.
  27. Trump Needs to Stop Whining About the FilibusterFor all his complaining about the Senate’s 60-vote requirement, Trump passed up the chance to take the issue to GOP voters in Alabama.
  28. 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.
  29. Judge Roy Moore Has Big Lead in First Poll for Alabama Senate RunoffLuther Strange may need all the money and all the Trump love he can get to catch up with Roy Moore, who’s winning over supporters of other candidates.
  30. Trump Fans Moore and Strange Head to a Runoff in Alabama Senate RaceAll of Mitch McConnell’s fundraising and Trump’s endorsement only won Luther Strange a second-place finish and a runoff fight with Judge Roy Moore.
  31. Alabama GOP Senate Primary Getting Strange-er After Trump InterventionAlabama GOP voters likely to vault the wheezing campaign of Trump’s endorsee Luther Strange into a runoff with the grim celebrity theocrat Roy Moore.
  32. Trump Shocks Alabama Republicans by Endorsing Luther Strange for the SenateThe president shook up a tight three-way race for the GOP Senate nomination by endorsing Mitch McConnell’s candidate just days before the primary.
  33. Jesus, Trump, and Guns: Luther Strange’s Ultimate Alabama GOP AdIn a race marred by negative ads, Senator Luther Strange has a positive spot that’s got more shout-outs to conservative icons than you can count.
  34. In Alabama Senate Race, There’s Stiff Competition to Be the Most Pro-TrumpAll three major candidates profess to love the president. But they’re really fighting about Mitch McConnell.
  35. Will Trump Jump Into Alabama’s Crazy Senate Primary?He could tap McConnell’s favorite Luther Strange or Hannity’s favorite Mo Brooks. Theocrat Roy Moore’s in the mix, too.
  36. The Democrats’ Losing Streak Will Likely End in NovemberThe party needs a win in a nationally significant and competitive contest. There is still hope this year.
  37. Alabama’s ‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Is Running for SenateAfter a bizarre career, famed theocrat Roy Moore wants to go to D.C.
  38. ‘Big Luther’ Strange Will Replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. SenateThe super-tall Alabama attorney general is seen as a good bet to retain the seat for the GOP in a 2018 special election.
  39. Jeff Sessions’s Promotion Stirs Pot in Alabama Governor’s Sex ScandalGovernor Robert Bentley could appoint the man who has been investigating his sex-and-corruption case to Sessions’s seat.
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