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  1. midterms
    The Late Show, The Daily Show, Late Night Will Go Live on Election NightWe’ll do it live!
  2. early and often
    Trump Says Secret to Fake Peace With North Korea Was Real LoveIf admiring the world’s authoritarians is wrong, they need only send Trump a “beautiful letter” to remind him he doesn’t want to be right.
  3. 2018 midterms
    Zephyr Teachout Gets an Ultrasound in Her Latest Campaign AdBaby Teachout, who’s due in October, got involved in mom’s campaign to be New York’s attorney general.
  4. The Quiet Democratic Front-runner for Senate in Pro-Trump TennesseeDemocrat Phil Bredesen, a popular former governor, may win a Senate race in Tennessee by sticking to his wonky script — and dodging reporters.
  5. Ayanna Pressley Beats 20-Year Incumbent Mike Capuano in Democratic Primary UpsetShe’s the second woman to unseat a House Dem in 2018, after Ocasio-Cortez, and she’ll be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress.
  6. 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.
  7. Why Republicans, Not Democrats, Want the Midterms to Be About ImpeachmentThe Democratic base is sufficiently fired up, but the GOP hopes the rising threat of impeachment can rally Trump’s voters in November.
  8. Steve Bannon Launches Comeback Nobody Asked ForHe’s helming a new pro-Trump group and putting out a documentary aimed at making the midterms a referendum on Trump’s impeachment.
  9. ‘Blue Dog’ Moderate Ed Case Wins Primary for House Seat in Deep Blue HawaiiA former congressman who supported the Iraq War and champions bipartisanship defeated a strong group of candidates in the heavily Democratic state.
  10. Indicted Congressman Chris Collins Ends Reelection CampaignThe New York Republican was arrested on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
  11. Despite Indictment, There’s a Good Chance That Chris Collins Will Be ReelectedInsider-trading charges might not be enough to flip New York’s reddest district, but they could boost Democrats’ midterm message on GOP corruption.
  12. Primary Results: Kobach Holds Narrowest of Leads in KansasTwo races featuring candidates backed by Trump ended with a question mark on Tuesday. Expect recounts in Kansas and Ohio.
  13. Trump Believes Giuliani’s Claim That Mueller Has Nothing on Him: ReportRudy Giuliani’s PR blitz in defense of President Trump is apparently working — on President Trump.
  14. Beto O’Rourke Is Officially Making Ted Cruz SweatWith Beto creeping up in the polls — and piling up campaign cash — the Cook Political Report shifts its rating of the race in Democrats’ direction.
  15. Battle for the House: 100 Days Out, Democrats Are on the BrinkIt could still go either way, but Trump’s lack of popularity and a battleground where Republicans are on the defensive give Democrats an edge.
  16. Daily Intelligencer Politics Chat: Fiasco in FinlandFour Daily Intelligencer staffers try to make sense of President Trump’s strange press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
  17. Abolishing ICE Is About As Popular As Trump’s Immigration AgendaPolls show only 25 percent of voters want to “abolish ICE” — while only 12 percent agree with Trump’s decision to end DACA.
  18. New Study: Trump’s Immigration Agenda May Have Hurt Him in 2016New research suggests that Trump’s nativism alienated more white voters than it mobilized in 2016. If true, the GOP could be in trouble this fall.
  19. Is ‘Abolish ICE’ a Winning Midterm Message for Democrats?As Trump demonstrated how he’ll twist the message against Democrats, some on the left backed off, saying the focus should be abolishing Trump.
  20. How Should Democrats Tackle Trump in the Midterms? Focus on His NarcissismResearch on how to hone the Dems’ anti-Trump message found what resonates most is the idea that he puts himself ahead of what’s good for the country.
  21. Trump to GOP: Don’t Bother Voting on Immigration Bills Until After Midterms“Dems are just playing games,” Trump tweeted. “We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”
  22. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  23. Trump Won’t Say Midterms Are As Important As His Glorious 2016 VictoryHe went off script, saying he doesn’t “really believe” the midterms are that big a deal … though they could derail his presidency.
  24. Democratic Wave May Depend on Millennials Becoming Unusually Motivated to VoteMidterm elections usually show a major dropoff in turnout from young voters. If that happens this fall, the Democratic “wave” could be minimized.
  25. What the Midterms Would Look Like If Clinton Had WonThe silver lining of Trump’s presidential win for Democrats is that their party is facing a good, not a potentially disastrous, midterm election.
  26. After Ryan’s Exit, Big-Money Donors Turn to War for Senate“McConnell has said, ‘The House is lost, we have to hold the Senate,’” says a Republican operative.
  27. After Losing PA Gerrymander Battle, GOP Rep. Costello Won’t Seek ReelectionCostello had called for the impeachment of Pennsylvania Supreme Court judges, but he’s decided to quit Congress instead.
  28. Illinois Holocaust Denier Set to Win GOP Congressional NominationThis is why you always field a candidate.
  29. Ted Cruz Raised Less Money Than His Democratic Challenger Last QuarterBeto O’Rourke took in $2.4 million last quarter — without taking a cent from corporate PACs.
  30. The Trump Tax Cuts Will Not Save Republicans This FallA new poll finds only 2 percent of Americans believe Trump’s tax law got them a raise, while 58 percent say the plan primarily benefits the rich.
  31. Democrats Should Get Higher on Weed in 2018There aren’t a lot of policies that both energize the liberal base and appeal to a majority of GOP voters. Marijuana legalization is one.
  32. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  33. The GOP’s Biggest Problem Is Not Its Candidates, But Its PresidentTrump can’t accept that he is damaging his party down-ballot. And that could send his party off in search of illusory “fixes.”
  34. The Democratic Wave Is Coming in 2018This year’s special elections and a host of objective factors continue to point toward a good midterm for the Donkey Party.
  35. Trump’s Approval Ratings: How Low Can They Go?The answer could swing the midterm election.
  36. Will the Economy Save Trump and His Party?So much of this presidency is a mess that the idea of him or the GOP making a comeback seems far-fetched. But then there’s the economy.
  37. Senators From Parties That Don’t Control White House Do Very Well in MidtermsHistory shows the party in the White House struggles to knock off incumbent senators in midterms. It’s one of many cross-cutting factors for 2018.
  38. Ossoff’s Loss Has a Silver Lining for DemocratsThe emergence of a new game plan, from persuasion to motivation.
  39. An Ironworker With a Great Mustache Is Coming for Paul Ryan’s House SeatRyan has routinely won landslides in his purple district. Randy Bryce’s incredible new campaign ad suggests that could change that.
  40. the body politic
    Can the New Activist Passion of Suburban White Women Change American Politics?Jon Ossoff’s race against Karen Handel in Georgia is the first test.
  41. Vulnerable House Republican Ties Himself to TrumpTom MacArthur represents a swing district in a blue state. But he’s still more afraid of losing the conservative base than the center.
  42. Pelosi Promises to Pass $15 Minimum Wage If Dems Take HouseDon’t look now, but Capitol Hill Democrats seem to be putting together an ambitious, populist post-2016 agenda.
  43. Poll: Voters Favor Impeaching Trump by 7-Point MarginFor the first time, PPP finds more voters favor Trump’s impeachment than oppose it. And the survey has similarly bad news for GOP congresspeople.
  44. Democrats Are Winning the First Round of the 2018 FightThe midterm battle begins with recruitment — and Democrats have a bumper harvest while would-be Republican candidates are getting cold feet.
  45. Former NFL Player to Challenge Vulnerable Texas GOP CongressmanWith Trump’s favorability underwater in Texas, Democrats are poised to compete for House seats — and maybe Ted Cruz’s spot in the Senate.
  46. The GOP Almost Lost in Kansas Because Even Republicans Hate Their Party’s AgendaLocal issues helped make last night’s special election competitive. That’s a national problem for the Republican Party.
  47. Will Anti-Trump Fury Help Flip the Electoral Map for Democrats?Democrats are donating millions in the hopes that a special-election win for Jon Ossoff in Newt Gingrich’s old seat rattles the White House.
  48. 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.
  49. Big-Money Donors Mobilize to Save Trump’s PresidencyMeanwhile, small-dollar donors are delivering record-breaking sums of money to anti-Trump Democrats.
  50. Democrats’ Best Bet for 2018: Accentuate the NegativeMidterm elections are usually a referendum on the White House party. So the heavy lift of a positive agenda for Democrats may be a waste of energy.
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