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Mike Lee

  1. criminal justice reform
    Will Mitch McConnell Stand Tall for the Lock-Em-All-Up Racists of His Party?Trump could probably get his son-in-law’s prison-/sentencing-reform compromise through the Senate with a call to McConnell — but he may not even try.
  2. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Are Trying to Make Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Seem Routine. It Isn’t.Republicans are trying to disguise a confirmation that they think is an epochal moment in history as a bland, uncontroversial exercise in bureaucracy.
  3. Trump Wants Suspense Before Another Reality-Show SCOTUS RevealThe White House deployed some misdirection before the Gorsuch announcement, and that could happen again leading up to the big announcement.
  4. A Look at Trump’s Shortlist for Replacing Anthony KennedyDon’t expect any surprises given Trump’s unusual self-discipline in keeping his judicial promises to conservatives.
  5. The First Big SCOTUS Rumor Sends Senator Mike Lee to the BenchThis may be the first of many SCOTUS trial balloons for Trump. But it’s amusing to watch Lee try to walk back his earlier attacks on Roe v. Wade.
  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. Hatch: If AL Voters Want Alleged Sexual Abuser in Congress, They Can Have OneIn sharp contrast to his fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, Orrin Hatch now sees nothing wrong with Roy Moore’s behavior if he’s elected.
  8. Senate GOP Working Overnight to Pass Its Hastily Revised Tax BillIt was brought to the Senate floor in an unwieldy mess after long delays, but that won’t keep Republicans from passing this unpopular tax bill.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. CBO Says Repealing Obamacare Without a Replacement Would Be a DisasterCBO says a “straight repeal” would cost 32 million their health coverage while doubling premiums.
  12. Senate GOP to Try Doomed Vote on ‘Straight Repeal’ of ObamacareNow that Trumpcare is all but dead, McConnell will give conservatives their “straight repeal” vote, and then move on to tax and budget legislation.
  13. Mitch McConnell Now Two Votes Short and Running Out of Time to Pass TrumpcareObamacare repeal is in big, big trouble.
  14. Mitch McConnell Running Out of Time, Money, and Luck in Effort to Pass TrumpcareHe apparently doesn’t have the funds or flexibility to get to 50 votes.
  15. Republican Senator: Trump Is Qualified to Be President Because He’s PresidentThe first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club.
  16. McConnell Has $188 Billion Fund to Save Health-Care Bill. How Will He Spend It?Here’s how the enticements to wavering GOP senators might be doled out.
  17. GOP Hits a Dead End on Trumpcare, Cancels VoteAfter a “final offer” to House conservatives failed, Trump and Ryan may be back to square one with a divided GOP and no clear path forward.
  18. Republican Senator: Health Plan Must Remain Secret Because It Will Be UnpopularSenator Mike Lee says the part he was supposed to think in his head.
  19. Trump May Have Set an Unfortunate Precedent With His SCOTUS Short ListIn the future, it might be tough for Republican presidential candidates not to do the same.
  20. Why Right-Wingers Want Sen. Mike Lee on SCOTUSHe’s the most rigorous ideologue available, he’s confirmable — and, most of all, he’s young. 
  21. The Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party Is Over: The Rich Won AgainRemember “reform conservatism”? That used to be a thing.
  22. Mike Lee’s Tax-Reform Plan Does, in Fact, SuckUnless you didn’t like George W. Bush’s economic program, in which case it’s great.
  23. I Have Seen the Future of the Republican Party, and It Is George W. BushCan a party un-go insane?
  24. Hey, Look, Republican Recriminations!They blame South Carolina senator Jim DeMint for their failure to take the Senate.