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  1. defense spending
    Eventually, Progressive Democrats Will Need to Get ‘Soft’ on DefenseAmerica can have a Western European–style welfare state or a giant and ever-growing military budget — but it can’t have both.
  2. McConnell to Dems: Delay Kavanaugh’s Confirmation at Your Own PerilMcConnell is prepared to push confirmation hearings into October — and thus, keep vulnerable red-state Democrats off the campaign trail.
  3. White House: U.S. Can’t Afford Veterans’ Health Care Without CutsAfter adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit for tax cuts, Trump opposes adding to the debt to increase health-care funding for veterans.
  4. Brett Kavanaugh’s Qualifications Don’t MatterWhen Kavanaugh hands down opinions that limit voting rights and abortion access, ordinary Americans will not care how well written they are.
  5. Every Democrat Should Support Bernie Sanders’s New Labor BillFourteen Democrats have signed onto legislation that will make it easier for workers to form unions — and thus, for their party to win elections.
  6. This Democratic Senator Has a Plan to Make College Debt-Free for AllIf Brian Schatz’s vision is fully implemented, every American would have the option of pursuing a college degree without going into debt.
  7. Democrats to Gut Banking Regulations, for Bipartisanship’s SakeIn the Senate, lawmakers put aside their differences, and work together to help banks abuse consumers and jeopardize our financial system.
  8. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  9. Trump Picks Up Shutdown Threat Over Immigration After Democrats Drop ItLook who’s threatening to shut down the government now.
  10. Trump Confused About GOP Strategy for Avoiding a Government ShutdownThis time with a tweet about funding for CHIP, a children’s insurance program, which had to be “clarified” by the White House.
  11. Franken Resigns Without Confessing Any WrongdoingAfter announcing he would step down “in the coming weeks,” Franken blasts Trump and Roy Moore for not facing such repercussions.
  12. Joe Manchin Is More Popular Than Trump in West Virginia, Poll FindsTrump might need the votes of red-state Democrats to pass tax “reform” — but red-state Democrats look safe enough to toe their party’s line.
  13. Democrats Threaten Obstruction If GOP Doesn’t Make Concessions on Rule of LawDemocrats plan to bring Senate business to a halt if Republicans don’t take steps to protect the independence of the Russia investigation.
  14. Congressional Democrats Warm to Bernie Sanders’s AgendaIn 2015, Sanders’s “free college” bill had zero co-sponsors. The one introduced Monday already has five.
  15. The Filibuster Deserves to DieIf the Democrats’ attempt to block Gorsuch leads to the abolition of the filibuster, that would be a good thing.
  16. Trump Hopes to Tackle Tax Reform and Infrastructure SimultaneouslyAfter failing to get Trumpcare to the House floor, the president has (reportedly) decided he can push two major policies through Congress at once.
  17. Democrats Worry That Trump May Eliminate One of Their Few Remaining PowersThe Senate’s minority party traditionally gets to weigh in on appointees to regulatory commissions. But Trump may be eyeing a work-around.
  18. Democrats Need to Flip One More Republican to Block Betsy DeVosOne vote away from keeping the billionaire heiress to the Amway fortune from becoming Education Secretary.
  19. Republicans Buck Boycott, Vote for Price and Mnuchin Without Democrats PresentAfter a Democratic boycott, Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee changed the rules so they could advance the cabinet nominees by themselves.
  20. Senate Democrats Boycott Votes on Two of Trump’s Key Cabinet NomineesAfter misleading statements from Trump’s picks — and mass protests in blue America — Democrats are in the mood for obstruction.
  21. Mnuchin’s Hearing Sparks Arguments About Tax Havens, Foreclosures, and ValiumKey moments from the confirmation hearing of Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary.
  22. Tim Kaine Declines to Sign Senate Resolution Calling for Public OptionThe public option may be Obamacare’s best hope for long-term success. And moderate Senate Democrats are lining up against it.
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