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  1. 2018 elections
    Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas? Beto O’Rourke Says Yes.With its growing Latino population and blue cities, the Lone Star State feels like it should be at least purple. If only people would actually vote.
  2. Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the MidtermsIn November, they must overcome not just an adverse landscape, but a recent trend toward partisan consistency in Senate voting.
  3. the national interest
    Chuck Schumer Is Secretly Sabotaging the Next Democratic President“Schumer has privately reassured Republican senators in recent weeks that he would not change the rules and is committed to keeping the filibuster.”
  4. The House Is in Play in 2018, But the Senate’s the Big PrizeIf Democrats can win the upper chamber in 2018, Trump will lose much of his power. And a Democratic Senate win in 2020 is quite feasible.
  5. Trump Blows Up ‘Compromise’ House Immigration BillThe president has now positioned himself to the right of his hard-core immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, which is difficult to do.
  6. GOP Senate Candidate Complains That Trump Should Be Meaner to His OpponentNorth Dakota’s Kevin Cramer thinks the president needs to attack Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp right now.
  7. The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on ImmigrationAnother day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
  8. Don Blankenship Continues Quest to Help Joe Manchin Keep His JobAfter losing the GOP primary, Blankenship plans mount a third-party campaign for Senate in West Virginia — if the courts allow him on the ballot.
  9. McConnell May Cancel August Recess to Keep Democrats From Going Home to CampaignMcConnell knows there are more incumbent Democrats than Republicans in competitive races. Threatening to keep them in D.C. could make them malleable.
  10. abortion rights
    Iowa Lawmakers Are Trying to Pass the Strictest Abortion Ban in the NationThe bill now goes to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds.
  11. Rand Paul Will Vote to Confirm Pompeo (and His Own Fraudulence)The senator has decided to pretend that Trump’s hawkish pick for secretary of State is a secret libertarian isolationist.
  12. Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of StateBut the CIA director is likely to get the promotion, anyway.
  13. Scott Versus Nelson in a Spendy Sunshine State Slugfest for a Senate SeatScott’s money and Trump’s popularity (or lack thereof) make this a race that’s hard to predict.
  14. Democratic Senate Looking Like a Reach — AgainProspects for a Democratic Senate after the midterms have waxed and waned, but it may be tough for Democrats to hang on in deep red states.
  15. Richard Painter Mulls Trying to Throw Senate Race to Pro-Trump RepublicanHe’s contemplating a run for Al Franken’s former Senate seat as a Democrat or independent.
  16. Trump Bullying of Sessions Could Backfire With Republican SenatorsJeff Sessions may be Mr. Magoo to the president. But to his former colleagues in the Senate, he’s part of the club.
  17. Team Trump Fighting Immigration CompromiseEven as a bipartisan bill emerges that might get 60 Senate votes, the administration is opposing it stridently.
  18. Senate Reaches a Budget Deal That Lets Everyone WinExcept for Dreamers and deficit hawks.
  19. 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.
  20. Good News for Kansas: Governor Brownback to Be Confirmed for AmbassadorshipRelief is in sight for Kansas.
  21. shutdown watch
    Senate Pushes Shutdown Fight to Final DayMcConnell put off the deciding vote on the House bill, which is likely to fail, and dismissed Schumer’s call for a days-long stopgap measure.
  22. Trump Rejects Bipartisan Dreamers DealThe president demands an immigration bill that can win Democratic support — and make all of his far-right friends happy.
  23. 3 Bombshell Claims in the Leaked Testimony on Trump and RussiaDemocrats just released testimony on the Christopher Steele dossier that Republicans don’t want you to see.
  24. politics
    Roy Moore Won’t Concede, Tells Supporters to ‘Wait on God’State officials confirmed there’s basically no way he can beat Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race, so it’s going to be a long wait.
  25. power
    Will All the Harassment Claims Against Senators Be Released?Senator Tim Kaine thinks they should be.
  26. early and often
    McConnell Backs Away From Condemnation of Roy MooreNow he says it’s up to Alabama voters to decide.
  27. 2018 Senate Overview: The Pro-GOP Landscape Is Turning BlueTrump’s unpopularity, strong Democratic incumbents, and some luck are benefiting the party that would’ve expected to lose badly in 2018 Senate races.
  28. What’s at Play in the 2018 Senate RacesA dynamic monthly breakdown of the 13 most competitive seats.
  29. If the GOP Clears These Hurdles, Trump’s Tax Cuts Pass This WeekRepublicans are tantalizingly close to fulfilling a core goal, and they’re not about to let child tax credits or leaving millions uninsured stop them.
  30. The Most Outrageous Roy Moore Defenses“I believe in this instance that Roy Moore is the victim.”
  31. Blue-State Republican Revolt Over Tax Bill Could Come Back to Haunt GOPThe House tax bill passed easily, but Republicans from three high-tax states voting no could cause problems down the road.
  32. 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.
  33. The Republican Party Deserves a Better Civil WarThe Bannon–McConnell feud boils down to this: How many more dashes of white-nationalist authoritarianism does the Koch agenda need?
  34. the political climate
    Kid Rock Confirmed He’s Not Running for Senate in an Extremely Kid Rock Way“Are you fucking kidding me?”
  35. candidacies
    Kid Rock Confirms He’s Not Running for Senate in an Extremely Kid Rock WayMichigan will not be officially bawitdaba anytime soon.
  36. Feinstein Announces Reelection Bid, Likely to Face PrimaryThere may be a crowded field on her left.
  37. 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.
  38. Facebook’s Russian Ad Buys Aren’t the Real Problem, Senators SayThe problem is the sheer size of the network.
  39. Tennessee Senator Bob Corker to Retire After 2018In a statement, Corker said that “the most important public service I have to offer our country could well occur over the next 15 months.”
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Scheme to Get Republicans a 53rd Senate Seat Collapses As Manchin Stays PutA rumored game of musical chairs had Perry going to DHS, Manchin to Energy, and a West Virginia Republican to the Senate. But in the end nobody moved.
  43. Trump Cheers on Primary Challenge to Stalwart Supporter of His AgendaTrump’s endorsement of a primary challenge to Jeff Flake demonstrates, once again, that the mogul cares more about his ego than his agenda.
  44. 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.
  45. House Conservatives Will Try to Force Another Vote on Obamacare RepealIn an entirely symbolic — and divisive — gesture, the House Freedom Caucus is apparently hell-bent on one more vote to simply repeal Obamacare.
  46. Why Nuking the Filibuster Could Be Part of a Debt-Limit DealWith conservatives now threatening to take must-pass legislation hostage, they could get together with Trump and permanently end Democratic leverage.
  47. Republicans Are Playing With a Stacked Deck in the SenateThe GOP’s advantage in dominating small states is giving it a permanent advantage in controlling the U.S. Senate, even in “bad” years for the party.
  48. russia investigation
    How Senators Are Trying to Block Trump From Firing MuellerThey unveiled two bipartisan bills that would require judicial review of any effort to oust the special counsel.
  49. Senate Democrats Let a Big Bunch of Trump Nominations Go Through TodayDemocrats had slowed down confirmations of Trump nominees to protest the Senate’s handling of health care legislation. Today they gave it a rest.
  50. Senate Republicans Have a Plan to Lower Legal ImmigrationTwo senators, alongside Trump, will propose halving the rate over the next ten years.
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