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  1. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Were a Solid Democratic Win, Not a Split DecisionInitial analysis dismissing the “blue wave” failed to take into account the Senate landscape, and late ballots that trended heavily Democratic.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Paid the Price for Bending the Knee to TrumpTrump made the midterms all about himself. And you can see that in the results, where his weaknesses became his party’s.
  3. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell Blocks Bipartisan Bill to Safeguard Mueller ProbeJeff Flake threatened to block Trump’s pending judicial nominees in response.
  4. 2018 midterms
    All the Midterm Races That Remain UnresolvedThere are ten House races, two Senate races, and two gubernatorial races where there’s still doubt about who won.
  5. 2018 midterms
    How Trump Plans to Spin Losing the HouseTrump plans to take credit for “saving” the Senate, and ignore everything else.
  6. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Could Increase Their Senate Majority at MidtermsEven if there’s a Democratic “wave” sweeping the House, a favorable landscape could win Republicans Senate gains.
  7. 2018 midterms
    Dems Still Have a Good Shot at Flipping House, But Senate Is an Uphill BattleFifteen days before the midterms, polls show the House going blue, but the GOP is likely to maintain Senate control, or even pick up a seat or two.
  8. 2018 midterms
    Democrats’ Senate Hopes Are Fading FastIn red-state battlegrounds, Republican voters are tuning in – and some Democratic voters are being locked out.
  9. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Screams From Protesting Women Interrupted Kavanaugh’s VoteMike Pence called for order as women were carried out of the proceedings.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    Accused Sexual Assaulter Confirmed to Supreme CourtAs protests erupted outside the Senate, Brett Kavanaugh was officially confirmed on Saturday afternoon.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    This Is What Christine Blasey Ford Saw As She TestifiedTV cameras didn’t capture the full scope of what Ford faced as she answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  12. the kavanaugh hearings
    This Is What Christine Blasey Ford Saw As She TestifiedTV cameras didn’t capture the full scope of what Ford faced as she answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  13. the kavanaugh confirmation
    McConnell Goes For Broke on KavanaughThe wily Senate leader has probably decided that risking a defeat on Kavanaugh is preferable to a withdrawal.
  14. 2018 midterms
    FiveThirtyEight’s Forecast Shows Very Tight Battle for the SenateNate Silver’s model gives Republicans a narrow advantage based on a very favorable landscape. But it could go either way.
  15. Senate Democrats Considered Kavanaugh Walkout, Opted for Disruption InsteadThey reportedly decided the move was too risky during a Labor Day strategy session – but they haven’t ruled it out.
  16. politics
    Former Senator Jon Kyl Will Replace McCain in the SenateKyl is only a short-term replacement, as the 76-year-old has no interest in serving past 2020.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.”
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. abortion rights
    Iowa Lawmakers Are Trying to Pass the Strictest Abortion Ban in the NationThe bill now goes to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds.
  27. 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.
  28. Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of StateBut the CIA director is likely to get the promotion, anyway.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Team Trump Fighting Immigration CompromiseEven as a bipartisan bill emerges that might get 60 Senate votes, the administration is opposing it stridently.
  34. Senate Reaches a Budget Deal That Lets Everyone WinExcept for Dreamers and deficit hawks.
  35. 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.
  36. Good News for Kansas: Governor Brownback to Be Confirmed for AmbassadorshipRelief is in sight for Kansas.
  37. 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.
  38. Trump Rejects Bipartisan Dreamers DealThe president demands an immigration bill that can win Democratic support — and make all of his far-right friends happy.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. power
    Will All the Harassment Claims Against Senators Be Released?Senator Tim Kaine thinks they should be.
  42. McConnell Backs Away From Condemnation of Roy MooreNow he says it’s up to Alabama voters to decide.
  43. 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.
  44. What’s at Play in the 2018 Senate RacesA dynamic monthly breakdown of the 13 most competitive seats.
  45. 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.
  46. The Most Outrageous Roy Moore Defenses“I believe in this instance that Roy Moore is the victim.”
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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?
  50. the political climate
    Kid Rock Confirmed He’s Not Running for Senate in an Extremely Kid Rock Way“Are you fucking kidding me?”
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