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  1. Former GOP Governor of Kansas Endorses Kobach’s Democratic OpponentModerate Republicans like Bill Graves could hold the balance of power in Kansas in November.
  2. The GOP Has No New Ideas Because Elderly Billionaires Own Its BrainRepublicans haven’t adapted their agenda to 21st-century problems because their plutocratic paymasters don’t have any of those.
  3. Trump’s Idea of Paying Down National Debt With Tariffs Is a Bad JokeAs always, Trump’s fiscal math makes no sense.
  4. White House: A Wide Variety of People Want an Illegal Capital-Gains Tax CutTrump may unilaterally give the wealthy a $100 billion capital gains tax cut — because that idea “has a lot of support from various people.”
  5. Trump Adds ‘Cutting Children’s Health Care’ to GOP’s 2018 PlatformDemocrats say Republicans will pay for their tax cuts by taking health care from working people. Trump is about to affirm this campaign message.
  6. Paul Ryan Allegedly Ousted House Chaplain for Disrespecting His Tax CutsReverend Patrick Conroy doesn’t know why he was asked to resign, but Ryan complained about his prayer for a tax law that’s fair to the poor.
  7. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  8. The Trump Tax Cuts Are Still Unpopular. That’s a Crisis for Conservatives.If the GOP can’t get Americans to enjoy the candy of its fiscal agenda, how will they ever get them to eat the vegetables?
  9. Oklahoma Teachers Win a Partial VictoryNow teachers have forced GOP politicians into raising pay in a second state. But the fight continues in other states, spilling over into elections.
  10. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  11. GOP to Push for More Tax Cuts — and a Balanced Budget AmendmentSources say Republicans will follow this act with legislation allowing all Americans to have their cake, and eat it as well.
  12. Trump Economist Wants to Give the Rich Another Tax Cut, Without Vote in CongressTrump will never go along with this once he remembers that Republicans hate executive orders, though.
  13. CPAC Audience Lets Trump Know It Cares More About Guns Than Tax CutsIn a strange but revealing direct poll of his adoring audience, Trump finds confirmation that the culture war matters most.
  14. Trump Team Says President Was Joking When He Called Democrats TreasonousCan’t you humorless liberals lighten up and laugh about being enemies of the state?
  15. Paul Ryan Deletes Tweet Connecting Woman’s Tiny Raise to Tax CutThis was probably for the best.
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    Hostess Employees Forced to Eat Hostess Products Because of Tax CutsThe company is giving workers both a monetary bonus and a snack bonus.
  17. Trump Tells Mar-a-Lago Crowd ‘You All Just Got a Lot Richer’ After Tax BillFor once, the president is honest about something.
  18. Trump Hurries to Sign Tax Bill Because the TV Told Him ToThe GOP’s massive giveaway for the wealthy is officially law.
  19. DI Politics Chat: The GOP Got Their Tax Cuts. Now What?4 Daily Intel staffers chat about the tax bill, whether it will help the Democrats take back power, and what pieces of it they should keep if they do.
  20. Frank Rich: How Democrats Can Win the Spin War Over the Trump Tax CutsSo far, Nancy Pelosi and Tom Steyer are doing it wrong.
  21. Paul Ryan Tweets Out Highlight Reel of Him Lying About Taxes for 20 YearsAh, memories.
  22. McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy ComplicationsHe’s going home to Arizona after several days in the hospital.
  23. Susan Collins Says She’s Not a Definitive ‘Yes’ on TaxesHer concerns about the bill are unlikely to be allayed, but she might vote for it anyway.
  24. California Governor on Wildfires: ‘This Is the New Normal’And, as if climate change wasn’t a big enough problem, the GOP tax cuts also pose a threat to disaster victims.
  25. Grassley: Non-Wealthy People Would Waste Tax Cuts on ‘Booze or Women or Movies’It’s an implicit part of conservative economic theory that investors are the only people who matter. But most GOP pols don’t say it out loud.
  26. Senate Passes Huge Tax Bill That Rewards the RichChockful of provisions that the one percent will love.
  27. The GOP Keeps Admitting Its Economic Theory Is Incompatible With DemocracyRepublicans say that their tax cuts will only work if businesses can be certain that they will never be repealed.
  28. How Much Power Are Republicans Willing to Sacrifice for Their Precious Tax Bill?At this point Republicans are risking their political prospects in 2018, and beyond, for an unpopular bill.
  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. GOP Will Give Christian Right an Easy Victory in Exchange for Tax-Bill LobbyingThe repeal of a ban on politicking from the pulpit Trump promised the Christian right isn’t in the Senate tax bill. It will be added for a price.
  31. The GOP Wants to Pass Trump’s Tax Cuts This Week. Here’s What They Need to Do.Republicans see this as do-or-die time for their tax overhaul — and they’re scrambling to secure about seven more Senate votes.
  32. McCain Recounts His Obamacare Repeal Death Blow in New InterviewWill he follow the same playbook on the Republican tax plan?
  33. Report: Mnuchin Not Lying Well Enough About Taxes for Paul Ryan’s LikingThe Treasury secretary has fallen out of favor in congressional circles.
  34. Murkowski, Who Nixed Obamacare Repeal, Says She Supports Ending the MandateThe Alaska senator said she’s still considering the larger tax-cut plan — welcome news for Republicans.
  35. Trump All But Dares Jeff Flake to Vote No on Tax BillClassic strategy.
  36. Mulvaney’s Bold Promise: Middle Class Won’t See Tax IncreaseYou sure about that?
  37. Oklahoma Tried the GOP’s Tax Agenda. Now, It’s Electing Democrats.As Republican tax cuts decimate the Sooner State, Democrats keep winning special elections in its deep-red districts.
  38. The GOP Has Done the Impossible: Make Tax Cuts UnpopularWhat they designed as an act of sadism turns out to be an act of masochism.
  39. Tuesday’s Crushing Defeat Convinces Republicans They’re on the Right TrackIt’s one thing to stay the course despite electoral setbacks. It’s more dangerous to pretend electoral setbacks are actually mandates.
  40. News of the Weird: Ted Cruz Stands Up for Coastal Elites in Tax Bill TalksHe took aim at a key provision in the GOP’s tax bill which would mostly affect well-to-do blue-staters.
  41. Trump Wants Republicans to Repeal the Obamacare Mandate in Their Tax BillRepealing the individual mandate would generate a nice chunk of change to offset tax cuts. But it would affect health coverage and premiums, too.
  42. House GOP Uses Steph Curry to Sell Its Tax CutWhen Republicans needed an example of a rich guy who doesn’t need a tax cut, they thought of Curry.
  43. The GOP Tax Plan Takes From Orphans, Gives to Trust-Fund KidsRight-wing populism is one hell of a drug.
  44. Americans Don’t Like Trump’s Favorite Tax IdeaA lower corporate rate is the crown jewel of the GOP’s tax plan.
  45. GOP in a Sweaty Panic on the Eve of the Tax-Bill UnveilingHouse Republicans have to find $5.5 trillion in spending cuts. By tomorrow.
  46. New Koch Ads Accuse Democrat of Opposing Unpopular Tax CutsThe libertarian billionaires will spend $1.6 million informing Wisconsin that Tammy Baldwin opposes tax cuts that few Americans support.
  47. Republicans Consider Cosmetic Slap at Millionaires in Their Tax-Cut PlanBut even if the top tax rate doesn’t fall, the wealthy will benefit from other parts of the bill.
  48. GOP Deficit Hawkery Dies in the Dark of NightHouse GOP ends its tough talk about spending and deficits in a rush to cut taxes.
  49. Senate Narrowly Approves Budget, an Ostensibly Easy Hurdle on Road to Tax CutsIt looks like they’ll avoid a conference committee, too, so now they can get started on the hard part of the tax-reform process.
  50. Trump Is Afraid His Tax Plan Is Doomed. He Should Be.The Senate’s margin for error is slim, the divisions among Republicans are massive, and the tax plan is half-baked — and wholly unpopular.
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