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The Senate

  1. politics
    Bad Little Senators Get Recess CanceledDarn it!
  2. A Dreamers-for-Wall Deal Could Pass the Senate — If Trump Lets ItA bipartisan group of senators just struck such a deal. But Trump is (reportedly) unwilling to compromise on cuts to legal immigration.
  3. The Case for New CaliforniaBreaking up the Golden State may sound crazy — but so is having a Senate that gives equal representation to California and Wyoming.
  4. power
    6 Things to Know About Doug JonesThe Alabama Democrat who defeated Roy Moore is pro-choice, pro LGBTQ rights, and had never run for office before.
  5. McCain Gives Heroic Speech Denouncing Terrible Thing That He Just Voted ForThe senator calls on his colleagues to abandon their indefensible approach to Obamacare repeal — minutes after voting to let them keep at it.
  6. mysteries
    This Woman Walked Her Cat in the Senate BuildingWhose cat is this?
  7. Susan Collins Says She May Run for Governor of Maine in 2018If she does, New England’s most racist governor will get to appoint Maine’s next senator.
  8. Chuck Schumer Says Democrats Will Filibuster GorsuchBut some moderate Democrats are reportedly willing to support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee for the right price.
  9. the senate
    GOP Senators Are Anxious About Nuking the FilibusterThe threat of the filibuster may be the only way for Senate Republicans to resist Trump, should that need arise.
  10. early and often
    Democrats Pick Up Their Second Senate Seat As Kelly Ayotte ConcedesRepublicans still have a majority, with 51 seats.
  11. Down-Ballot Republicans Are Trumped If They Do, Trumped If They Don’tIf vulnerable Republican candidates disavow Trump, they invite the ire of their own base. If they don’t disavow him, they alienate swing voters.
  12. Conservative Plutocrats Make Massive Investment in GOP Senate RacesTwo super-pacs designed to retain GOP Senate control took in $42 million last month, as Trump-averse donors focus their funds on the upper chamber.
  13. Sandoval Declines Supreme Court ConsiderationThat was fast.
  14. Report: Obama Administration Handed Child Migrants Over to Human TraffickersA Senate report finds that the federal government failed to conduct background checks on adults entrusted with the care of child migrants.
  15. spy games
    CIA Admits It Spied on Senators, After Insisting It Didn’tA big black eye for director John Brennan.
  16. politics
    Highlights From the Senate Burn Book: Dirty Money, Blackmail, and JFK Blow JobsTales from Lyndon Johnson adviser Bobby Baker, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”
  17. gun control
    Republicans Still Not Ready for Gun Control, Plotting Filibuster InsteadFive are onboard so far.
  18. the most important people in the world
    Ashley Judd Not Running for Senate After AllThe actress announced today that she’s sitting this one out.
  19. the national interest
    Senators Decide Senate Is Mostly Awesome As IsThe clubbiest club on Earth stays clubby.
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