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  1. 2018 midterms
    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the MidtermsIf Republicans make Senate gains and hang onto the House, it’s remotely possible. That’s apparently what the GOP thinks its base wants to hear.
  2. the national interest
    Trumpcare Means Leaving the Poor and Sick to Fend for ThemselvesThe Republican health-care agenda has dissolved into a rearguard sabotage campaign.
  3. trumpcare
    Trump’s New Insurance Rules Put Women and Children at Risk“These plans aren’t for everyone,” says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
  4. Collins and Murkowski Show No Signs of Bucking the GOP on Kavanaugh ConfirmationWhile still officially undecided, the two putatively pro-choice GOP senators are helping their party smooth Brett Kavanaugh’s path to confirmation.
  5. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
  6. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates the End of the GOP Health-Care Plan, Talks Next StepsHe has an idea for how to fix America’s current system: Ask experts.
  7. No One Wants the Latest Trumpcare Bill — Except Right-Wing BillionairesAnd for at least 48 Republican senators, that seems to be enough.
  8. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back at Republican Leaders and Fox News Over Health-Care PlanKimmel took shots at his critics — including Chris Christie, Bill Cassidy, and Lindsey Graham — while continuing to decry the latest Trumpcare plan.
  9. The GOP Is Trying to Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote on Obamacare RepealBut she has no reason to sell it … yet.
  10. The CBO Won’t Score the Final Trumpcare Bill for WeeksTo pass the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill, Senate Republicans will need to vote for the law before the budget office releases a coverage estimate.
  11. The GOP Is Throwing a Hail Mary on Obamacare RepealIt will require speed and stealth, cooperation from CBO, and a rubber-stamp House vote, but the Graham-Cassidy bill has a slim chance of becoming law.
  12. Hold On – Could the GOP’s Last-Ditch Effort to Kill Obamacare Actually Pass?Some health-care experts are sounding the alarm, but it still looks like a long shot.
  13. The Final Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Scheme Is Headed for a DitchIt’s an underfunded version of an earlier plan to let states control health-care policy. But Graham-Cassidy is probably a bill whose time has passed.
  14. Why Trump Supporters Might Not Care That He’s Not Getting Anything DoneIt’s widely assumed conservatives will punish the GOP in 2018 for a poor record in Congress. Don’t count on it.
  15. 7 Big Questions About What Congress Will Do in SeptemberThe big storm in Texas and Louisiana has improved the visibility in Washington — but there’s still a lot to do and little time to do it.
  16. Parliamentarian Deals Trumpcare a Final Death BlowNow, a bipartisan health-care bill may rise from its ashes — if Senate Republicans can convince Trump to pursue solutions over sabotage.
  17. Trump Needs to Stop Whining About the FilibusterFor all his complaining about the Senate’s 60-vote requirement, Trump passed up the chance to take the issue to GOP voters in Alabama.
  18. The Trump-McConnell Feud Becoming a ‘Cold War’At the worst possible time, relations between the president and the leader of his party in the Senate have become frosty, distant, and even combative.
  19. Trump Could Bust Loose Again at Phoenix RallyIt would be natural for the president to follow up on controlled remarks about Afghanistan with an uninhibited base-feeding frenzy the next night.
  20. White House and McConnell Trade Barbs Over Trumpcare FailureThe Senate Majority Leader suggests Trump’s impatience led to Trumpcare’s defeat. Trump thinks McConnell is just making excuses.
  21. House Moderates Have a Bipartisan Health-Care BillBut will the GOP leadership allow moderates to make Obamacare work better, when conservative donors want to see it fail?
  22. A Week of ReckoningConsider the violence the president has done to the structures of American democracy in just the past seven days.
  23. GOP Health-Care Drive Ends Not With a Bang But a WhimperRepublicans couldn’t come up with a workable health-care plan, so they kept kicking the can down the road. The road finally ended in the Senate today.
  24. The ‘Health Care Freedom Act’ Is a ScandalA bad bill designed to avoid scrutiny.
  25. Confused Republican Senators Explain Why They Will Vote for Repeal ‘Disaster’John McCain calls for bipartisanship, votes to prevent it from happening.
  26. Maybe There’s No Light at the End the Tunnel for the GOP Health Bill After AllAll the tactical brilliance that has kept unpopular and divisive GOP health care legislation alive disguises a fatal strategic blindness.
  27. Conservatives Just Lost Their Favorite Part of TrumpcareThe Senate parliamentarian ruled that the GOP can’t roll back Obamacare’s regulations without 60 votes. That makes “skinny repeal” more dangerous.
  28. ‘I Haven’t Thought It Through,’ Admits Anti-Obamacare SenatorThinking it through before you vote for a huge change to the health-care system is for “big-government liberal” weenies.
  29. The ‘Skinny Bill’ Is a Farce. Here’s the Real Reason Republicans Are Doing It.Some want to repeal Obamacare, others to replace it, others to repair it. Why are Republicans pushing a bill that does none of the above?
  30. 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.
  31. Senate GOP to Reform Health-Care System on the Fly, in a BlindfoldSenate Republicans don’t know what their bill is or what it does. But they’re going to vote on it, anyway.
  32. Study Disproves Trump’s Health-Care Promises to GOP ModeratesThey’ll take care of the Trumpcare victims for two years, then they’re on their own.
  33. Trumpcare Is the Worst-Designed Social Policy in HistoryThe domestic equivalent of invading Iraq without a plan for the occupation.
  34. Talking to the Former CBO Director About the Health-Care FightDoug Elmendorf, who oversaw the CBO during the battle over Obamacare, on how the agency operates.
  35. Why Did Mitch McConnell Fail, and What’s Next for Health Care?A former staffer for now-retired Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on the Trumpcare debacle.
  36. CBO Says Repealing Obamacare Without a Replacement Would Be a DisasterCBO says a “straight repeal” would cost 32 million their health coverage while doubling premiums.
  37. Donald Trump Is a Victim of Congressional Republicans’ IncompetenceThe GOP should blame its own lack of policy vision — not the president — for Trumpcare’s demise.
  38. Trumpcare’s ‘Orphans’ Must Search for New HomesSeveral provisions conservatives hitched to Obamacare repeal will need new legislative vehicles now that Trumpcare has crashed.
  39. The Best GOP Reactions to the Death of TrumpcareIt wasn’t the happiest day for Republicans.
  40. Trump: 48 Senate Votes for Trumpcare ‘Impressive by Any Standard’He makes deals. That’s what he does.
  41. Mitch McConnell Now Two Votes Short and Running Out of Time to Pass TrumpcareObamacare repeal is in big, big trouble.
  42. Senators Figure Out McConnell Is Lying to Them About TrumpcareThis is why he wanted a really fast vote.
  43. Republicans Give Away the Game on TrumpcareTom Price admits that insurance companies will go back to weeding out the sick.
  44. After Trumpcare, Republicans Will Have to Tackle an Even Bigger MessYes, the health-care debacle has stalled budget and tax bills, but Republicans are nowhere close to agreement on the broad outlines of a fiscal plan.
  45. Republicans Confident Senator Dean Heller Will Be ‘Bought Off,’ Pass TrumpcareRepublican statements about policies they can’t support have not meant much so far.
  46. The More the Senate Health-Care Bill Changes, the More It Stays the SameIt has a few extra tweaks, but the essence remains intact. And, like its predecessor, it seems dead in the water.
  47. Mitch McConnell Running Out of Time, Money, and Luck in Effort to Pass TrumpcareHe apparently doesn’t have the funds or flexibility to get to 50 votes.
  48. Republicans Still Can’t Design a Workable Health-Care PlanThey have till Thursday late morning. No pressure!
  49. GOP Lawmakers Bought Health-Insurance Stocks While Advancing TrumpcareCongressman Mike Conaway’s family bought stock in UnitedHealth the same day that a bill repealing Obamacare’s taxes on insurers advanced in committee.
  50. Why Didn’t Republicans Promise a Conservative Health-Care Plan?There’s a reason politicians never run on real conservative health-care ideas.
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