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  1. Bracing for a Supreme Court Retirement BombshellAt the end of the term, the focus is on Kennedy, whose retirement could ignite the Senate races. But Thomas’s exit might spark a battle in the GOP.
  2. Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3It’s not popular at present, and would have to overcome many obstacles, but the idea of cutting California down to size won’t go away.
  3. Washington May Love Mitch McConnell, But His Constituents Don’tYes, the Senate Majority Leader is wily and resourceful. But his Achilles’ heel is that he cannot take reelection in Kentucky for granted.
  4. West Virginia Republicans Lie About Each Other’s Imaginary Hillary TiesHillary Clinton’s value as a devil figure in the GOP is so powerful that two WV Senate candidates are just making up stuff about each other and HRC.
  5. What the Midterms Would Look Like If Clinton Had WonThe silver lining of Trump’s presidential win for Democrats is that their party is facing a good, not a potentially disastrous, midterm election.
  6. A Bill to Protect Mueller From Trump Took Its First Step Toward PassageBut McConnell says he’s not going to let the bill come to the floor for a vote, since he doesn’t think Trump will fire Mueller anyway.
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    Tammy Duckworth Wants to Allow Babies in the SenateThis would be a historic win for families with working moms.
  8. Why Conservatives Care More About Keeping the Senate Than the HouseThe power to confirm federal judges is the GOP’s most valuable resource.
  9. Phil Bredesen and Democrats’ Long-Shot Effort to Win Back the SenateA new poll in Tennessee shows a Democrat with a solid lead in a bid to flip a GOP Senate seat.
  10. Mitt Romney Announces U.S. Senate Run With Small Swipes at Trump“On Utah’s Capitol Hill, people treat one another with respect,” Romney says, an obvious reference to you-know-who.
  11. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  12. Feds Drop Corruption Case Against Senator MenendezThe perpetually embattled Senate Democrat now has a clear path to reelection in November, particularly if Republicans look elsewhere.
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    Chelsea Manning Files to Run for U.S. Senate in MarylandPer federal election filings.
  14. Ghoulish Arizona Republicans Jockey for John McCain’s Senate SeatThe 81-year-old has cancer, but he’s not dead yet.
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    Somebody Wanted Kris Jenner to Be the Next Senator From AlabamaShe was written in as a candidate in Shelby County, Alabama.
  16. Roy Moore Has Officially Lost the ElectionDoug Jones was certified as Alabama’s next U.S. senator, but Moore won’t concede defeat.
  17. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  18. Democrat Tina Smith Will Replace Franken in the Senate — and Wants to Run in ’18She’ll become the 22nd woman currently serving in the Senate, and is planning on running in 2018.
  19. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows Why Democrats Must Compete EverywhereAnd “you never know when a Republican candidate will turn out to be a sex criminal” isn’t the only reason.
  20. What Precedents Will Democrats Set in Forcing Franken’s Resignation?There are some key questions Democrats should prepare for in determining how they — and the country — deal with future incidents of sexual misconduct.
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    Woman Shares New Evidence of Her Relationship With Roy Moore at Age 17Moore has denied knowing any of the women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
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    The Senate Is Officially Investigating Al FrankenThe U.S. Senate Ethics Committee is looking into allegations of sexual misconduct.
  23. Fresh Out of Prison, Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for U.S. SenateThe former CEO of Massey Energy filed this week to run in the Republican primary.
  24. In ‘Experiment,’ New York Times Editorial Board Asks Readers to Oppose Tax BillLeaning in to the “liberal” media label.
  25. Tide of Right-Wing Judges Could Recede Quickly If Democrats Take Back the SenateThe GOP’s Alabama fiasco and a 2018 wave election could bring back a Democratic Senate and ruin the right’s plan to control the judiciary.
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    Can Al Franken’s Senate Career Survive?The Minnesotan doesn’t appear to be on the brink of resigning over his admitted sexual misconduct. But his career, if it continues, won’t be the same.
  27. Pence, GOP Senators: Roy Moore Should Withdraw From Race If Accusations Are TrueSenator John McCain dispensed with the caveat and said Moore needs to step aside.
  28. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  29. What Should Be Done With Jeff Flake and the Anti-Trump Republican Politician?Three Daily Intel writers chat about how Democrats should think about Jeff Flake’s retirement.
  30. Senator Susan Collins Won’t Run for Governor of MaineThe four-term senator will remain in Washington, where she believes she can do the most good.
  31. When Two Warring Parties Share a State’s U.S. Senate SeatsThe number of “split” Senate delegations is declining steadily, and with it the phenomenon of voters deliberately choosing a senator from each party.
  32. Feinstein Seeks to Join Senate’s Elite 90-and-Over ClubIf she runs and wins next year and serves a full term, Dianne Feinstein will become the fifth serving U.S. senator over the age of 90.
  33. Politics Group-Chat: What to Make of Moore Winning Alabama’s GOP Senate Primary?Listen in as three New York writers figure it out.
  34. What Do We Know About Peyton Manning’s Politics?The former NFL quarterback could run for Senate from Tennessee.
  35. Republican Congressmen Are Using Threatening Language Against Female Senators“Somebody needs to go over to that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass.”
  36. Senate Democrats Are Already Using Kid Rock to Raise MoneyIf the “Pimp of the Nation” is serious about the Senate, Dems want to be ready.
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    Watch Senator Cory Booker’s Emotional Speech Condemning the Health-Care BillA Facebook Live session turned into a spontaneous rally on the Capitol steps against the Senate’s health-care bill.
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    Senate GOP Begrudgingly Allows Token Woman to Join Health-Care Working GroupSenator Shelley Moore Capito was invited to a meeting about the bill on Tuesday.
  39. Forget About the House Trumpcare Debate — the Senate’s a Whole Different WorldWhile House passage of Trumpcare was essential for GOP plans, Senate concerns and procedures will make the next stage of the debate very different.
  40. Don’t Assume That the Senate Will Bury Zombie TrumpcareThe House really could pass it. There are scenarios where the upper chamber could too.
  41. Republicans Are Struggling to Find Enough Votes to Pass Zombie TrumpcareHere we go again.
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    Trump Signs Law That Allows States to Defund Abortion ProvidersThe bill barely passed in the Senate last month.
  43. Mitt Romney Is Toying With a Senate Run From UtahHe’ll only do it though if Senator Orrin Hatch retires and gives his blessing.
  44. Shakedown Artists Are Taking Over Republican Health-Care BillNow that the House leadership has cut a deal with upstate New Yorkers to produce local tax cuts, there’s no end to the demands senators will make.
  45. As Schwarzenegger Eyes U.S. Senate, Remember That He Was an Unpopular GovernorThe action star is said to be keen on a Senate run so he can needle Trump, but he’ll first have to win back Californians.
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    Republican John Kennedy Wins Louisiana Senate RunoffThe GOP will now have a 52-48 seat majority in the next Senate.
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    Senate Avoids Government Shutdown, Passes Water-Relief BillAn hour before the deadline, Democrats caved on an effort to extend health benefits for retired coal miners.
  48. Schumer Says He Won’t Oppose All Trump’s Legislation, But They Aren’t ‘Friends’The senator vows that Democrats will block Trump’s more controversial laws, however.
  49. Louisiana Runoff Begins the Post-Trump-Earthquake Political CalendarBeginning with a Senate runoff in Louisiana and then off-year state elections in 2017, we will soon see if there is any backlash to Trump’s election.
  50. Looking Ahead (With Dread) to Trump’s Supreme CourtWith a GOP Senate ready to confirm his choices, Trump’s power to reshape SCOTUS may depend on the health of the current justices.
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