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  1. House GOP Could Derail Spending Bill With Bid to Defund Planned ParenthoodThe failure of Republicans to get the anti-abortion lobby’s chief priority done last year could now generate gridlock and even a government shutdown.
  2. The Blue Dog That Didn’t Bark: House Dems Hang Tough on Tax BillDuring the last big tax-cut debate in 2001, plenty of Democrats defected to the GOP on crucial votes. It’s not happening this year, so far.
  3. Trump Threatens Alaska’s Economy Over Senator’s Health-Care VoteEconomy-boosting projects in Alaska are at risk because of Lisa Murkowski’s opposition to the Senate’s health-care bill.
  4. the national circus
    Trump’s Tweets Are Not a Distraction: They Show How Unstable He IsWith the GOP’s agenda on life support, Trump’s combative tweets suggest a complete breakdown is arriving sooner than anyone thought.
  5. Trump Admits He Called GOP Health-Care Plan ‘Mean’He’s complaining that Obama stole the term from him.
  6. Another GOP Senator Comes Out As ‘No’ on Health-Care Bill, Imperiling ProspectsDean Heller of Nevada said he could not support legislation as written. Now things get dicey for Mitch McConnell.
  7. As Senate Prepares to Attack It, Obamacare Now Favored by Majority of AmericansObamacare’s popularity seems to be peaking just as Republicans get closer to taking it down in legislation that is not popular at all.
  8. Senate Bill Includes ‘Buffalo Bribe,’ Shifting County Medicaid Costs to New YorkInclusion of this House deal in the Senate bill shows McConnell playing the long game. But it could encourage shakedowns by fence-sitting senators.
  9. Why the GOP’s Senate Health-Care Bill Won’t Be Getting Much NicerWhile McConnell might make some accommodations to moderates, these key areas are non-negotiable.
  10. 4 Senate Conservatives Are Worried Trumpcare Isn’t Mean EnoughMitch McConnell’s bill would throw millions of poor people off of Medicaid. Rand Paul say it’s too generous for him to support.
  11. How the Senate Might Do Even More Damage to MedicaidThe upper chamber is reportedly eyeing an approach to cutting the program that could be more draconian than what passed the House.
  12. Will Senate Health-Care Bill Appear Sooner or Later? Only McConnell Knows.The GOP leader is trying to keep everyone guessing — most recently with reports the Senate will vote on health-care legislation next week.
  13. Georgia’s Extra-Special Election Enters the Final StretchIn a race that’s too close to call, both parties are seeing a potential harbinger for what will happen in the 2018 midterms.
  14. Trumpcare May Bring ‘Lifetime Limits’ to Millions With Employer-Based InsuranceIf the Senate bill passes, more than 20 million Americans would face annual and/or lifetime limits on their coverage, a new analysis finds.
  15. Pretty Much Everyone Hates the American Health Care ActThe trick Republicans must pull off is to convince people the Senate bill is much less “mean” than the House bill, without losing House members.
  16. Trump Now Thinks the American Health Care Act Is ‘Mean’Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
  17. The Biggest Outrage of Trumpcare Continues to Be the Massive Medicaid CutsThis reality should be at the center of the debate over CBO’s “score” of the GOP health bill.
  18. CBO Score of House Trumpcare Bill to Arrive During the Week of May 22The Senate’s stalled on Trumpcare until the Congressional Budget Office’s official estimate of how the House bill affects the budget and the public.
  19. AHCA-Supporting Congressman Walks Out of Interview, Faces Rough Town HallIowa’s Rod Blum said he was “ambushed” by a question about why he limited access to his town-hall events.
  20. Republicans Are Hunkering Down for a Long Legislative WinterThe party came into power promising a string of high-speed victories. Now, after a lot of screwups and delays, it’s mired down.
  21. House Republicans Have a Simple Strategy to Defend the Health-Care Bill: Lying▶️ Who needs the truth?
  22. 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.
  23. Trumpcare Could Help Build a House Democratic Wave for 2018Whatever else it means, passage of Trumpcare spells trouble for the House Republicans — especially Californians — in tough districts who voted for it.
  24. early and often
    Senators Approach House Republicans’ Health Bill With ‘Suspicion’As House members celebrate passage of a bill even they don’t really like, senators begin crafting their own legislation.
  25. House Passes Controversial GOP Health-Care Bill by an EyelashThere was no room for error, but a comeback led by Fred Upton enabled House Republicans to enact Trumpcare as Democrats sang “Good-bye!”
  26. How Much Damage Will Trumpcare Do in Blue States?There is some flexibility for states to pick and choose in the new bill. But also a lot of measures that will affect everyone.
  27. Paul Ryan Made a Convincing Argument Against Voting for Trumpcare — 8 Years Ago▶️ Life comes at you fast, Paul.
  28. fake news
    Exclusive! Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus’s Secret Chats About Zombie Trumpcare“Ever heard of freedom, Reince?”
  29. How Fred Upton Resurrected Zombie TrumpcareIt looked like the GOP congressman dealt a coup de grâce to the bill on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was back onboard and had changed the momentum.
  30. GOP Wants House Vote on Zombie Trumpcare Before Its Impact EstimatedThe GOP’s haste and wild maneuverings over a revised AHCA are caused partly by fear of a highly adverse CBO estimate of its impact.
  31. Zombie Trumpcare May Undergo Another Last-Minute MutationThe GOP finally got House conservatives onboard. Now they need another round of changes to win back moderates.
  32. GOP Pol Says Sick People Who Lose Affordable Health Coverage Should Just MoveNorth Carolina congressman thinks having to vote with your feet — or your other afflicted parts — to keep health coverage is “Jeffersonian democracy.”
  33. Republicans Are Struggling to Find Enough Votes to Pass Zombie TrumpcareHere we go again.
  34. Jimmy Kimmel Might Have Struck the Final Blow Against the GOP Health-Care PlanThe last thing Republicans needed this week: a viral plea to protect people with preexisting conditions, like Kimmel’s newborn son.
  35. House Conservatives May Revolt Against Spending DealAfter the GOP got rolled in negotiations over a major spending bill, disappointment on the right may mean Democratic votes are necessary to pass it.
  36. Zombie Trumpcare Getting a Chilly Reception From Senate RepublicansIf the House succeeds in passing a revised version of the American Health Care Act, it faces many trials in the Senate that could unravel it all.
  37. House GOP Exempts Itself From Zombie TrumpcareThe Affordable Care Act forced Congress to live under Obamacare. Now Republicans want to change that.
  38. Zombie Trumpcare Lurches Unsteadily OnwardThere are no indications the new bill will pass the House, much less the Senate. Yet Trump continues the push.
  39. Deal to Revive Zombie Trumpcare Keeps Slipping AwayRepublicans keep promising they’re close to an Obamacare-repeal-and-replacement plan, but the same old problems keep popping up.
  40. GOP’s New Idea on Preexisting Conditions Is Actually an Old, Bad IdeaIt’s been tried, and it didn’t work the first time.
  41. Conservative Governors Still Not Ready to Accept Free Medicaid MoneySome observers hoped the crash of Trumpcare would convince 19 holdout states to expand Medicaid. No such luck.
  42. Health-Care Debacle Further Depresses Trump’s Already-Low Approval RatingsThe president is finding himself so deep in negative territory that it could really damage his party in 2018.
  43. What’s Next for the GOP on Health Care? Apparently Nothing at AllThe collapse of Trumpcare could be the GOP version of Clintoncare: something none of them will hurry to repeat.
  44. Democrats Celebrate Collapse of Trumpcare by Trolling Trump on TwitterSome solid owns coming from the left side of the aisle this afternoon.
  45. GOP’s Planned Parenthood Fight Could Result in a Government ShutdownIf no longer nestled in a giant health-care bill, the defunding of the women’s health organization could spark an appropriations fight.
  46. White House Wants to Force Health-Care Vote As Nervous Ryan Rushes to Meet TrumpThe repeal of the ACA is on the verge of collapse.
  47. Death of Trumpcare Would Leave Some Hungry Legislative OrphansAHCA was more than an Obamacare repealer. It also included provisions on taxes, Planned Parenthood, and Medicaid that GOP will still need to pursue.
  48. Trump Regrets Backing Paul Ryan’s Plan to Do Health Care FirstThe president has realized that he doesn’t actually need to repeal Obamacare to slash taxes, as Paul Ryan had suggested.
  49. GOP Hits a Dead End on Trumpcare, Cancels VoteAfter a “final offer” to House conservatives failed, Trump and Ryan may be back to square one with a divided GOP and no clear path forward.
  50. Last Time the GOP Passed a Health-Care Bill the Vote Was UglyAs the House prepares for a long night of whipping on Trumpcare, bad memories return of a Medicare Part D vote that haunts conservatives to this day.
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