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  1. Trump’s Tax Bill Is an Attack on the Most Vulnerable Republicans in CongressThese two charts show why.
  2. Senate Republicans Rule Out DACA Fix in Spending BillAnd Steve Bannon has (reportedly) convinced a key House Republican to oppose legal status for Dreamers — in any bill.
  3. The GOP Is No Longer Trying to Hide Its Inhuman PrioritiesThe GOP just voted to add $1.5 trillion to the debt for corporate tax cuts, but won’t commit to more than $1 billion for the opioid “emergency.”
  4. Paul Ryan (Reportedly) Plans to Let Democrats Save DACA for HimThe Speaker told House conservatives that protections for Dreamers will be a part of the year-end spending bill.
  5. GOP Deficit Hawkery Dies in the Dark of NightHouse GOP ends its tough talk about spending and deficits in a rush to cut taxes.
  6. 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.
  7. The GOP’s New Budget Tries to Keep It Simple: Big Tax Cuts for the RichDespite temptations to massively cut spending or launch a new health-care bill, the Senate is keeping its eyeson the prize of tax cuts.
  8. A Look at Trump’s Trillion-Dollar Blue-State Tax HikeA GOP proposal to kill the deduction for state and local taxes mostly hits high-tax, high-income blue states, but some House Republicans will object.
  9. GOP House Members From New York Won’t Happily Vote for Graham-Cassidy BillIf Graham-Cassidy clears the Senate, House Republicans will be forced into a take-it-or-leave-it situation, and some may really want to leave it.
  10. 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.
  11. Two Swing-District Republicans Call It QuitsThe twin retirements of Charlie Dent and Dave Reichert clear the way for Democrats – or more conservative Republicans – to take their seats in 2018.
  12. GOP Mulls ‘Just Lie’ Strategy for ‘Offsetting’ Tax CutsRepublicans are reportedly considering “offsetting” $450 billion worth of tax cuts through sheer budget gimmickry.
  13. McConnell: There’s ‘Zero Chance’ That Congress Fails to Raise Debt LimitStill, House conservatives are threatening to let America default on its debt, unless Democrats agree to massive spending cuts.
  14. If Senate Health-Care Bill Changes a Lot, Will the House Still Rubber-Stamp It?The plan was to pass a Senate health-care bill so similar to the House bill that the GOP could avoid a House-Senate conference. That’s now in danger.
  15. House GOP Passes Bill Gutting Dodd-FrankBut Paul Ryan’s attempt to deregulate the big banks won’t get anywhere in the Senate, where it will need Democratic votes to pass.
  16. GOP Says Man Who (Allegedly) Beat Up a Reporter Would Be Welcome in Their CaucusGreg Gianforte assaulted a reporter and then lied about it, according to an audio recording and eyewitnesses. Republicans have offered mild criticism.
  17. House Republicans Have a Simple Strategy to Defend the Health-Care Bill: Lying▶️ Who needs the truth?
  18. 7 Reasons the GOP Got Its Hideous Health-Care Bill Through the HouseHere’s why House moderates voted for a more unpopular, right-wing version of a bill that was too unpopular and right-wing for them just weeks ago.
  19. House Democrats Threaten Shutdown If GOP Votes on Zombie TrumpcareAs the House nears an agreement on a one-week spending bill, Democrats warn that a new Trumpcare vote would be a deal-breaker.
  20. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek ReelectionThe Republican whose indifference to Trump’s corruption put the “oversight” in House Oversight Chair is returning to the private sector.
  21. The Susan Rice Scandal Is Based on ‘Absolutely Nothing’: ReportAnd House Republicans know it. But they’re going to keep investigating it anyway.
  22. Pro-Trump Group Launches Ads to Bolster Trumpcare SupportersAmerica First Policies will spend $3 million on boosting supporters of the president’s health-care law, as Trump tries to revive it on Capitol Hill.
  23. President Trump No Longer Has a Tax PlanThe president wants to build a new plan from scratch. And one of his administration’s new ideas could actually help the middle class.
  24. Trump Vows to ‘Fight’ the House’s Tea Party Hard-liners in 2018Trump and Paul Ryan lay into the recalcitrant conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus, as a government-shutdown fight looms.
  25. Key House Republicans Move to Stabilize ObamacareTrump has promised Obamacare’s imminent demise. But two powerful House Republicans plan to make the law harder to sabotage.
  26. Trump Hopes to Tackle Tax Reform and Infrastructure SimultaneouslyAfter failing to get Trumpcare to the House floor, the president has (reportedly) decided he can push two major policies through Congress at once.
  27. Trump’s Choice: Openly Sabotaging Obamacare or Letting Government Shut DownHe can stop insurer subsidies and create a health-care crisis, or risk a clash with House conservatives.
  28. House Republicans Postpone Health-Care VoteThey don’t have the votes.
  29. Why Trumpcare Could Die Before It Even Gets a VoteTwenty-four House Republicans say they oppose the bill — and the moderate opposition hasn’t even shown up yet.
  30. House Republicans Vote to Make Abortion Unaffordable for Millions of WomenIn a defiant gesture toward the women who thronged cities just this past weekend, the House votes to permanently ban any public funding for abortion.
  31. Trump Trashes the House GOP’s Tariff-Free Approach to Trade PopulismThis week, Trump disparaged Paul Ryan’s plan to give U.S. exporters a tax break, while renewing his call for enormous tariffs on imported goods.
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    GOP Congressman Overwhelmed by ACA-Supporting ConstituentsA Colorado Republican snuck out of his own event to dodge a group of constituents who came to challenge the repeal of Obamacare.
  33. The GOP Just Gave Congress the Power to Cut the Pay of Individual Civil ServantsHouse Republicans revived an obscure rule that will allow them to cut off funds to any individual federal employee or government program.
  34. Here’s How the GOP Will Swiftly Kill Obama’s Final RegulationsA little-known law will allow Republicans to repeal Obama’s expansion of overtime pay with a simple majority vote in the House and Senate.
  35. One of the Most Right-Wing Members of Congress Said He Can Work With Hillary“I’ve sat across the table with Hillary Clinton eye-to-eye,” Iowa representative Steve King said Thursday. “She is somebody I can work with.”
  36. early and often
    House Republicans Block Vote on LGBT Protections After Orlando ShootingThe bill would’ve prevented federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  37. House Republicans Hope to Pass This Bill Before Donald Trump Takes OfficeFor some reason, conservatives trust power-mad tyrant Barack Obama — more than their own nominee — to sign a bill targeting frivolous lawsuits against online speech.
  38. early and often
    House Votes to Ban Confederate Flags From VA CemeteriesEven Republican leaders voted for the measure.
  39. early and often
    Federal Judge Sides With House Republicans in Obamacare CaseThe judge ruled that the Obama administration had no authority to fund a program helping low-income people pay out-of-pocket costs.
  40. house of cards
    Kevin McCarthy Will Be the Republicans’ New House Majority LeaderAs Eric Cantor slinks away.
  41. the national interest
    Are House Republicans Voter-Proof?Testing the practical limits of crazy.