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Lisa Murkowski

  1. House Budget Vote Necessary, But Not Enough, in the GOP’s Tax Cut PlansThe GOP dissenters in the House’s vote on a budget resolution setting up tax cuts indicate some potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  2. House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban on Near-Perfect Party VoteIt doesn’t much matter what a particular abortion bill proposes: Democrats are the pro-choice party, Republicans aren’t.
  3. The GOP’s Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Won’t Even Get a VoteAfter a pretty depressing luncheon discussion, Senate Republicans decided they won’t humiliate themselves with a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
  4. Susan Collins Says It’s ‘Very Difficult’ to Imagine Supporting Graham-CassidyAnother bad sign for the bill’s prospects.
  5. McCain May Have Killed Zombie GOP Health-Care Bill — AgainWith his rejection of a GOP health-care bill due to its partisanship and the absence of a CBO score, McCain probably thwarted his party a second time.
  6. the national interest
    Republicans Threaten Alaska If Murkowski Turns Down Bribe“Why should the nation continue to send outsize taxpayer funds to a state that is single-handedly condemning Americans to ObamaCare?”
  7. health care
    Government’s Own Estimate Shows the GOP Health Bill Is a Disaster for AlaskaThe numbers undecided senator Lisa Murkowski wanted are in. They show Alaska losing 38 percent of its federal health funding by 2026.
  8. Will GOP Let Alaska Keep Obamacare If Its Senator Votes to Kill It Nationally?Republicans are again throwing money at Alaska to get Lisa Murkowski’s vote on a health-care bill. But this time, they may offer more than money.
  9. Anti-Abortion Lobby Helping Push Quick Approval of Graham-CassidyThe powerful right-to-life movement is threatening to hold tax cuts hostage if GOP doesn’t pass Graham-Cassidy with abortion restrictions intact.
  10. The GOP Is Trying to Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote on Obamacare RepealBut she has no reason to sell it … yet.
  11. Bipartisan Health Talks Are Dead — for NowThings were looking up for bipartisan health-care talks, until the GOP decided to try once more to repeal Obamacare. But someday reason may prevail.
  12. 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.
  13. The GOP’s Latest Health-Care GambitThis last-gasp effort at a GOP-only bill mostly gives states the flexibility to cut health-care services, while threatening insurance-market chaos.
  14. What If McCain Had Said ‘Yes’ to the ‘Skinny Repeal’?If the climactic vote on the “skinny repeal” had gone the other way, the result would have probably been the same: GOP failure, with much time lost.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 7 Senate Republicans Help Kill GOP’s Obamacare Repeal BillA second major GOP Obamacare repeal bill, the one Congress passed in 2015, was handily defeated by the Senate.
  18. McConnell Schedules Leap-Into-the-Unknown Health-Care Vote for TuesdayIt could be a bluff, or McConnell may have something up his sleeve, but at this point, it seems he’s planning a vote he’ll probably lose.
  19. Did the ‘Kodiak Kickback’ Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote for Trumpcare?No state has gotten more special treatment from the Senate (and the administration) than Murkowski’s Alaska. If it’s not enough, Trumpcare’s dead.
  20. McConnell’s Two-Faced Approach to Health-Care ReformBy giving conservatives long-term Medicaid cuts and then telling moderates they won’t be implemented, McConnell may be too clever for his own good.
  21. 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.
  22. McConnell Has $188 Billion Fund to Save Health-Care Bill. How Will He Spend It?Here’s how the enticements to wavering GOP senators might be doled out.
  23. Right-to-Life Lobby Has Trumpcare Demands — and Isn’t in Mood for CompromiseIf Mitch McConnell wants to pass a health-care bill, he must absolutely placate the anti-abortion movement.
  24. 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.
  25. Don’t Assume That the Senate Will Bury Zombie TrumpcareThe House really could pass it. There are scenarios where the upper chamber could too.
  26. Betsy DeVos May Be Hurting Her Cause of School PrivatizationTrump’s secretary of Education has become a rallying point for public-school defenders.
  27. equal rites
    Lisa Murkowski Becomes the First Red-State GOP Senator to Support Gay MarriageAnd the third GOP senator overall.
  28. equal rites
    The Next Five Republican Senators to Endorse Gay MarriageOur educated guesses.
  29. equal rites
    Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski May Support Gay Marriage … SomedayBut not today.
  30. united we sit
    State of the Union Regresses From High School to Nursery SchoolA senator confirmed that the opposing party does not have cooties.
  31. early and often
    Lisa Murkowski to Actually Become Senator AgainWell, probably.
  32. joe miller
    Joe Miller Loses AppealAlaska Supreme Court rules against Joe Miller.
  33. don’t ask don’t tell
    Senate Numbers Looking Very Good for DADT RepealBut it’s still a matter of getting it to a vote.
  34. don’t ask don’t tell
    Is DADT Repeal Done for Good?It was voted down in the Senate today, 57 to 40. But there is hope!
  35. oh congress!
    GOP Immediately Regrets Decision to Ban EarmarksRepublicans are just now wondering how they’re going to pay for projects in their states.
  36. election hangover
    Lisa Murkowski Wins Alaskan Spelling BeeWhat kind of Senator will she be now?
  37. photo op
    This Is Not a Murkowski MisspellingOne Alaskan voted “Bite Me” for Senate.
  38. early and often
    It Looks Like Lisa Murkowski Could Beat Joe Miller in AlaskaCould Lisa Murkowski follow in Strom Thurmond’s footsteps?
  39. early and often
    What Happens If Sarah Palin Joe Miller Loses?The Republican “establishment” will relax that she won’t be able to call them “puppy-kicking” with impunity.
  40. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: November 1A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  41. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 29A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  42. early and often
    Every Person in Alaska Now a Senate Write-in CandidateOver 100 people sign up as write-in candidates as part of “Operation Alaska Chaos.”
  43. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 28A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  44. miller time
    Joe Miller’s Ethics Scandals and Reporter-Handcuffing Scandals Have Caught Up to HimHe’s fallen from first to third, according to the latest poll.
  45. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 27A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  46. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 26A look at races around the country.
  47. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 25A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  48. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 22A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  49. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 21A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  50. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 15A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
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