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  1. Pennsylvania Court Kills Gerrymandered Pro-GOP Congressional MapIn really bad timing for Republicans, a state court applying state law overturns a congressional map and requires new districts this year.
  2. Exactly How High Could That 2018 Democratic Wave Rise?Yes, Republicans have some institutional advantages in their efforts to hang onto the House. But they only help so much in a wave election.
  3. 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.
  4. The Democrats Really Can Win the House in 2018There’s a long way to go, but Trump’s approval ratings, the generic ballot, and the 2017 results all point to huge blue gains.
  5. Democratic Challengers to House GOP Incumbents Raising Some Serious DoughIt’s one of many straws in the wind for 2018, but an awful lot of House GOP incumbents are drawing opponents who are raising money. Some will retire.
  6. GOP Retirements May Determine Whether Democrats Take Back the House in 2018There are many things Democrats need to take back the House next year. One they don’t yet have is abundant GOP retirements.
  7. Surge in House Democratic Candidates Could Fuel a 2018 Wave ElectionIt’s too early to tell whether Democrats have a real shot at winning back the House next year, but a big jump in candidates running is a good sign.
  8. Some 2016 House GOP Landslide Winners May Not Be Safe in 2018A new analysis shows incumbents from the White House party usually lose a lot of points in midterms.
  9. Lawsuit Targets California’s Million-Person Legislative SeatsSome California legislators represent about 300 times as many people as some New Hampshire legislators. Does that violate the U.S. Constitution?
  10. Chaffetz Is Abruptly Retiring From Congress — Is His Next Gig About to Begin?He seems ready for some network screen time.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!”
  13. Don’t Assume That the Senate Will Bury Zombie TrumpcareThe House really could pass it. There are scenarios where the upper chamber could too.
  14. Republicans Are Struggling to Find Enough Votes to Pass Zombie TrumpcareHere we go again.
  15. 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.
  16. The Tough Road to a Democratic HouseDemocrats are still praying for a “wave election” that could dislodge a net total of 30 GOP House members. There is a narrow path to that outcome.