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  1. vision 2020
    Bernie’s Plan to Thwart the Filibuster Is Needlessly ComplicatedAt the debate, Sanders described a dubious strategy for circumventing the filibuster, borrowed from Ted Cruz. Warren has a simpler idea: abolish it.
  2. The GOP Tax Plan Is Dead — Unless the Filibuster Dies FirstRepublicans just proved they can’t write a tax “reform” bill that complies with Senate rules. The only question now is whether they’ll break them.
  3. The GOP Health-Care Bill Was a Mess. The GOP’s Tax and Budget Plans Are Messier.The GOP’s plans to use the budget process for health-care and tax legislation are already half-ruined. The worst could be yet to come.
  4. Senate Parliamentarian May Have Dealt Last, No-Kidding-Final Blow to TrumpcareBy excluding from Trumpcare indispensable features, the Senate parliamentarian has probably killed the bill unless McConnell nukes her rulings.
  5. Frustrated Trump May Be Tempted to Push for Total ‘Nuking’ of the FilibusterAnything Trump has been able to accomplish has involved getting around the filibuster. He might decide to try to just get rid of it once and for all.
  6. How Republicans Could Nuke the Rules to Pass TrumpcareThis one weird trick involves an arcane interpretation of budget rules that would end the filibuster.