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  1. coronavirus
    Republicans Are Trying to Force the House to Vote in PersonThe “reopen America” message trumps generations of anti-Washington rhetoric.
  2. impeachment
    Republicans Warming to Idea of Calling Their Own Trump Trial WitnessesThe thinking is that if Democrats get John Bolton into the dock, the president should get an impeachment witness he wants, like Hunter or Joe Biden.
  3. impeachment
    Trump Gives House Republicans Participation Trophy As ‘Adjunct’ Trial TeamMark Meadows, Doug Collins, and others won’t get to rant and rave and cut capers in the Senate—but they’ll be honorary members of Trump’s legal squad.
  4. impeachment
    It’s Time for Pelosi and McConnell to Make Some Big Impeachment Trial DecisionsThe impeachment trial schedule should be set by week’s end, and the initial skirmishing in the Senate over rules will soon begin.
  5. impeachment
    House Republicans Want to Add Some Crazy to Trump Trial DefenseMcConnell is struggling to keep Trump’s acquittal minimally dignified, but his president and allies in the House have other ideas.
  6. impeachment
    Assessing Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Wins and LossesThe final verdict on this skillful Speaker’s strategy won’t come until after the election, but she’s already achieved some goals and failed at others.
  7. impeachment
    McConnell Pretends to Defer to House on Impeachment EvidenceMcConnell’s two-front war with both parties to keep a lid on a Senate impeachment trial reaches a new level of cynicism.
  8. abortion
    Van Drew Switch Gives House Republicans Exactly One Pro-Choice MemberAnti-abortion activists had driven pro-choice House Republicans into extinction. If Trump backs Van Drew, that might annoy them.
  9. impeachment
    Schumer and McConnell Play Chess Over Impeachment Trial RulesBoth parties want witnesses the other side opposes. Despite the posturing, a short trial with no testimony from John Bolton or the Bidens is likely.
  10. impeachment
    McConnell Flattering Trump Into Submission on Scope of Senate Impeachment TrialMitch knows the best way to turn Trump around is to let him think it’s his own idea.
  11. 2020 elections
    New York’s Peter King Is 20th House Republican to Announce RetirementThe Long Island representative had a reputation as a GOP moderate, but there was nothing moderate about his bouts of Trump-style xenophobia.
  12. impeachment
    Republicans Storm Closed Meeting, Demand Transparency for Stonewalling TrumpTrump’s allies want transparency from Congress, but not from him.
  13. impeachment
    Number of House Republicans Who Back Impeachment Inquiry Returns to ZeroMark Amodei, a Nevada congressman, appeared to come out in favor of the House impeachment inquiry last week — but then he backed off.
  14. ukraine scandal
    GOP Divided Over How Enthusiastically to Cover for Trump’s Corruption on UkraineSome Republicans want to pretend that the whistleblower complaint is concerning but not damning ⁠— others, that Trump’s corruption is actually good.
  15. house republicans
    Trump Is Eroding the GOP’s Support Among the White Lawmaking ClassTrump’s lack of appeal to highly educated Republicans hasn’t driven many voters from his coalition — but it is driving many GOP lawmakers out of D.C.
  16. republicans
    The Last Black Republican in the House Waves the White FlagFive years ago, Republicans thought they had to become more diverse to win. Will Hurd’s departure symbolizes their abandonment of that path.
  17. vision 2020
    Why the House Probably Won’t Flip in 2020The House bears watching because Democrats are holding a lot of districts Trump carried in 2016, but so far signs are good for Pelosi’s team.
  18. house republicans
    Bad Boys Nunes, King, and Hunter Dominate House GOP Small-Dollar FundraisingSome pols raise grassroots money with charisma or ideology. In today’s House GOP, being outlandishly controversial works.
  19. bipartisanship
    House Republicans Accuse Dems of Sabotaging Bipartisan BillsPelosi’s caucus is allegedly denying vulnerable GOP moderates the opportunity to support bipartisan bills. Let’s hope that’s true.
  20. presidential harassment
    GOP Warns That Releasing Trump’s Taxes Could Lead to Further TransparencyRepublicans say exposing Trump’s conflicts of interest is a slippery slope that would lead to exposing all politicians’ conflicts of interest.
  21. republicans
    Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House RepublicansThe congressman from California finally won the job he nearly got in 2015 — though thanks to the midterms, it did not come with the Speaker’s gavel.
  22. house republicans
    Will Losing the House Bring Down Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Leadership?Ryan’s designated successor has no choice but to get out there on the campaign trail. But anything other than a GOP win could be dangerous for him.
  23. President Trump Is Threatening to Shut Down the Government Over ImmigrationPOTUS again rattling his saber over the border wall and legal immigration restrictions just after his allies assured us he’d be “patient.”
  24. House GOP Passes ‘ICE Is Nice’ ResolutionHaving failed to get House Democrats to vote on a progressive “abolish ICE” bill, House GOP settles for an empty messaging resolution.
  25. House GOP’s Immigration ‘Compromise’ Was a Bigger Flop Than Their Last BillThe more House Republicans negotiate with each other over immigration policy, the less they seem to agree.
  26. For House GOP, One Doomed Immigration Bill Down, One to GoThe House rejected the hard-core Goodlatte bill, and will likely kill the “compromise” bill too, which is DOA in the Senate anyway.
  27. Is Trump Actually Going to Do Anything About Family Separation?Fear of looking “weak” has apparently paralyzed POTUS on what is becoming a true political crisis for him.
  28. Trump’s Big Immigration Meeting With House Republicans Fixed NothingTrump did clear up the confusion over immigration bills he created last week, but did not explain how to resolve the family separation emergency.
  29. We’re Getting a Taste of the Backlash Mass Deportation Would CreateKids in cages at the border have aroused the conscience of the country and put the GOP in a bind. Mass deportation of the undocumented would be worse.
  30. The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on ImmigrationAnother day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
  31. Paul Ryan Scrambles to Block Vote on DREAM ActGOP moderates are five signatures away from forcing a House vote on legal status for Dreamers. The Speaker is trying to stop them.
  32. House Republicans Working to Give Trump His Military ParadeIt’s not just the president’s boyish fantasy anymore.
  33. House Chaplain Un-Resigns, Paul Ryan RetreatsAfter a clumsy forced resignation, the House chaplain changes his mind in a fiery letter citing possible anti-Catholic motives, and Paul Ryan folds.
  34. Elderly White Voters Are Starting to Turn on the GOPIn 2016, older, college-educated white voters favored a Republican Congress by ten points. Today, they support a Democratic one.
  35. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  36. The GOP House Exodus Continues: New Jersey’s Frelinghuysen RetiringFacing the toughest challenge of his career, the scion of one of America’s longest political dynasties is headed for the exit.
  37. Darrell Issa Becomes 30th Republican to Announce RetirementThe Democrats’ chances of taking the House have improved significantly in the last 48 hours.
  38. Paul Ryan’s ‘Welfare Reform’ Plan Looks DoomedMany Senate Republicans do not want to take food and medical care away from the poor and elderly (in an election year, anyway).
  39. The GOP Probably Isn’t Going to Shut Down the Government to Save ObamacareThe promises Collins secured from McConnell only go so far.
  40. House Passes Final Draft of GOP Tax BillThe legislation is expected to pass the Senate tonight and become law by Christmas.
  41. Here’s What’s in the Final Draft of the GOP Tax BillSome of the worst provisions in previous bills have been scrapped. Most remain.
  42. Trump’s Tax Bill Is an Attack on the Most Vulnerable Republicans in CongressThese two charts show why.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.”
  45. 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.
  46. GOP Deficit Hawkery Dies in the Dark of NightHouse GOP ends its tough talk about spending and deficits in a rush to cut taxes.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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