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Jeff Flake

  1. 5 Takeaways and One Surprise From Mike Pompeo’s Congressional TestimonyThe secretary of State appeared before Congress to answer questions for the first time since the NATO and Helsinki summits.
  2. Jeff Flake Flakes, Says He Won’t Block Trump’s Supreme Court PickThe Arizona senator had previously threatened to block Trump’s judicial nominees until the Senate held a vote on a bill rolling back his tariffs.
  3. The Fate of Abortion Rights in America May Now Lie With These SenatorsRed-state Democrats, pro-choice Republicans, and Jeff Flake’s hatred of tariffs will decide whether Trump puts another pro-life justice on the court.
  4. Japan’s Shinzo Abe Quote-Tweets Trump Bashing Jeff FlakeIt was probably an accident.
  5. Looks Like Republicans Will Avoid a Special Election for McCain’s SeatGOP Governor Doug Ducey will name a successor to John McCain if he vacates his Senate seat, who will likely not face voters until 2020.
  6. Gina Haspel Set to Be CIA Director After Several Democrats Back HerMcCain urged fellow senators not to confirm Haspel. All he accomplished was highlighting the Trump administration’s refusal to apologize.
  7. Flake Calls Trump a Model for Speech-Suppressing TyrantsInstead of issuing Fake News Media Awards, Trump was blasted by a senator calling him the inspiration for free-speech enemies everywhere.
  8. Jeff Flake to Deliver Another Fiery Anti-Trump Speech From Senate FloorThe Arizona Republican has become a pro at denouncing the president, but his rhetoric only goes so far.
  9. Establishment Fave McSally Will Run for Senate As a Sharia-Hating Trump AllyIn her campaign announcement video, McSally moves to the right as fast as she possibly can.
  10. Arpaio’s Senate Candidacy Is Not Just a Bad JokeSheriff Joe Arpaio lost his job in 2016 and then was pardoned by Donald Trump. Now he’s running for the Senate and has some serious support.
  11. McConnell’s Making Promises That He Needs Democrats to KeepSome of the deals McConnell is cutting involve a bipartisan spending bill that’s designed to prevent a government shutdown. That’s dangerous.
  12. Republicans Have the Votes for a TBD Tax BillFifty-one GOP senators have agreed to vote for a tax bill that does not yet exist.
  13. Senate Parliamentarian Throws Sand Into the Gears of the GOP Tax-Cut MachineIt looked like the GOP tax cut would glide through the Senate. But a parliamentarian’s ruling has estranged deficit hawks.
  14. The GOP’s Lonely Deficit Hawks Just Might Kill the Trump Tax CutsJeff Flake, Bob Corker, and John McCain know their tax bill isn’t actually deficit neutral. And they might be done playing dumb.
  15. Trump All But Dares Jeff Flake to Vote No on Tax BillClassic strategy.
  16. The Anti-Trump Republicans Issue a Scream Into an Uncaring VoidPrecisely when their influence over the GOP is at a low ebb, conservative Trump-haters call out to Republicans to recant.
  17. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  18. Movement Conservatives Now Prefer TrumpAccording to new research from Pew, old-school conservatives love Trump even more than the America First types do.
  19. No, the Extremist Fever in the GOP Is Not BreakingBoth Barack Obama and Jeff Flake have described extremism in the GOP as a “fever.” With Trump in charge, it’s now stronger than ever.
  20. What Should Be Done With Jeff Flake and the Anti-Trump Republican Politician?Three Daily Intel writers chat about how Democrats should think about Jeff Flake’s retirement.
  21. the national circus
    Frank Rich: What Jeff Flake Couldn’t Bring Himself to Say About Donald TrumpHe and other GOP critics are still papering over a key point about the president’s intents.
  22. Flake Wants GOP to ‘Speak Out’ Against Trump, But That’s ItThe retiring Arizona senator said he does not support efforts to remove Trump from office.
  23. Jeff Flake’s Rousing Speech Illustrates Trump’s Stranglehold on the GOPOnly a retiring lawmaker could get away with saying what he said.
  24. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection In 2018He would have faced a very tough race.
  25. Bannon Backs Kelli Ward Over Jeff Flake in ArizonaThe Trumpist insurgency wants to replace one of the GOP’s most vulnerable senators with a candidate best known for holding a town hall on chemtrails.
  26. Steve Bannon’s Dubious Plan to Purge Senate RepublicansIt’s hard to tell whether it’s just talk or a real threat.
  27. The Trump-McConnell Feud Becoming a ‘Cold War’At the worst possible time, relations between the president and the leader of his party in the Senate have become frosty, distant, and even combative.
  28. McConnell-Linked PAC Attacks ‘Chemtrail Kelli’ Ahead of Trump RallyGOP infighting on full display.
  29. Trump Could Bust Loose Again at Phoenix RallyIt would be natural for the president to follow up on controlled remarks about Afghanistan with an uninhibited base-feeding frenzy the next night.
  30. Trump Cheers on Primary Challenge to Stalwart Supporter of His AgendaTrump’s endorsement of a primary challenge to Jeff Flake demonstrates, once again, that the mogul cares more about his ego than his agenda.
  31. Jeff Flake Draws Top-Tier Dem Challenger for 2018The Trump critic may be in for a fight next year.
  32. Top Trump Donor Wants to Take Out GOP’s Second-Most Vulnerable SenatorBillionaire Robert Mercer has already ponied up $300,000 to evict Jeff Flake from the Senate for sullying Donald Trump’s good name.
  33. The Mess in Washington Could Soon Drive Republicans Into Rebellion Against TrumpIf the prospects of vulnerable 2018 GOP candidates get much worse, and the chaos in D.C. doesn’t improve, an anti-Trump rebellion is a possibility.
  34. the national circus
    John Kelly Is Destined to FailThe retired general may have had early success in ousting Scaramucci and instilling some order. But this is Trump’s White House we’re talking about.
  35. Heller’s Hamlet Act on Health Care Bombing Back HomeFor a long time Dean Heller looked likely to thwart his party’s drive for health-care legislation. Then he flipped back, but the GOP failed anyway.
  36. Things Are Looking Up for Democratic Senators in Trump CountrySix Senate Democrats running for reelection in states easily carried by Trump last year are benefitting from strong popularity and GOP fecklessness.
  37. politics
    Teen Rips Into GOP Senator for Voting to Block Planned Parenthood Funds16-year-old Deja Foxx had some words for Arizona senator Jeff Flake.
  38. GOP Senator Wants to Let Your ISP Sell Your Info to Advertisers AgainAnother consumer protection could quickly get rolled back under the new Washington regime.
  39. early and awful
    Senator Jeff Flake’s Son Completes the Bigotry TrifectaGays, Jews, and black people. 
  40. Jeff Flake Unseats Mitch McConnell As the Most Unpopular Senator in the CountryCongrats!
  41. early and awkward
    Arizona Rep. Says He Won’t Sign No-Tax Pledge, Forgets He Already Signed ItHe’ll sign “no more pledges,” emphasis on “more.”
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