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Lindsey Graham

  1. jamal khashoggi
    The Senate Is Now So Sure MBS Killed Khashoggi, It Might Oppose Starving YemenGOP senators are now convinced that the Saudi Crown prince ordered the killing. As punishment, they just might stop helping him commit war crimes.
  2. musical chairs
    Lindsey Graham to Become Senate Judiciary Chairman and Trump Point ManThe formerly independent Graham will now be the point man for Trump in a very sensitive position.
  3. the kavanaugh hearings
    Fear of a 2020 Primary May Have Made Lindsey Graham Go Feral Over KavanaughPerhaps private sycophancy towards Trump wasn’t protecting Graham’s flanks back home, so he went with public rage towards Trump’s enemies.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    Lindsey Graham’s Wild Idea for Trump’s Response If the Senate Rejects KavanaughIf Brett Kavanaugh goes down, Graham thinks Trump should lift him back up and make the midterms all about this judge.
  5. the kavanaugh hearings
    Lindsey Graham Goes Savagely Partisan in Defense of Phony BipartisanshipThe South Carolinian puts Washington on notice: when he chairs the Judiciary Committee next year, he’ll run it as an openly Republican operation.
  6. the kavanaugh confirmation
    After Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing, It’s Total WarAn exhausting, emotional set of hearings leaves one party doubting Kavanaugh’s sincerity and the other shrieking about a partisan conspiracy.
  7. the kavanaugh confirmation
    GOP Sticking With Kavanaugh Game Plan Despite New AllegationsIt’s going to be awkward at tomorrow’s hearing for Republicans to pretend Christine Blasey Ford is Kavanaugh’s only accuser.
  8. sexual assault
    Kavanaugh and His Accuser Both Say They’re Willing to Testify Before Congress“She decided to take control of this and tell this in her own voice,” a lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford said.
  9. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  10. donald trump
    Lindsay Graham’s Latest Mission: Encouraging Trump’s Blood LustOnce part of the jolly, bipartisan Three Amigos, Graham is now very focused on feeding Trump’s most hawkish impulses.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Are Trying to Make Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Seem Routine. It Isn’t.Republicans are trying to disguise a confirmation that they think is an epochal moment in history as a bland, uncontroversial exercise in bureaucracy.
  12. Republican Senator Gives Trump Green Light to Fire SessionsLindsey Graham: “The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in.” Which means a hack.
  13. Trump’s Sad, Weak Encounter With PutinSubstance aside, the optics of Trump’s joint appearance with Vladimir Putin were disastrous for a would-be bully-boy.
  14. GOP Primary Loser Chided for Not Getting Over Smears Like Trump’s Rivals DidIf Lyin’ Ted Cruz and “nutjob” Lindsey Graham could forgive Trump, other Republicans should grin and bear it, too.
  15. Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending“It’s going nowhere,” said Lindsey Graham.
  16. Trump Bullying of Sessions Could Backfire With Republican SenatorsJeff Sessions may be Mr. Magoo to the president. But to his former colleagues in the Senate, he’s part of the club.
  17. Nunes Could Accomplish the Hard Task of Making Himself Vulnerable Back HomeThe House Intelligence Committee chairman is from a pretty safe red district. But he’s going out of his way to paint a bull’s-eye on his own back.
  18. Lindsey Graham: Firing Mueller Would End Trump’s PresidencyAs much as he might want to believe this, there’s scant evidence that it’s true.
  19. Marco Rubio’s Endless Drift to the Right on Immigration Policy ContinuesEver since he was wrong-footed by conservative opposition to the Gang of Eight bill, Rubio has fought to look “strong” on immigration.
  20. 5 Reasons an Immigration Deal Will Be Crazy Hard to AchieveWhat might be America’s thorniest domestic policy issue just keeps getting more complicated.
  21. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  22. Trump’s Main Contribution to Passing the Tax Bill: Staying the Hell Away From ItWhile Trump’s legacy may be heavily associated with the GOP tax bill, Republicans are relieved he just wasn’t all that involved in it.
  23. Graham: 70 Percent Chance of War With North Korea If It Tests More NukesThe hawkish South Carolinian is credibly terrifying in describing Trump’s intentions if North Korea keeps being North Korea.
  24. Lindsey Graham Almost Certainly Lied About Trump’s Golf ScoreAnd not very convincingly, either.
  25. ‘Bump-Stock’ Bill Offers Chance to Isolate Second Amendment AbsolutistsDianne Feinstein’s proposal to ban “bump-stock” devices creates an opportunity to drive a wedge between 2nd-amendment absolutists and other GOP.
  26. 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.
  27. Can the Senate Push Aside the Saturday Deadline for Graham-Cassidy?We’ve all assumed the GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal faces a hard deadline. Not so fast.
  28. GOP Plan to Repeal Obamacare for Everybody But Alaska Possibly Unconstitutional“All Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” So, no special Alaska deal?
  29. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back at Republican Leaders and Fox News Over Health-Care PlanKimmel took shots at his critics — including Chris Christie, Bill Cassidy, and Lindsey Graham — while continuing to decry the latest Trumpcare plan.
  30. 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.
  31. Senate to Hold Phony Graham-Cassidy Hearings So They Can Pretend to DeliberateJohn McCain is troubled by the Senate’s rushed consideration of health-care legislation. So the GOP is cooking up some bogus hearings for him.
  32. How Graham-Cassidy Would Make Single-Payer More Likely“Hell no to Berniecare” is literally Lindsey Graham’s argument for repealing Obamacare.
  33. The Final Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Scheme Is Headed for a DitchIt’s an underfunded version of an earlier plan to let states control health-care policy. But Graham-Cassidy is probably a bill whose time has passed.
  34. GOP Senator: Trump Is Willing to Strike First Against North KoreaIt was another day of fighting words.
  35. Confused Republican Senators Explain Why They Will Vote for Repeal ‘Disaster’John McCain calls for bipartisanship, votes to prevent it from happening.
  36. Graham to Introduce Bill Limiting Trump’s Ability to Fire Special Counsel“Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency,” the senator said.
  37. John McCain the Republican vs. John McCain the PatriotThe senator (ambivalently, agonizingly) takes on the president.
  38. Two Senior Republican Senators Say the Filibuster Must StayOrrin Hatch and Lindsey Graham say no to the nuclear option.
  39. The GOP Still Has One Last Option for Dumping Donald Trump As Its NomineeIt’s a remote contingency, but if Trump’s candidacy goes totally south, some delegates could still unbind themselves. 
  40. last night on late night
    Lindsey Graham Laughs In Horror on Daily Show“My party’s completely screwed-up.”
  41. Lindsey Graham Endorses Ted Cruz, Though He Clearly Hates HimGraham has compared Cruz to poison and joked about him getting murdered.
  42. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Roasts Republican CandidatesWho?
  43. Christie and Huckabee Sent to the ‘Kiddie Table’ DebateGraham and Pataki didn’t make the cut for either debate.
  44. dumb ideas
    CNN Plays Date, Marry, or ‘Make Vanish’ With Female PoliticiansI wish I could make this segment vanish!
  45. ballpark frankness
    Drinking Beer With Senator Claire McCaskill“I get in trouble all the time for saying what I think. All. The. Time.”
  46. Trump Forces Lindsey Graham to Get SmartphoneUntil Donald gave out his old number, the email-abstaining senator had only ever used a flip phone. 
  47. Donald Trump Gives Out Lindsey Graham’s NumberIf you want a president willing to doxx his political rivals, Trump’s your man.
  48. Lindsey Graham’s GOP Welcomes Caitlyn JennerHe notes that all Americans are hated equally, “in the eyes of radical Islam.”
  49. Lindsey Graham Claims to Have Never Sent an EmailTake that, Hillary.
  50. Lindsey Graham Officially Dips Toe Into 2016 Presidential WatersAfter hinting at it for months.
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