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Lindsey Graham

  1. republicans
    Actually, D.C. Is Full of ‘Real People’GOP senators are sounding some old-fashioned dog whistles while arguing against statehood for Washington, D.C.
  2. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  3. the top line
    GOP Senators’ Objection to Expanded Unemployment Benefits Makes Little SenseWork incentives are just such an odd place to focus one’s attention right now. Currently, we need less work in America.
  4. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Implicates William Barr in Massive Scandal, on Live TelevisionBarr has “created a process” to let Trump’s private lawyer channel dirt to the DOJ?
  5. impeachment
    Pelosi Appoints Impeachment Managers, to Be Led by Adam SchiffThe managers will trigger the Senate trial once they present articles of impeachment.
  6. impeachment
    What We Know About Trump’s Senate Impeachment TrialImpeachment trial procedures are an amalgam of constitutional provisions, Senate rules, and ad hoc procedures controlled by Mitch McConnell’s GOP.
  7. iran
    Trump’s De-escalatory Remarks on Iran Strike Appease GOP HawksMore relieving than Trump’s decision not to escalate may be the GOP’s welcome reception, considering that he is notoriously reluctant to appear weak.
  8. donald trump
    Some Republicans Urge Trump to Apologize for Saying Dingell Might Be in HellEven some of Trump’s most reliable water carriers think he went too far with this one.
  9. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Begins Biden Smear Probe Trump Couldn’t Get From UkraineRepublicans can’t even keep up the pretense that Trump’s goal was something other than discrediting his opponent.
  10. impeachment inquiry
    Lindsey Graham: Trump Too ‘Incoherent’ to Pull Off Quid Pro QuoAfter saying that the impeachment inquiry was “B.S.” on Tuesday, Graham returned with a defense of Trump that’s more insulting than effective.
  11. impeachment
    Lindsey Graham Won’t Read Impeachment Hearing Transcripts: ‘This Is All B.S.’What you refuse to learn can’t hurt you.
  12. senate
    Grassley Bumping Graham As Judiciary Committee ChairmanIt’s got nothing to do with impeachment, and everything to do with seniority.
  13. the national interest
    Senate Republicans Keeping Their Options Open on Impeaching TrumpEven a tepid defense of Trump only gains 44 supporters.
  14. lindsey graham
    Lindsey Graham Said Syrian Kurds Were ‘Threat’ to Turkey in Prank CallGraham also appeared to assure the fake Turkish official that his party would help an Erdogan ally get off easy for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  15. president trump
    Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds May Be the Dumbest Move of His PresidencyHe found one of the few ways to make GOP senators shout, “Donald Trump is misusing executive power,” right as impeachment gets rolling.
  16. syria
    Why Trump’s Evangelical Allies Are Enraged Over His Betrayal of the KurdsNeocons aren’t the only ones angry at Trump for green-lighting a Turkish invasion. Religious leaders say it could harm Christians in the region.
  17. vision 2020
    What Will Republicans Do If Trump Goes Down?It’s unlikely, but if it happens, Republicans better hope Mike Pence survives the scandal, because there’s no obvious party savior otherwise.
  18. vision 2020
    Will Impeachment Bring Back ‘Kamala the Prosecutor’ and Save Her Candidacy?The trouble with this idea is that there’s no natural venue for Harris to shine on TV without a lot of Republican cooperation.
  19. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Rests Entire Trump Defense on Word He Doesn’t UnderstandYou can’t just dismiss a bunch of proven facts by calling them “hearsay.”
  20. migrant crisis
    Lindsey Graham: ‘I Don’t Care’ if Migrants Stay in Detention for ‘400 Days’After visiting two migrant detention centers in Texas, the South Carolina senator was not filled with sympathy.
  21. russia investigation
    Donald Trump Jr. Agrees to ‘Limited’ Senate Testimony on Russia ProbeHe’s struck a deal to answer the Senate Intelligence Committee’s questions, ending the intra-party conflict over his subpoena.
  22. mueller time
    The End of Mueller’s Probe Renewed the Right’s Hillary Clinton ObsessionTrump supporters can’t let go of their hatred of his 2016 opponent, though they ought to be focused on 2020.
  23. russia investigation
    Lindsey Graham Just Made It Less Likely the Public Will See the Mueller ReportGraham shut down the House motion to give the Mueller report to the public and called for a counter-investigation into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 conduct.
  24. the national circus
    Lindsey Graham’s Claims About an Anti-Trump ‘Coup’ Are Just TrollingAndrew McCabe’s book provides more evidence that Trump’s Senate lackey is only threatening to probe the DOJ and FBI to give the president cover.
  25. government shutdown
    Republicans Signal They May Be Ready to End the ShutdownAfter six Republicans voted for a Democratic bill to end the shutdown, the GOP may be ready to negotiate before federal workers miss a second check.
  26. government shutdown
    It’s Official: We’re in the Longest Government Shutdown EverThe only path to a reopened federal government right now seems to be a national emergency declaration loaded with legal and political pitfalls.
  27. foreign policy
    Lindsey Graham Adds to Confusion Over Trump’s Plan to Leave Syria“I think we’re slowing things down in a smart way,” Graham said after a meeting with Trump Sunday.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. politics
    What Happened to Lindsey Graham?Once defined by his loathing for Trump, he’s now all-in for the president. Why?
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending“It’s going nowhere,” said Lindsey Graham.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 5 Reasons an Immigration Deal Will Be Crazy Hard to AchieveWhat might be America’s thorniest domestic policy issue just keeps getting more complicated.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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