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  1. Trump Endorses Right-Wing Billionaire Foster Friess in WY Gubernatorial PrimaryThe man best known for advocating women putting an aspirin “between their knees” as contraception picks up the late POTUS nod.
  2. Rand Paul, Trump’s Ally on Russia, Is Taking a Trip to MoscowThe Kentucky senator has said his trip is meant to “prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions.”
  3. Rand Paul Remains the GOP Rebel Who Rarely RebelsPaul quickly abandoned his concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, not with a bang but a whimper.
  4. White House Pointlessly Threatens to Revoke Security Clearances From CriticsSome don’t actually have them, and the rest aren’t using them, but whatever.
  5. Rand Paul Is Pretending That He Might Not Vote for Brett KavanaughJudging by the senator’s past behavior, Mitch McConnell doesn’t have too much to worry about.
  6. Trump Cites Rand Paul Defense Day After Widely Panned Putin SummitThe president clings to one of his few defenders in the wake of a miserable performance.
  7. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  8. Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing BacklashAbortion hard-liners and Bush haters are prominent in attacks on Kavanaugh, but he’s no Harriet Miers, and remains the front-runner for Trump’s nod.
  9. GOP Senators: Climate-Change Education Program Is Propaganda, Not ScienceFour senators want an investigation into the National Science Foundation for funding a nonprofit that educates meteorologists on climate change.
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    New Details Emerge About How Insanely Petty Rand Paul Is About Yard WorkHis neighbor “lost his temper” over a long-simmering battle over debris, according to a new court filing.
  11. Pompeo Confirmed As Secretary of State, With Seven Democratic VotesOnce Trump and Pompeo brought Rand Paul around, the hawkish CIA director’s confirmation was inevitable.
  12. Rand Paul Will Vote to Confirm Pompeo (and His Own Fraudulence)The senator has decided to pretend that Trump’s hawkish pick for secretary of State is a secret libertarian isolationist.
  13. Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of StateBut the CIA director is likely to get the promotion, anyway.
  14. GOP Rushes Omnibus Spending Bill Through HouseAfter the near defeat of the rule for passage of the bill, the House whipped it through unread, though the Senate may not be able to do likewise.
  15. Congress to Vote on 2,232-Page Spending Bill Before Ink Is DryMore than halfway through fiscal year 2018, Congress still can’t fund the federal government in an orderly and timely manner.
  16. In Defense of the ‘Dumbest Shutdown’The spending deal that Rand Paul held up for a few hours was pretty dumb, too.
  17. The Government Briefly Shut Down Last Night, Thanks to Rand PaulAfter a five-hour shutdown, the House and Senate finally passed a massive bipartisan budget deal early on Friday.
  18. Neighbor’s Assault on Rand Paul Was All About Yard MaintenancePaul apparently stacked some brush too close to his neighbor’s property, enraging him.
  19. 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.
  20. Rand Paul Hints That His Assault Wasn’t Gardening-RelatedHe shared links to news reports in which multiple neighbors praise his lawn and describe him as “first class in every way.”
  21. News of the Weird: Ted Cruz Stands Up for Coastal Elites in Tax Bill TalksHe took aim at a key provision in the GOP’s tax bill which would mostly affect well-to-do blue-staters.
  22. Radical Liberalism or Gardening Dispute? The Mystery of Rand Paul’s AssaultA neighbor’s attack left the senator with five broken ribs, and every theory on why he did it sounds too crazy to be true.
  23. Rand Paul Suffered 5 Broken Ribs in Assault at Kentucky HomeIt’s unclear when the senator will be able to return to D.C.
  24. Man Arrested After Assaulting Senator Rand Paul at His Home in KentuckyThe senator was “blindsided” by his neighbor, but received only minor injuries. The reason for the attack is not clear.
  25. First N.H. Poll for 2020 Shows Trump Looking VulnerableIn a way-early 2020 N.H. primary poll, nobody’s challenging Sanders and Biden among Democrats, and Trump looks potentially vulnerable to a challenge.
  26. Senate GOP Survives the First of Many Votes on the Road to Cutting TaxesThe hazier they keep their budget and tax plans, the farther down the road Republicans can maintain unity. But “enquiring minds” want to know more.
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    And Now, an Extremely Awkward Clip of Rand Paul and Donald TrumpThe agony and the agony of Rand Paul’s face.
  28. Now Trump Is Trying to Gut Obamacare by Executive OrderToday he’ll announce a plan that traces back to one of his favorite campaign promises.
  29. House Budget Vote Necessary, But Not Enough, in the GOP’s Tax Cut PlansThe GOP dissenters in the House’s vote on a budget resolution setting up tax cuts indicate some potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  30. Rand Paul Comes Out Against Trump’s ‘Middle-Class Tax Hike’The Kentucky senator betrays his party by acknowledging an inconvenient fact about its “middle-class tax cut.”
  31. Why Trump’s Tax Plan Will (Probably) Be Impossible to PassThe plan’s upper middle-class tax increases are too high for many GOP lawmakers to tolerate – but still too low to satisfy the party’s deficit hawks.
  32. Collins Puts Graham-Cassidy Bill Out of Reach for GOPThe third GOP senator to come out definitively against the latest Obamacare repeal bill is her party’s most consistent voice on health care.
  33. Susan Collins Says It’s ‘Very Difficult’ to Imagine Supporting Graham-CassidyAnother bad sign for the bill’s prospects.
  34. McCain May Have Killed Zombie GOP Health-Care Bill — AgainWith his rejection of a GOP health-care bill due to its partisanship and the absence of a CBO score, McCain probably thwarted his party a second time.
  35. 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.
  36. In Utah Today, Voters Are Picking Jason Chaffetz’s SuccessorIn a deep-red House district, the mayor of Provo is the front-runner but is under attack as a RINO.
  37. The GOP’s Latest Health-Care GambitThis last-gasp effort at a GOP-only bill mostly gives states the flexibility to cut health-care services, while threatening insurance-market chaos.
  38. Senate GOP Advances Health-Care Bill(s) to DebateSenate Republicans don’t know what their health-care bill is, or what it does, but they just voted to advance it to debate.
  39. Six Questions About the Senate Health-Care Bill As the Endgame ApproachesThe GOP is still struggling for votes to bring up health-care legislation. If that succeeds, the deal-making and rules-breaking will get serious.
  40. Here Is Where Things Stand With the Senate Health-Care BillMcConnell doesn’t have the votes to pass any version of it. But, in theory, he does have an incredibly narrow path to success.
  41. Mitch McConnell Running Out of Time, Money, and Luck in Effort to Pass TrumpcareHe apparently doesn’t have the funds or flexibility to get to 50 votes.
  42. Senate Republicans Are Moving Toward a New Health-Care CompromiseLet conservatives vote to fully repeal Obamacare — then have moderates and Democrats immediately pass a bill strengthening the law.
  43. GOP ‘Moderates’ Seem to Be Winning the Negotiations Over TrumpcareMcConnell is reportedly giving moderates more opioid funding, larger subsidies, and fewer tax cuts while giving far-right dissidents little.
  44. The Return of the Repeal-and-Delay Strategy for Killing ObamacareRand Paul and Donald Trump helped kill the original strategy for repealing Obamacare and enacting a replacement later. Now they’re both reviving it.
  45. McConnell Has $188 Billion Fund to Save Health-Care Bill. How Will He Spend It?Here’s how the enticements to wavering GOP senators might be doled out.
  46. Senate Delays Trumpcare Vote Due to Lack of SupportMitch McConnell had planned to pass Obamacare repeal before the July 4 recess. Now, he doesn’t even have the votes to proceed to debate.
  47. At Comey Hearing, GOP Goes Into Full Anti-Anti-Trump ModeThe argument of the day seemed to be that “deep state” leaks are a bigger threat to liberty than Russia’s election meddling.
  48. A Brief History of John McCain and Rand Paul’s Sick BurnsThe two have been trading pot shots for years.
  49. Is the Far Right Going to Kill Trumpcare?It seems crazy, but they may have reasons that aren’t completely insane.
  50. Why Rand Paul May Not Want the GOP to Find Its Obamacare BillThe Kentucky senator is undermining the only version of Obamacare repeal that has any chance of passing — and he may be wise to do so.
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