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Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer.

Politics
May 31 2018 10:32 AMThe Absolute Misery of Dropping Out for the Greater GoodCalifornia Democrats needed to cull their primary fields. It wasn’t pleasant.
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May 22 2018 7:21 PMPaul Ryan Is Cornered in the House Immigration FightHe can’t stop the moderates, but conservatives will blame him if he doesn’t.
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May 18 2018 3:23 PMHow a Divisive Immigration Fight Took Down Republicans’ Farm BillThis is not how Paul Ryan wanted to spend his May.
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May 15 2018 4:48 PMSenate Republicans Didn’t Confront Trump Over Staffer’s McCain Joke. That’s Fine.
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May 14 2018 1:04 PMChuck Schumer Praises Trump for Opening Jerusalem Embassy
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May 9 2018 5:08 PMNow It’s Democrats’ Turn to Weaponize Soaring Health Care CostsThe politics of health care have changed, and it’s jarring.
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May 7 2018 5:10 PMTrump’s West Virginia Plea Is Too LateEstablishment candidates might do better if the president wasn’t always trashing them.
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May 3 2018 4:51 PMHouse Chaplain Rescinds Resignation in Scorching Letter to Paul Ryan
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May 1 2018 12:55 PMIt’s a Little Late for Tom Price to Say Something Honest about Obamacare
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April 27 2018 5:32 PMAn Old-Fashioned Religious Feud Has Broken Out on Capitol HillMembers of both parties are furious over the Rev. Patrick Conroy’s ouster.
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April 25 2018 7:35 PMThe Midterm Electorate Is Locked InPolls have been improving for Republicans, but their results haven’t.
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April 20 2018 4:17 PMHow a Maryland Accent Is Defining Montana’s Senate Race
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April 18 2018 4:51 PMWhat Republicans’ Doomed Effort to Undo the Budget Deal Is Really AboutMidterm talking points, and Kevin McCarthy’s résumé.
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April 16 2018 5:58 PMPlease Stop Predicting the End of Trump’s PresidencyUnless you can explain exactly how he gets impeached or why he resigns.
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April 12 2018 2:48 PMPaul Ryan Shows His Cards in Race to Replace Him
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May 24 2018 5:01 PMWhat Is Even Going on With GOP Congressman Tom Garrett?
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May 20 2018 5:56 PMHas Paul Ryan Already Lost Control of the House?It might look like it. But the Republican caucus has always acted this way.
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May 16 2018 2:22 PMHow Mitch McConnell Could Keep Senate Democrats Off the Campaign Trail
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May 14 2018 5:37 PMAn Arizona Senate Candidate’s Painfully Obvious Rightward Shift on Immigration
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May 10 2018 4:39 PMThese House Republicans Are Trying to Force the DACA IssueImmigration advocates try an end run around Paul Ryan.
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May 8 2018 11:01 PMDon Blankenship Goes Down in West VirginiaRepublicans can breathe again.
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May 3 2018 7:01 PMTrump Answers PrayersWith the help of Mitch McConnell, the Trump administration is giving religious leaders exactly what they want.
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May 2 2018 3:29 PMWest Virginia Republicans Hobble to the Finish LineTuesday’s Senate debate showed the carnage the primary has done.
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April 30 2018 5:51 PMThe Obamacare-Repeal Dead-EndersSome Republicans still want to take another shot at repealing the Affordable Care Act.
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April 26 2018 5:28 PMWhy Did Paul Ryan Ax the House Chaplain?
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April 24 2018 12:07 PMThe Quiet TrumpIf Don Blankenship is the next GOP spoiler, he’s not too showy about it.
Politics
April 19 2018 4:55 PMThe Beto BubbleBeto O’Rourke is gaining ground in early polls. But Ted Cruz will be very tough to beat.
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April 17 2018 2:37 PMRep. Charlie Dent’s Early Retirement Creates a Total Headache for Pennsylvania
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April 13 2018 2:32 PMJim Jordan Won’t Be the Next House Speaker, but He Could Play Kingmaker
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April 11 2018 6:11 PMThe Complicated Race to Replace Paul RyanCan’t pick a leader until you know what the job will be.

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