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Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer.

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April 21 2017 4:33 PMRevisionist Trumpcare HistoryWhy the president, who said last month that he had given up on health care, is blasting the media for saying he gave up on health care.
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April 18 2017 8:21 PMMark Sanford Welcomes Your AbuseHow one GOP congressman is handling voter fury at his town halls.
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April 13 2017 5:13 PMTrump’s New Health Care Plan Can Only BackfireHe’s threatening to blow up Obamacare to force Democrats to the table. That’s not how it will work.
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April 11 2017 1:01 PMDemocratic Senator Proposes World’s Worst Idea
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April 5 2017 6:36 PMHouse Republicans Have Failed AgainAnother week, another thwarted health care deal.
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April 4 2017 1:57 PMNo Deal YetIs zombie Trumpcare actually going anywhere?
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March 30 2017 4:37 PMZombie Trumpcare Isn’t Going AnywhereThe president and Congressional Republicans are trying to guilt trip the Freedom Caucus into reviving the AHCA. It won’t work.
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March 28 2017 5:13 PMNancy Pelosi Has LeverageShe also has a plan on how to use it.
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March 24 2017 7:38 PMWhy Trumpcare FailedYou can’t unite a party that is fundamentally divided.
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March 23 2017 8:07 PMPaul Ryan Unleashed Hell on HimselfHis compromises on Trumpcare are making it harder, not easier, to pass.
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March 22 2017 1:59 PMWhy Fixing Trumpcare Is ImpossibleThere’s a secret, cynical reason Paul Ryan can’t give conservatives what they want on the American Health Care Act.
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March 17 2017 3:22 PMTrumpcare Got a Big Endorsement Friday. It Still Doesn’t Have the Votes.
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March 14 2017 6:13 PMTrumpcare Is DoomedUnless Republican leaders make fundamental changes.
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March 13 2017 12:38 PMHalf MeasuresWhy is the GOP trying to do some of its favored health care reform changes and not others?
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March 8 2017 6:43 PMAny Objections? Yes, Please!A disastrous day of congressional markup shows just how hard it’s going to be for Republicans to pass Trumpcare.
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April 20 2017 6:17 PMNo, There’s Still No Zombie Trumpcare DealThe president is desperate for one, though.
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April 17 2017 12:11 PMHere Is Jeff Sessions Reading a Children's Book and Donald Trump Interrupting
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April 12 2017 5:41 PMDemocrats Didn’t Tank Kansas’ 4th DistrictBut the race demonstrated that the party’s central rift is not going anywhere.
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April 10 2017 4:49 PMSteve Bannon vs. “the Democrats”Who will win the battle for the soul that Trump doesn’t have?
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April 4 2017 6:21 PMNever Forget Merrick GarlandWhy Democrats have to go through with a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch.
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April 3 2017 2:01 PMDemocrats Have the Votes to Filibuster Neil Gorsuch. He’s Still Getting on the Supreme Court.
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March 29 2017 4:36 PMLet the Scapegoating Commence!House Republicans have begun their desperate and pathetic attempts to deflect blame for the AHCA debacle.
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March 27 2017 6:54 PMCan the GOP Actually Pass Tax Reform?Probably not. But they can still do a huge, temporary, deficit-busting tax cut!
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March 23 2017 10:47 PMTrumpcare Is Coming to a House Vote. It Could Even Pass.
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March 22 2017 5:57 PMWe're One Day Before Showtime, and Trumpcare Still Doesn't Have the Votes
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March 21 2017 4:46 PMTrump Still Hasn’t ClosedHis signature legislative priority—repeal and replace Obamacare—doesn’t yet have the votes.
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March 16 2017 6:26 PMNobody’s HappyConservative and moderate Republicans both hate Trumpcare, and one of them is going to have to budge.
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March 13 2017 7:36 PMRepublicans Have Absolutely No Idea How to Handle This Awful CBO Report
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March 9 2017 1:37 PMPaul Ryan, About Seven Years Too Late, Explains Why Full Repeal Would Be a Disaster
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March 7 2017 7:46 PMWill Conservatives Kill Trumpcare?The revolt against the American Health Care Act is being led by the party’s right wing.

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