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Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer.

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Sept. 18 2017 7:35 PMRand Paul's Obamacare Repeal Vote Is Crucial, and He's Not Budging
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Sept. 14 2017 10:43 AMThere Is No DACA “Deal” Yet
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Sept. 12 2017 5:20 PMThe Last-Ditch Effort to Repeal Obamacare Is Almost Here. Does It Have Any Chance?
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Sept. 8 2017 12:51 PMRepublican-Led Congress Overwhelmingly Approves the Trump-Democratic Debt Deal
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Sept. 6 2017 6:43 PMTrump Sides With the DemocratsWhy the president snubbed his own party in the debt ceiling fight.
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Sept. 5 2017 5:57 AMWelcome Back, CongressAll you have to do is fund the government, raise the debt ceiling, pass Harvey relief, and avoid a border wall fight with the president. What could go wrong?
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Aug. 24 2017 4:59 PMWe Are Finally About to Find Out if Congressional Republicans Will Break From Trump
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Aug. 23 2017 11:53 AMAn Unhinged Trump Is a Normal TrumpThe president’s Phoenix rally went off the rails within minutes. Why did I expect anything else?
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Aug. 17 2017 5:57 PMDonald Trump Hates Sen. Jeff Flake. How Far Will He Go to Defeat Him?
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Aug. 15 2017 5:52 AMMight Democrats Actually Have a Chance in Alabama?It depends on whether a little-known candidate with a very famous name can beat the party favorite.
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Aug. 7 2017 4:54 PM2020 VisionOf course Mike Pence is laying the groundwork for a presidential run. With a boss like his, it would be stupid not to.
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July 28 2017 5:52 PMThey Never Really Hated ObamacareRepublicans didn’t fail because of procedural hurdles or party infighting. They failed because they didn’t actually mind the law. 
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July 27 2017 5:02 PMPanicked Republican Senators Discover That Bill Can Become Law
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July 25 2017 5:52 PMHow Close Did Republicans Really Come to Losing Today’s Health Care Vote? Only Ron Johnson Knows.
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July 21 2017 4:39 PMAnthony Scaramucci Loves All of You, Even You Hacks in the Press
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Sept. 15 2017 5:06 PMRepublicans Are Seriously Getting Optimistic About Passing Obamacare Repeal Again
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Sept. 13 2017 5:41 PMAdvice for Democrats on Single-PayerDon’t lie about it.
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Sept. 11 2017 7:18 PMWhat Steve Bannon Is Up ToHe isn’t targeting GOP incumbents to defend Trump’s honor. He’s doing it for himself.
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Sept. 7 2017 6:40 PMDonald + Chuck + NancyHow long can this romance last?
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Sept. 5 2017 3:06 PMCongress Has Always Let Dreamers Down. Will This Time Be Any Different?
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Aug. 30 2017 6:35 PMDisaster ReliefHow Harvey aid could help Trump and Congress actually get stuff done.
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Aug. 23 2017 12:10 PMHere’s How Police Cleared the Last Protesters Outside Trump’s Phoenix Rally
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Aug. 21 2017 6:08 PMArizona Braces for TrumpThe president heads west, and even Republicans are worried.
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Aug. 15 2017 5:07 PMTrump Says “Some Very Fine People” Participated in Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally
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Aug. 11 2017 1:47 PMThe Trump-McConnell Feud Doesn’t Exist in AlabamaIn a heated special Senate election, both are working to ensure their loyal candidate keeps his seat.
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Aug. 3 2017 6:26 PMThe Republicans Go HomeGOP senators will spend the next five weeks facing their constituents and their legislative failures. That’ll be fun.
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July 28 2017 2:06 AMJohn McCain—Yes, John McCain—Just Sank the Bill to Repeal Obamacare
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July 26 2017 6:51 PMThe “Skinny Repeal” RuseA vote for this narrow repeal bill could end up just being a vote for Trumpcare.
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July 25 2017 10:39 AMToday’s Motion to Proceed Vote: Your Guide to the Unknown
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July 21 2017 3:59 PMNobody Knows AnythingRepublican leaders don’t have a bill, but they’re still pushing senators to vote next week.

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