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John McCain Gives Heroic Speech Denouncing Terrible Thing That He Just Voted For

The senator calls on his colleagues to abandon their indefensible approach to Obamacare repeal — minutes after voting to let them keep at it.

Senate GOP Advances Health-Care Bill(s) to Debate

Senate Republicans don’t know what their health-care bill is, or what it does, but they just voted to advance it to debate.

‘Skinny Repeal’ Could Be GOP’s Final Effort to Sell Trumpcare

If the Senate does vote to take up a health-care bill, “skinny repeal” could be the least common denominator that kicks the can down the road.

Senate Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Paul Manafort to Get Him to Testify Publicly This Week

The ex–Trump campaign chair privately met with the Senate Intel Committee on Tuesday, and now may face a public hearing on Wednesday.

Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ a Product of GOP Right-Wing Competition

Why would Texas rush into the kind of “bathroom bill” controversy that was so damaging to North Carolina? It’s about Gregg Abbott’s political future.

Anthony Scaramucci Begins Staff Purge in Effort to Stop Leaks

The White House staff can’t leak to the press if there is no White House staff

Report: Donald Trump Will Visit Long Island This Week

Long Island Congressman Peter King says he is coming to discuss MS-13.

Senate GOP to Reform Health-Care System on the Fly, in a Blindfold

Senate Republicans don’t know what their bill is or what it does. But they’re going to vote on it, anyway.

How Trump Can Make His Authoritarian Fantasies Real

In one all-too-easy step, the president could free himself from the Russia investigation.

Why ‘Medicare for All’ Is a Misleading Term for Single-Payer Health Care

While it’s handy shorthand to describe single-payer proposals as “Medicare for all,” the retirement program might not work that well for everyone.

Ted Cruz Not Interested in Being Trump’s Next Beleaguered Attorney General

He’s already passed on the opportunity to be dragged into the Russia scandal.

The 14 Most Inappropriate Moments from Trump’s Speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree

Trump playfully threatened to fire a Cabinet member, attacked President Obama, and thanked the kids for voting for him in November.

John McCain Will Return to the Senate, Probably to Help Destroy Obamacare

His return on Tuesday, following surgery and a diagnosis of brain cancer, shows Republicans think they’re close to reviving their health care bill.

Here We Go: McConnell Schedules Leap-Into-The-Unknown Health Care Vote For Tuesday

It could be a bluff or McConnell may have something up his sleeve, but at this point he’s planning a health care vote he’s probably going to lose.

Study Disproves Trump’s Health-Care Promises to GOP Moderates

They’ll take care of the Trumpcare victims for two years, then they’re on their own.

Democrats Unveil Populist Economic Agenda for 2018

The Donkey Party promises to secure Americans a “better deal” by taking on Big Pharma and concentrated corporate power.

White House Floats Rudy Giuliani As Attorney General

Whether Trump would actually nominate him may not be the point.

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