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What Republicans should have learned (other than not to trust Trump)

Republicans learned the hard way this week that the tactic of using the debt ceiling to extract further spending cuts is a losing one. And now, thanks to President Trump, they may lose it permanently. For starters, as long as there are enough moderate Republicans and Democrats (in other words the Freedom Caucus is not […]
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