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The Alabama Senate race aftermath

December 16, 2017
What motivated the voters of Alabama to elect a Democrat?
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Sen. Susan Collins takes huge leap of faith with tax bill. Critics say she’s getting played.

December 16, 2017
Erica Werner | The Washington Post
As GOP tax legislation nears final passage on Capitol Hill, Sen. Susan Collins is approaching the moment for a mighty leap of faith.
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Senators Rubio, Corker say they’ll vote in favor of GOP tax bill

December 16, 2017
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Bob Corker announced they will vote for the GOP’s tax plan, likely giving Republicans the support they need to pass it. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump slammed the FBI for spending “million and millions of dollars” on the Russia probe.
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Recapping the Alabama Senate race

December 15, 2017
A special election for an Alabama Senate seat consumed headlines across the country this week.

Republican tax overhaul moves forward

December 15, 2017
Republicans are on the verge of passing a sweeping tax overhaul.
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GOP holdouts threaten tax reform bill

December 15, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The GOP tax bill hit major obstacles ahead of an expected vote early next week, with some lawmakers including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Utah Sen. Mike Lee issuing ultimatums and demands.
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Paul Ryan Is More Than A Policy Wonk

December 15, 2017
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Most of the focus on what a Ryan-less House would look like centers on the legislative and intra-party repercussions of his departure. Not as much attention has been paid to Ryan’s significant investment in the political infrastructure of the party, and what it would mean for House Republicans to lose that.
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