Reconciliation, Rules and Replacements

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Josh Huder at Rule 22 on reconciliation and the path forward for Obamacare repeal.

2. Dan Drezner about the practical effects of "Buy American" rules.

3. From VoteView: how voting in Congress has gone from partisan to, well, ultrapartisan.

4. Joshua Tucker at the Monkey Cage on "kompromat."

5. Margot Sanger-Katz at the Upshot on why Republicans are having such a hard time coming up with an Obamacare replacement.

6. Fred Kaplan at Slate on General James Mattis, one Donald Trump cabinet selection that seems to be going very well.

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