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Reconciliation, Rules and Replacements

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.

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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