On Washington: Lesson for Trump: Hardball Against Senators Is a Game He Can Lose

Presidents often try to influence senators’ votes with threats of retaliation. Those efforts have often backfired, and have sometimes prompted senators to switch parties.

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On Washington: Lisa Murkowski, a Swing Vote on Health Care, Isn’t Swayed

The president has chosen to pick on someone who is unlikely to be rattled by his attacks, or by accusations that she has deserted her fellow Republicans.

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G.O.P.’s Lisa Murkowski Shows No Fear in Disappointing Trump

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has been a contrarian when it comes to the Republican health plan, but she is not as beholden to the party as others are.

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