The winners and losers of 2017

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Congress is wrapping up for the year, having passed a major and majorly unpopular tax reform. How much unfinished business will they leave on their desks before the holiday? In the judicial branch, three nominees for federal judgeships had high-profile collapses this week, but President Trump has had more confirmed appellate judges in his first year than any president—ever. Emily Bazelon, staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, explains the changes in the courts so far. Plus, the Left, Right & Center panel names the winners and losers of the year, revisits some predictions they made on Inauguration Day, and makes a few more for the coming year.

Photo: Michael Vadon


Keli Goff - Daily Beast - @keligoff, Seung Min Kim - Politico - @seungminkim, Emily Bazelon - staff writer for the New York Times magazine, co-host of Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast, and a fellow at Yale Law School - @EmilyBazelon

Josh Barro, Rich Lowry, Katrina vanden Heuvel

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