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Political Insight and Analysis From The Wall Street Journal's Capital Bureau



Last Build Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 16:10:00 +0000

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Trump Budget Could Revive Congestion Pricing in Cities

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:09:34 +0000

Putting a price on driving through urban centers has cut traffic in major cities like London, but failed to win political support in big U.S. cities like New York. President Trump's budget proposal suggests that he believes that could change.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Guide to the Day Ahead

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:16:36 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS Guide to the Day Ahead and Three Takeaways Trump Meets With Pope Francis After Policy Clashes Ex-CIA Director Sheds Light on Origin of Russia Probe Bipartisan Pushback Greets Trump’s Proposed Budget In Modern Cyber War, the Spies Can Become Targets, Too Seib Video: Economic Growth Key to Making Budget Math Work Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning […]


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Back to the Forefront: Passing Legislation

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:45:51 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS Back to the Forefront: Passing Legislation Trump’s Budget Seeks Cuts to Taxes, Social Programs Trump Says U.S. Committed to Israeli and Palestinian Peace Trump, Netanyahu Cast Iran as Common Enemy Flynn Won’t Cooperate With Senate Russia Probe Suicide Bomber Kills 22 at U.K. Concert Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take on Washington. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow […]


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Business Leaders Ask Secretary Tillerson to Protect State Department Funds

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:00:37 +0000

More than 200 business leaders sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday urging him to strongly support the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development Budget.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Shows the Virtues of Staying on Message on First Trip Abroad

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:54:49 +0000

Trump Shows the Virtues of Staying on Message on First Trip Abroad Trump Urges Unity on Terror, Cements Saudi Support Taxes, Budget Are Focus for White House Despite Probes Trump Budget Would Convert Many Overseas Military Grants to Loans Democrats Enlist Veterans Ahead of 2018 Video: Special Counsel Probes Can Last Years Good morning. Here’s Joshua […]


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Timeline: Trump’s Tumultuous Two Weeks

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:04:18 +0000

The events surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey kicked off a tumultuous two weeks for the White House. Here's a rundown of the major developments.


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Target, Archer Daniels Midland Chiefs to Clash on Border Adjustment at Tax Hearing

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:26:13 +0000

The chief executives of Target Corp. and Archer Daniels Midland Co. will square off next week during the first hearing on House Republicans’ proposal to add a border adjustment to the U.S. tax system.


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GOP Candidate Tries to Raise Money off Bernie Sanders Visit to Montana

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:10:56 +0000

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is going to Montana this weekend to campaign in a pivotal special House election -- and candidates of both parties are trying to capitalize on it.


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In His Own Words: What Comey Memo Writer Rod Rosenstein Told Congress

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:52:13 +0000

On Friday, the Justice Department released the prepared remarks Comey memo writer Rod Rosenstein gave to lawmakers. Here are key points from the statement.


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In Oversight Chair, Gowdy Would Inherit Politically Fraught Probes of White House

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:50:35 +0000

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has emerged as the favorite to take over the chairmanship of the most powerful investigative committee in Congress, Republicans on Capitol Hill say.


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