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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:30:39 +0000

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Business Groups Want Congress to Step Up Pace on Tax Overhaul

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:27:43 +0000

Four of Washington’s largest business groups have a renewed message for Congress: Get moving on a tax plan already.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Senate Health Bill: Can Republicans Get to 50?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:17:54 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS Senate Health Bill: Can Republicans Get to 50? Seib Video: Senate GOP Slows Health-Care Train Intraparty Disputes Stall GOP’s Agenda Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Registers as Foreign Agent Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. Associated Press Can Senate Republicans Get to 50 on the Health Bill? The health-care debate we’re seeing […]


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Capital Journal Daybreak: A Tale of Two Health Plans, More

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:40:23 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS Ahead of Senate Health Vote, CBO Says 22 Million More to Be Uninsured Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation of Trump Travel Ban Seib: Democrats’ Broad Challenge: Middle-Class Appeal Seib Video: How GOP Can Get Health-Care Holdouts on Board Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press A […]


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Barack Obama Trumps Donald Trump in Pew’s Global Confidence Survey

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:03:08 +0000

WASHINGTON—Across the world, President Donald Trump is trusted by fewer people to make foreign-policy decisions than was his predecessor, Barack Obama, according to a Pew Research Center study released Monday evening.


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Republican Support of Gay Marriage Closes In on Opposition, Pew Poll Finds

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:42:50 +0000

The number of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who oppose and favor same-sex marriage now sits virtually even, with 47% supporting gay marriage and 48% expressing opposition.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: The Outspoken Former Commander in Chief

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:33:08 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS The Outspoken Former Commander in Chief GOP Senators Lay Out Demands Ahead of Health Bill Vote The $1.5 Trillion Business Tax Change Flying Under the Radar Seib Video: Poll Shows Mixed Views on Russia Interference in Election Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. s AFP/Getty Images The Outspoken Former […]


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Justice Kennedy Keeps Law Clerks Guessing About His Retirement

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:37:40 +0000

WASHINGTON–Justice Anthony Kennedy on Saturday evening acknowledged recent news reports speculating about his possible retirement, and proceeded to let his closest constituency keep guessing. The Supreme Court’s senior member–and frequently its deciding vote on cases involving gay rights, abortion access, capital punishment and other major issues–closed a private reunion of his law clerks with remarks […]


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Former NFL Star Deion Sanders Joins Charles Koch in Dallas Anti-Poverty Effort

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:25:48 +0000

Hall of Fame football star Deion Sanders announced a new partnership on Saturday with conservative mega-donor Charles Koch, saying they will work on a new anti-poverty effort aimed at helping poor Dallas residents.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: A Rundown of What’s Next for the Senate’s Health Bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:52:49 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS What’s Next for the Senate’s Health Bill Seib Video: Trump Approval Rating Holds Steady Fed’s Stress Tests Bolster Case for Easing Bank Rules FBI Director Nominee’s Client List Could Hinder Oversight of Investigations Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press A Rundown of What’s Next for the […]


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Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Senators to Watch as Health Bill Makes Public Debut

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:08:26 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS 10 GOP Senators to Watch as Health Bill Makes Public Debut Seib Video: How Do Democrats Regroup After Georgia Loss? White House Looks to Chart Steadier Course Amid Turmoil Sticking Points Slow GOP Budget Efforts Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. ASSOCIATED PRESS Four Things in the Senate’s Health […]


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