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Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:21:14 +0000

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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.(image)


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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 […](image)


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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 […](image)


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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.(image)


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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 […](image)


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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 […](image)


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Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Support in Georgia District Increases; Democrats Now Limp Into 2018

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:58:50 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS Republicans Win Special Elections in Georgia, South Carolina | GOP Support in Georgia District Increases Democrats Dig In Against Health Bill as Vote Nears Alaska Senator Faces Hard Sell on Health Bill Russia Hacking Hearings to Focus on State Level Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. ASSOCIATED PRESS GOP […](image)


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Where Are the Democratic Outside Groups in Georgia Special House Election?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:24:46 +0000

With Democrats pouring so much time and energy into Georgia's special House race today, why are the party's independent fundraising groups so out-gunned by their Republican counterparts?(image)


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Is Georgia’s 6th District Ready to Change Parties Again?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:49:05 +0000

HIGHLIGHTS Is Georgia’s 6th District Ready to Change Parties Again? Seib Video: How to Interpret 2017′s Special Elections Senate GOP Plans Health-Care Vote Next Week Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Partisan Drawing of Election Maps Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. Is Georgia’s 6th District Ready to Change Parties Again? The […](image)


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Blue-State Republicans Ask Treasury to Keep Deduction of State and Local Tax

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:14:49 +0000

Seven blue-state House Republicans – joined by dozens of Democratic colleagues – asked the Trump administration to reconsider its proposal to repeal the deduction for payment of state and local taxes.(image)


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