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Last Build Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 14:26:02 +0000

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No Clear Signals From Greg Gianforte’s Montana Win

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:16:02 +0000

Greg Gianforte ended up winning the Montana special election by about six points in a state President Trump won by 20. But circumstances conspired against a clean reading of the outcome.(image)


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Montana Win for GOP, Takeaways From Trump’s NATO Visit, More

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:30:38 +0000

GOP’s Gianforte Wins Montana Race Despite Assault Charge Ruling on Trump’s Travel Ban Sets Stage for Supreme Court Trump Tells NATO to Pay Up for Military Seib Video: NATO Allies Still Nervous After Trump’s Visit Good morning. Here are the top stories from the Washington bureau: REPUBLICAN GIANFORTE WINS MONTANA SPECIAL ELECTION: Republicans won a […](image)


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Callista Gingrich Nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Holy See

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:17:33 +0000

President Donald Trump has formally nominated Callista L. Gingrich, a documentary film producer and author, as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, the White House said Thursday.(image)



Counties to Watch in Thursday’s Montana Special Election

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:30:42 +0000

By most measures, Republicans should have an easy victory in today’s special election for a House seat from Montana. President carried the state by 20 percentage points last November, and Republicans have held Montana’s lone House seat for two decades. But a charged-up Democratic base and the political turbulence around Mr. Trump could present problems […](image)


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Lieberman Withdraws From Consideration as FBI Director, Citing Appearance of Conflict of Interest

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:43:32 +0000

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, once a leading contender for FBI director, on Thursday withdrew himself from consideration for the post in a letter to President Donald Trump, citing the appearance of a conflict of interest.(image)


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Capital Journal Daybreak: The Conservative Agenda’s Numbers Problem

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:47:25 +0000

Key Political Problem for Conservative Agenda: Math Seib Video: Two Things to Watch For in Trump’s NATO Visit NATO to Take New Counterterrorism Measures CBO’s Health-Law Report Sets Up Fight Among Senate GOP Mnuchin Wants Debt-Limit Increase With No Conditions Former U.S. Attorney Interviewed for Top FBI Post U.S. Charges Four With Trading Insider Tips […](image)


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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.(image)


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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 […](image)


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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 […](image)


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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.(image)


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