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Sen. Portman Prepares for GOP Senate Takeover

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:19am
Sen. Rob Portman's jobs plan gives GOP candidates broad principles to run on in the midterm election, but its greater purpose is to serve as a rough template for what the GOP hopes to do legislatively if the party recaptures the Senate majority this fall.

Seib Video: Democrats Triple Down on Wage Equality

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:51am
Events in Washington this week suggest that the big political economic debate of 2014, a midterm election year, is going to be between Democrats pushing income equality, on the one hand, and Republicans talking about job creation on the other.

Alaska Ad Hints Obamacare Losing Some Political Stigma

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:14am
The Affordable Care Act may be losing some of its stigma among Democrats. A new ad campaign in Alaska shows Democrats on the offensive about the health law, marking a distinct shift in the party’s messaging this campaign cycle.

WashWire Daily Brief: Sebelius Exits, Market Data Leaked After Government Phone Call

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:46am
The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

How the GOP Plans to Attack Hillary Clinton

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:25am
Heading toward the 2016 presidential race, Republicans hope the State Department will become Hillary Clinton's Bain Capital.

Shoe Thrown at Hillary Clinton During Vegas Speech

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:40pm
Hillary Clinton narrowly missed being pelted by a shoe tossed at her during a speech in Las Vegas to a recycling industry group.

Hagel Gets a Gift Horse During His Visit to Mongolia

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:08pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's 10-day Asian excursion came to a close Thursday in Mongolia with a gift horse.