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Iowa Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Closing In on Hillary Clinton

A new poll in Iowa shows Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton losing considerable ground to her chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite having built a formidable network of organizers and volunteers in the state that holds the first presidential contest.

What Big Democratic Donors Will Get in Philadelphia

The Democratic National Committee is offering all sorts of perks at next year's presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia in return for whopping contributions.

Martin O’Malley Tells Democrats the Debates Are ‘Rigged’

Gov. Martin O’Malley gave a scathing indictment of the Democratic Party’s decision to schedule just four debates before the first presidential contest in Iowa, calling the system “rigged” in favor of frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Last Fighting Season of America’s Longest War

This is the Friday afternoon newsletter from The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Barack Obama to Seek Repair of U.S.-Israel Relations After Iran Vote

President Barack Obama said Friday he plans to move quickly after next month’s congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal to repair U.S. relations with Israel, following months of strained relations over his diplomatic outreach to Tehran.

Carly Fiorina: I Deserve a Spot on the Main Debate Stage

Carly Fiorina deserves to be in the next prime time debate, she said Friday, because her performance in national polls has improved significantly since the Aug. 6 debate in which she joined second-tier candidates on stage.

Scott Walker: Islamic Terrorists Likely Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border

Islamic terrorists are “most likely” smuggling themselves across the Mexican border, Scott Walker said in what his campaign framed as a major foreign-policy speech.

Could Donald Trump Win? Here Are Two Factors in His Favor

Could the Donald win the GOP nomination? The once far-fetched question is now worth considering as Donald Trump marches into his second month as the GOP presidential front-runner.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Ruling Clears Way for Unions, More

The Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter is The Wall Street Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

‘Draft Biden’ Team Works the Crowd at Democratic Gathering

Democrats hoping to draft Vice President Joe Biden into the presidential race are working the rooms at the party's summer meeting in Minneapolis. They say they're drawing crowds interested in a challenge to Hillary Clinton.

The Glass Half-Full Economy

This week offered several signs that beneath the wild swings in the stock market, the economy is far from tipping toward recession.

Obama Touts U.S. Economy’s Strength

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. economy "has been moving and continues to grow."

To Lure Supporters, Draft Biden Group Offers Chocolate Bars

As Vice President Joe Biden's supporters try to coax him to run for president, the conference hotel for the DNC summer meeting is a target-rich environment.

Clinton Super PAC Ad Attacks Jeb Bush Over ‘Anchor Babies’

The primary super PAC backing Democrat Hillary Clinton released an ad on Thursday criticizing Republican presidential candidates’ stances on immigration policy and highlighting controversial remarks the field’s frontrunners have made in recent weeks.

Six Ways Jeb Bush Could Sharpen His Image

John Feehery: To win the White House, Jeb Bush needs to look more presidential.

Ted Cruz Seeks to Team Up With Donald Trump at Iran Rally

Sen. Ted Cruz may be struggling to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign, but he is wants to team up with him for a rally in Washington against the Iran nuclear deal.

U.S. Point Man on Iran Sanctions to Visit Israel to Meet Netanyahu Aides  

The Obama administration’s point man on Iran sanctions, acting Undersecretary of Treasury Adam Szubin, is visiting Israel for three days of consultations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government beginning on Friday, according to U.S. officials.

Donald Trump Brings His Insult Show to South Carolina

The Donald Trump Show arrived in Greenville, S.C., on Thursday, and it did not disappoint.

‘Phishing for Phools’ and Market Disorder

Robert Litan: Akerlof and Shiller write that markets on and off the Internet are full of phishing behavior and that tricksters are not just one-off crooks but will remain part of capitalist economies.

Clinton Hits Lows on Favorability, Trustworthiness in Poll

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton hitting new lows on measures of honesty, favorability and trustworthiness, the latest evidence of Democratic frontrunner slipping in the polls.

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