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How a Deal on Tax Extenders Would Add to the Debt

Maya MacGuineas: That we are only now discussing what do to about tax breaks that expired nearly a year ago underscores just how broken our government has become.

Obama Pardons Turkey Named Cheese in Thanksgiving Tradition

In an annual Thanksgiving ritual, President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a 48-pound turkey in a ceremony at the White House.

5 Questions About the EPA’s Smog Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far-reaching federal pollution restrictions. Here are five things you need to know about the standard.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Hagel’s Tense Year | Ferguson Beefs Up Response | Huckabee Defies Assumptions

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

Opportunities for Tech Workers, Firms in Obama’s Immigration Order

Robert Litan: If Congress gets around to sending an immigration bill to the president, it should include the H-1B portability provisions that are in his executive order.

Seib Video: Is Extending Iran Talks a Political Risk?

The U.S. and allies have extended negotiations aimed preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon by seven months. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains the political opportunities and the political risks for the Obama administration with this move.

Mike Huckabee Defies Assumptions About GOP 2016 Field

The WSJ/NBC poll numbers on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's favorability serve as a reminder that many assumptions about the 2016 GOP field are premature.

On Twitter, Obama Loyalists Counter Schumer on Health Law

Obama aides and former staffers pushed back hard against Chuck Schumer on Tuesday — taking to Twitter to upbraid the veteran New York lawmaker for his comments on health care.

The Case for Obama Going to Ferguson

Dan Schnur: Barack Obama should go to Ferguson--not because he can single-handedly prevent another outbreak of violence or magically heal the nation’s racial divisions but because he has an opportunity to lead.

White House Condemns Ferguson Violence

The White House condemned the violence and looting that happened in Ferguson on Monday following the decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

Schumer: Health Law Took Democrats Off Course

Democrats smarting from this year's midterm losses need to focus on policies benefiting the middle class, something they failed to do when they pursued the 2010 federal health-care law, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday.

How the Data Show the Economic Recovery Is Still Young

Josh Bivens: Data released on Tuesday highlight that the economic recovery from the Great Recession, despite having gone on for more than five years, is still very young.

Why the GOP Is Better Off Passing an Omnibus Spending Bill

John Feehery: It is better for Republicans to get this year's spending priorities behind them and start with a blank slate in January, when they can embark on regular order.

Reporter’s Notebook: My Life’s Strange Intersections With Marion Barry

The death of former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Jr. this week at age 78 is a strangely poignant moment in my household.

Obama Takes Cautious Approach on Possible Ferguson Visit

On Ferguson, President Barack Obama has been hesitant to fully embrace the mantle of consoler-in-chief.

Schumer to Democrats: Convince Middle Class We’re on Their Side

Democrats smarting from this year's midterm losses need to embrace their party's pro-government roots, not run away from them, and make a better case to voters that an effective government can help the middle-class, Sen. Charles Schumer will say Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton Struggled to Find ’92 Role, Confidante Recounts

As important as she was in her husband’s political ascent, Hillary Clinton had difficulty carving out a proper role to play in Bill Clinton’s first campaign for the White House, a new batch of interviews with former Clinton campaign and White House aides shows.

Seib Video: Defense Secretary Hagel to Depart Amid Frustrations

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the first casualty of the midterm election.

5 Things to Know About What Comes Next in Iran Nuclear Talks

Iran and six major powers agreed to extend nuclear talks for another seven months, having failed to meet Monday’s night’s deadline to reach an agreement. So what happens next?

From an Unlikely Source, Praise for an Obama Approach to Social Policy

David Wessel: The book's case studies illustrate how determined technocrats sometimes manage to get things done in Washington, a welcome contrast to the belief that only campaign contributors and well-funded lobbyists get their way.

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