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Obama Heads to Oregon Amid Frustration in Gun-Control Camp

The day before President Barack Obama heads to Oregon to meet with families of victims in the Oregon mass shooting, a group of about 30 clergy and community organizers gathered outside the White House, calling on Obama to “use his position to achieve gun control without Congress.

Sanders Heads to Arizona to Grab His First Congressional Endorsement

Arizona is the next stop for Sen. Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) on his quest for the Democratic presidential primary nod, where he will on Friday receive his first congressional endorsement.

Who’s (Still) in the Running to Replace Boehner?

Here is a list of the members still in the running to replace House Speaker John Boehner -- and some who say they aren't interested in the top job.

After McCarthy’s Withdrawal, Keeping Calm About House Speaker Election

John Feehery: Being speaker of the House is more like an inside manufacturing job than an outside sales job. You don’t have to be ideologically pure or a movement leader.

Chris Christie on House Speaker Drama: ‘I Quite Frankly Don’t Care’

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said he didn’t care who became the new House speaker in the wake of the sudden resignation of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from seeking the top GOP slot.

One Step Boehner Can Take in the Face of Conservative Republicans’ Revolt

Jim Manley: Mr. Boehner needs to repudiate the "Hastert rule," under which the only bills that get to the floor have majority support within the Republican caucus.

A Mystery in Ben Carson’s Ties With Supplement Maker Mannatech

In a strange twist, Ben Carson’s campaign is disavowing a videotaped statement made by Mr. Carson several years ago about his relationship with nutritional-supplement maker Mannatech Inc., which has weathered regulatory scrutiny over allegedly illegal claims that its products cured cancer and other diseases.

How Hillary Clinton Would Change Wall Street

Hillary Clinton released her policy platform for regulating Wall Street and the financial industry, addressing what she says are remaining holes and loopholes seven years after the financial crisis.Here are the main planks.

Court Declines to Consolidate Clinton Emails Lawsuits

A federal court has denied a State Department request to consolidate and coordinate the dozens of lawsuits seeking public release of records from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's time in office — effectively ensuring that the steady stream of disclosures will continue uninterrupted.

What Vladimir Putin Can, and Can’t, Accomplish in Syria

Aaron David Miller: Even if he wanted to, Russian President Vladimir Putin can’t support a campaign to make Syria whole again under Bashar al-Assad’s control.

Chris Christie Says Donald Trump Mistaken on Syria, Mocks Wall Idea

Gov. Chris Christie faulted Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for his comments that the U.S. should see Russia’s current intervention in Syria as a way to drive back the Islamic State.

Seib Video: Three Consequences of Hillary Clinton’s TPP Stance

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced she opposes President Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. WSJ's Jerry Seib discusses the three political consequences of this decision.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Consequences of Hillary Clinton’s Opposition to TPP Trade Deal, 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.

White House Touts Joe Biden as Hillary Clinton Diverges From Obama Policy

As Hillary Clinton has increasingly distanced herself from the president she used to work for, the White House has played up Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a challenge to the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 Democratic primary.

Hillary Clinton to GOP Critics: Read My Book

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said it mailed out 14 copies of her nearly 600 page book last week to GOP presidential candidates, as a response to attacks made during the second Republican debate on Mrs. Clinton’s record.

Hillary Clinton Calls NRA as Stubborn as ‘Iranians’ or ‘Communists’

Ratcheting up her attack on the nation’s gun lobbyists, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the National Rifle Association is as stubborn in its negotiating stance as “the Iranians or the communists.”

Millennial, Gen X or Boomer: How the Hillary Clinton Emails Read to Different Generations

To say Hillary Clinton’s emails have been getting some attention is like saying Donald Trump has taken a bit of a liking to Twitter. While there have been few big revelations in the thousands of pages of messages released by the State Department, the emails have more often provided a glimpse into the more-mundane day-to-day work activities of Mrs. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Rules Out New Regs to Fix Climate Change

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio defended his position that climate change should be addressed by market-based solutions rather than blanket legislation or global accords, in response to voters here who prodded him on the issue.

‘The Martian’ and Obstacles to Manned Space Exploration

Michael Singh: Are films like "The Martian" inspiring far-fetched dreams--or might astronauts land on Mars in the coming decades?

Hillary Clinton Backs CFPB in Main Street-Wall Street Debate

Hillary Clinton is urging fellow Democrats to stand firm in their defense of a young federal agency created to empower Main Street against Wall Street, offering a glimpse into her broader financial industry policy expected to be unveiled shortly in her presidential campaign.

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