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Christie Says Springsteen’s Music Still His Favorite

Rest easy, Bruce Springsteen fans. Chris Christie has not abandoned his love for the Boss.

Rules Take Center Stage Ahead of First Debate

Ahead of the first major debate among Republican presidential candidates Thursday, the pre-fight rhetoric isn’t so much about the most important policy issues facing the country as it is about the rules of the debate itself.

Trump Commands Rivals’ Attention on Talk Shows

Trump was the name on every Sunday show host’s lips, forcing a number of other GOP presidential hopefuls to field questions about the real-estate magnate. Several of his rivals opted for a soft approach on the billionaire, who has jumped to the front of the Republicans’ 2016 field, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

Countering the Islamist Violence Rising in Egypt

Mokhtar Awad and Brian Katulis: The Egyptian government’s policies of repression are motivating a new generation of Islamists to turn to violence. The spectrum of the opposition's zero-sum politics on one end and regime repression on the other has hindered possibilities for national reconciliation.

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders–and Voter Dissatisfaction

Linda Killian: Mr. Trump's negatives among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, at 40%, are close to his positive ratings, 51%, according to Gallup's most recent data.

Ted Cruz Super PAC Donors: Some Divided Loyalties

A network of super PACs supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has collected almost $38 million, but some of the money came from people with divided loyalties.

Grassley Queries Dealings Between Clinton Aide, Supporter’s Company

A Republican senator is asking the State Department for records laying out the dealings between a top aide to Hillary Clinton and a company co-founded by a former aide to ex-President Bill Clinton, and he raised questions about a possible conflict of interest.

After Mullah Omar’s Death, the Taliban Could Fracture Further

Michael Kugelman: Don't count on this becoming a sort of kumbayah moment for the Taliban. Tensions regarding the relationship with Pakistan, long a sore point for many in the Taliban, could boil over.

Larry Ellison Among 4 Big Donors to Marco Rubio Super PAC

A super PAC backing the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida collected $16 million in the first six months of the year, with three quarters of the money coming from just four donors.

Rick Perry Super PACs: Home State Billionaires Deliver

Two super PACs supporting Rick Perry raked in more than $11 million from just two Texas billionaires.

Wisconsin Billionaire Gives $5 Million to Walker Super PAC

About 60% of the money raised by the super PAC backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came from just four individuals and companies, a disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday showed.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Billionaires Line Up Behind Jeb Bush, More

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.

Pro-Huckabee PAC’s Big Donation: Not Chicken Feed

The super PAC backing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee received the lion’s share of its money from a single donor, Ronald M. Cameron, a major poultry producer in his home state.

As Deadline Neared, $1 Million Checks Boosted Clinton Super PAC

Priorities USA Action, the primary super PAC backing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, raised $15.6 million in the first half of the year from 33 donors, a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Friday showed.

Hillary Clinton’s Emails, Round Three — Live Dive

The State Department is publishing thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state on Friday, the third major release of the Democratic front-runner's email records. Here's the rundown on what we have discovered.

Obama and the Third-Term Fantasy

Aaron David Miller: As the president noted, the Constitution does not allow him a third term. But let’s say he could run again. Is Mr. Obama right? Would he win?

SNL’s Jay Pharoah: How Obama Would Order a Big Mac

Saturday Night Live star Jay Pharoah spoke with WSJ's Christopher John Farley about what it takes to pull off the perfect President Obama impression. One example: how the president orders a Big Mac, stretching out the order as long as possible. Here's the clip.

Clinton Looks to Put 2016 Rivals on Defense on Cuba

Hillary Clinton in Miami on Friday will address an issue that’s important to Hispanics, again calling for an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

Capital Journal Daybreak: EPA Emissions Rule Sticks to Tough Targets, 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.

What to Watch in Super PACs’ Disclosures

The deadline for campaign disclosures earlier this month offered the first glimpse at the donors bankrolling the 2016 presidential election. Friday’s next round of filings, from super PACs, will help fill in more of the picture. Here's what we're watching for.

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