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Kerry, Kissinger, and Nuclear Deals That Fail

Stephen Sestanovich: A lesson from the Vladivostok agreement in the 1970s: If the Obama administration is going to defend a nuclear deal with Iran, it needs far more than a strong technical case.

GOP’s Enzi Seeks Budget Committee Gavel In Senate Power Play

Sen. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) on Friday began maneuvering to claim the gavel of the Senate Budget Committee in what could be the only contested chairmanship in the new Republican Senate.

Hillary Clinton Supporters See an Especially Tight Race in 2016

Hillary Clinton loyalists anticipate the 2016 presidential race will be exceedingly close and that possible Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Rand Paul could prove attractive to voters in battleground states.

Republican Relief at Obama’s Action on Immigration?

Linda Killian: Republican leaders know that some conservatives oppose presidential action on immigration but that other supporters, such as business owners who employ immigrants, want clarity.

Susan Morrison to Take Over as White House Pastry Chef

Susan Morrison will become the first-ever female executive pastry chef, the White House announced, in charge of planning, creating and supervising the dessert menus for all social events at the White House.

Politics Counts: No New Diversity in GOP’s Newly Won Districts

House Republicans had a good midterm election, giving them the biggest majority they’ve held since the 1920s and -- coupled with the GOP's new Senate majority -- prompting some in Washington to talk about a more productive 114th Congress.

Norquist Wants CBO’s Elmendorf to Exit

Several conservative economists have argued congressional Republicans should reappoint CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf next year. Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist disagrees.

Missing School Days Matters–Even in Pre-K

Richard V. Reeves: Skill development was much slower among chronically absent pre-schoolers, and the after-effects were still visible in second grade.

Political Wisdom: Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

Here's a roundup of political analysis of President Barack Obama's speech outlining his plan to give more than four million illegal immigrants in the U.S. a reprieve from deportation and a chance to apply for work permits.

House Committee Calls Gruber to Testify at Obamacare Hearing

Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist under fire for comments he made about the Affordable Care Act, is being asked to testify next month before Congress in a probe of the health law.

What’s Distinctive About Democrats’ Losses Under Obama? Their Magnitude.

Rhodes Cook: Midterm losses are not unusual, but after six years in office, no other president in the past half-century has seen their party lose more than 50 House seats or more than a dozen Senate seats.

Close Call: Obama Retrieves BlackBerry Ahead of Vegas Trip

President Barack Obama is still a Blackberry fan, and his attachment to the device was on full display Friday. Leaving on Marine One, he left the helicopter to run back into the White House. "I forgot something," he said.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Why Obama Had to Act on Immigration | U.S. Overstates Health-Care Enrollees | Fed Launches Bank-Supervision Review

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

Labor Officials Offer Praise, Criticism on Immigration Action

Labor officials, who hope to organize more immigrant workers in the coming years, largely applauded President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration but had some critiques and quickly warned Congress they'd keep fighting for related legislation.

Why President Obama Had to Act on Immigration

For President Barack Obama, Thursday's address to the nation was about much more than changing immigration policy. It was about changing the narrative that he draws red lines and doesn't follow through.

Live Blog: Analyzing Obama’s Speech on Immigration Overhaul

President Barack Obama gave a speech in which he announced that as many as five million illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. Here is our live blog.

Obama’s Immigration Speech Kicks Off Long Fight Ahead

President Barack Obama did more in 15 minutes Thursday night to ignite a divisive debate across the country he had once promised to unite than at any other moment during his six years in the White House.

Full Transcript: Obama’s Speech on Immigration Overhaul

President Barack Obama announced that as many as five million illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. Here is the text of his speech, as provided by the White House.

Video and Live Chatter: Obama’s Immigration Speech

Video and live chatter of President Obama's remarks about his executive action to change immigration policy.

Live Blog: Obama Announces Immigration Overhaul in Thursday Night Speech

President Barack Obama was preparing Thursday to announce that as many as five million illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. Here is our live blog.

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