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With No Deal in Congress on Border, Obama Says He’ll ‘Act Alone’

President Obama says he'll act alone on immigration in light of the inability of the House and Senate to agree on his request for money to help deal with the crisis on the southern border.

President Obama’s Tortured Use of the Word ‘Folks’ Creates Buzz

President Barack Obama sparked a Twitter squall Friday when he said the U.S. had “tortured some folks” in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, highlighting the president’s long-standing tortured use of the word folk...

Q&A: Obama’s Possible Actions on Immigration

A Q&A on executive actions President Obama might pursue to address illegal immigration in the absence of congressional action.

Lessons for U.S. Policymakers in Gaza’s Chaos

Brian Katulis: Only a small part of the shifting dynamics in the Middle East are a consequence of U.S. policy errors.

Poll: Opposition to Health Law Hits a Record

Opposition to the federal health-care law hit a record 53% in the latest tracking survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Capital Journal Roundtable Video: U.S. Israel Relations, Congressional Recess, Midterms

In a roundtable discussion, WSJ reporters discuss U.S.-Israeli relations, the month to come in congressional politics, and where the candidates stand ahead of the midterm elections.

White House Photo Contest: Obama’s Kansas City Trip

Can you guess which photo came from the White House and which photo is from a news outlet? Look at the photos and vote in our poll.

Jen Psaki’s Boot Kicks Up Russian State Media Attention

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki's orthopedic boot has attracted the attention of Russian state media.

Jeff Sessions, The Other Senate Player in House Border Bill

While much attention has been focused on the role of Sen. Ted Cruz in Thursday's implosion over the House GOP border funding bill, lawmakers say a more active player from the Senate might have been Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.)

Christie’s Stumping Ahead of Primary Irks Some in New Hampshire GOP

MANCHESTER, N.H.— In a state known for its devotion to independence, not all GOP voters are pleased that the Republican Governors Association has gotten involved in a contested primary for state executive.

3 Takeaways From the Medicare Trustees Report

Drew Altman: Lost in the back and forth over the Medicare trustees' report is good news related to program savings.

Seib Video: The State of U.S.-Israeli Relations

WSJ's Jerry Seib and Jay Solomon explain what's caused a rift in the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Syrian Defector’s Photos Could Trigger War-Crimes Charges | GOP Regroups on Border Bill | Jobs Day: What Yellen, White House Will Look For

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

America’s Aging Economy

Robert Litan: The share of mature U.S. firms, or those at least 16 years old, rose 50 percentage points between 1992 and 2011. The share of private-sector workers employed in such mature firms increased over the same time.

Eric Cantor to Leave House on Aug. 18

Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.) said he will resign from the House on Aug. 18 after stepping down from his role as House majority leader Thursday.

It’s Jobs Day. Here’s What Yellen, the White House and Others Will Look For

Here's a quick guide for what Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and other aficionados--bank economists, White House advisers, Federal Reserve officials--will look for in the July jobs report, and why it matters.

Two African Leaders Cancel Trips to U.S. Summit

A planned gathering of African leaders in Washington, D.C., next week will continue as scheduled as an Ebola epidemic rages in West Africa, officials said, but two leaders, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, have canceled their visits so they can stay at home and address the burgeoning crisis.

Wyden and Hatch Propose Bill to Prevent Tax-Refund Identity Theft

Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), jointly proposed a set of changes to help fix the problem of tax-refund identity theft.

Just a Hint of Iran Sanctions Risk Stalls Bank Transactions

Even the discovery of the most tenuous connection to Iran can cause long delays to bank transactions, according to U.S. Department of Treasury records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Sanctions related delays have frozen transactions at Barclays and Standard Chartered.

Why the ‘Top Two’ Primary System Won’t Solve the Turnout Problem

Linda Killian: The "top two" primary system makes it much more difficult for third-party and independent candidates to qualify for the general-election ballot.

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