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Labor Day Turns Attention Back to Minimum-Wage Debate

The White House and union leaders are using Labor Day reinvigorate efforts to raise the minimum wage.

5 Quotes From the Sunday Talk Shows

Lawmakers hit the airwaves Sunday to talk about the U.S. response to two big international tensions: Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and the growing threat posed by the Islamic State.

U.S. Sanctions Not Effective Against Russia, Senators Say

The Obama administration's use of sanctions as its primary tool to stop Russia from interfering in Ukraine isn't proving effective so far, senior lawmakers said Sunday.

Lawmakers Press for More U.S. Action on Islamic State

Top lawmakers stepped up pressure on the White House to more forcefully deal with the Islamic State, three days after President Barack Obama said the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against extremists.

A Top Democrat Says Obama “Too Cautious” on Islamic State

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee said President Barack Obama is “too cautious” in developing a plan to deal with the Islamic State.

As a Friend is Married, the Obamas Celebrate

The Obama family feted its longtime chef and friend, Sam Kass, on Saturday night as he married MSNBC’s Alex Wagner. The Obamas’ excursion to the wedding in Westchester County, N.Y., was a testament to the close relationship the president and first lady have developed with Mr. Show More Summary

Sunday Talk Preview: ISIS, Ukraine

The continuing threat to to the West posed by the Islamic State and the latest on the crisis in Ukraine are expected to be discussed on this Sunday’s news shows. Here are the guest lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press:

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns, Citing ‘False’ Rumors

The campaign manager for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election effort resigned late Friday, citing “false’’ and “unsubstantiated media rumors” about his role in past campaigns that he said had become a distraction to his current work.

Chelsea Clinton Leaves Gig at NBC News

Chelsea Clinton has left her part-time post at NBC News, citing her work at the family’s charitable foundation and the time she’ll soon be devoting to her new baby.

‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’ Will Haunt Obama

Peter Wehner: “We don’t have a strategy yet” are words that will haunt President Obama until he settles on a strategy that actually works.

A GOP Governor in Massachusetts? It Could Happen

Martha Coakley, the Democrat who famously lost the Senate race that launched Republican Scott Brown as a national figure, appears to be struggling in her campaign to become governor of Massachusetts.

Paul Ryan Defends Poverty Plan and ‘Accountability’

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) called for more accountability in the fight against poverty Friday and again walked back his "makers and takers" formulation that he now says was “disparaging” to poor Americans.

Marines’ Chesty XIV Promoted to Corporal, Despite Taste for Snacks

Despite lingering questions over his eating habits, the Marine Corps promoted its bulldog mascot to corporal.

Embracing Mitt: Romney’s Summer Comeback, in Photos

Mitt Romney has been in demand at GOP events across the country after a retreat from the spotlight following his 2012 presidential election loss. Here's a look at some of Mr. Romney's recent appearances.

Did the Health Law Raise or Lower Wages?

Salim Furth: The unexpected drop in wages scores a point for analysts who said the Affordable Care Act would lower wages.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama Cools Talk of Strikes Against Islamic State | Romney’s Resurgence | Politics of An Unclear Economy

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

Is the Stage Set for 2016 Debate Heavy on Foreign Policy?

Hillary Clinton's muscular vision of the U.S. role in the world could create one of the sharpest general election differences between herself and a potential Republican opponent.

Video: The Politics of an Unclear Economy

As the summer comes to a close and the election season heats up, U.S. economic data remain muddled. WSJ's Sudeep Reddy explains how Democrats and Republicans may use this information to communicate to voters on the health of the economy.

Bahrain Says State Department Official Still Not Welcome

Diplomatic tensions flared anew this week between the U.S. and longtime ally Bahrain, with the Gulf State denying a U.S. claim that a top State Department official had been invited back to the country after he was ejected in a dispute last month.

Obama on ISIS: ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

President Obama said, perhaps unartfully, that his administration is still developing policies to roll back the Sunni extremist group Islamic State.

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