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Stop-Trump Groups Air Ads Aiming to Unbind Delegates

The first ads from groups aiming to unbind Republican National Convention delegates are set to air beginning Thursday, marking a new offensive in the effort to strip the GOP nomination away from presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Attacks Because He Can’t Defend

Hillary Clinton defended herself against attacks from GOP opponent Donald Trump, accusing him of targeting her to divert attention from what she called his hollow ideas for creating jobs and improving people’s lives.

The Key Point of Donald Trump’s Speech Attacking Hillary Clinton

John Feehery: This is the year of outsider. It’s a change election. And Hillary Clinton personifies the status quo.

Brent Scowcroft, National Security Adviser to Two GOP Presidents, Backs Clinton

Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser for two Republican presidents and a respected voice in Washington, on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, saying her experience, judgment and understanding of the world prepare her for the job of commander in chief.

Will Medicare Premium Increases Be an Issue in November?

Chris Jacobs: Higher-than-expected Medicare spending in 2014 and 2015 set the stage for a large premium adjustment in 2016.

House Democrats Stage Sit-In Protest To Urge Gun Bill Vote

House Democrats sat on the chamber’s floor Wednesday, staging a “sit-in” in their most attention-grabbing protest since the Orlando, Fla. massacre to demand a vote on legislation to tighten gun laws.

Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Trimmed Spending in May as Donations Fell

Bernie Sanders's campaign spent less than a third in May as in the previous month, as donations to the his campaign plummeted.

Donald Trump Sticks With ‘King of Debt’ Moniker

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to embrace his nickname “the king of debt,” drawing a comparison between his corporate debt practices and what he would do with the nation’s debt if he were president.

House Republicans Seek to Eliminate IRS Chief’s Paycheck

Republicans have a new idea for attacking IRS Commissioner John Koskinen: Stop paying him. Mr. Koskinen’s salary of about $167,000 a year would be cut to zero until the next president takes office, under an amendment the House of Representatives is considering this week.

Behind Bipartisan Gun Bill, Lunches and a Lot of Text Messages

When Senate Republicans met for lunch last Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins indicated that she wanted to break through the partisan gridlock with a fresh approach to preventing suspected terrorists from buying firearms. Here's how she and other crafted the bipartisan bill unveiled on Tuesday.

In State Department Officials’ Protest, an Implausible Strategy Toward Syria

Aaron David Miller: The strategic goal of the State Department dissenters--for the U.S. "to lead a global effort to put an end to this conflict once and for all"--seems beyond the capacity of the Obama administration, and perhaps the next one too.

White House Won’t Change Course in Syria or in Language About Extremism

The White House has made clear President Barack Obama doesn’t intend to shift course in Syria, despite criticism not just on the campaign trail but now from dozens of State Department officials.

Administration to Target Young Adults for Health-Plan Enrollment

The Obama administration plans a targeted effort to get young adults and other holdouts this fall to sign up for coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s next open enrollment.

Gary Johnson’s Economic Policy: I’ll Sign Whatever Cuts Congress Sends Me

Libertarian Gary Johnson's folksy, upbeat presidential campaign is based around a simple principle: less government. But presidents govern through policies, not just principles, and Mr. Johnson is much weaker on policy than on principle.

Donald Trump Vows to Match Up to $2 Million in Donations

Donald Trump on Tuesday emailed supporters a plea in which he vowed to match up to $2 million in donations in the next 48 hours, following a fundraising report that showed he had just $1.3 million in the bank at the end of May.

Hillary Clinton to Rally House Democrats at Capitol Hill Meeting

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on Wednesday will meet with House Democrats in a move to rally the troops ahead of the July nominating convention.

In Senate Vote, Hints of Change in Gun-Control Politics?

Are the politics of guns changing in light of Orlando? If they are, one sign could be found in subtle shifts in politicians’ positions on various legislative proposals aimed at tightening the country’s firearms laws.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Gun-Control Debate, Campaign 2016, More

Today on the campaign trail and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

Donald Trump Shuns Social Security Reform, Takes Target off GOP’s Back

Donald Trump has said he’s not going to change or cut Social Security, depriving Hillary Clinton of one classic line of Democratic attack on Republicans: telling voters that the GOP is a threat to their Social Security benefits.

The Other Major Refugee Crisis: 3 Million Afghans

Michael Kugelman: Syria’s refugee crisis dominates headlines, but the Afghan refugee crisis is significant—and has the potential to undermine the future of a country in which the U.S. has invested so much.

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