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President Obama to Award Medals of Honor to Vietnam, Civil War Soldiers

President will award the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers and a Civil War officer, the White House said Tuesday, belatedly recognizing the soldiers for “conspicuous gallantry” decades after they served in combat. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and, the only surviving member of the group, Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat, [...]

Hagan’s Handshake Comes With Tough Words for Obama

When President Barack Obama visited North Carolina Tuesday, Sen. Kay Hagan welcomed him with a handshake and a tough critique of his approach to Veterans Affairs issues.

Bipartisan Agreement: Politicians Are to Blame for Economy’s Ills

Glen Bolger: Republican and Democratic voters alike blame elected officials in Washington for failing to act to improve the economy.

Boehner Video Stars Wind-Up Monkey

President Barack Obama may have helped win an Emmy award for his work with Zach Galifianakis, but House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) is making his play to wrest the quirky video crown away with his own odd co-star: a toy monkey.

Union Wins Documents in Row Over Staples-Post Office Deal

A postal workers union has won the latest round in its fight with the United States Postal Service over a program to offer postal products in Staples Inc. stores.

Does South Korea Really Face Extinction?

Stephen Sestanovich looks at the prediction that South Korea's low birth rate will lead to its extinction in 2750.

Congress Must Act to Get the Economy Back on Track

Maya MacGuineas: The larger lift for the economy will have to come from lawmakers since the Fed's efforts alone aren't sufficient..

Who’s Who in the Trial of Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell

This is the fifth week of the trial of former Gov. McDonnell and his wife on political corruption charges. Here's a guide to who's who in the trial and what they've said so far.

There’s Something Happening Here, What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear

Glen Bolger: A majority of voters say that there is something that upsets them enough that, if they could, they would carry a protest sign for a day.

Rick Perry’s PAC Capitalizes on Mug Shot

Texas Governor Rick Perry isn't shying away from his mugshot. Instead, his political action committee, RickPAC is hoping to raise money from it. For a $25 donation, a shirt with the image and the text: WANTED: For securing the border and defeating Democrats can be yours.

Races to Watch Tuesday in Arizona, Florida, More

Four states will hold primary elections or runoffs Tuesday: Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont. Tuesday will mark the second-to-last primary set this election cycle. Here’s a breakdown of the key races.

The Grassroots Feed Partisan Divides on Iraq, Syria and Islamic State

Going into a fall season in which the Islamic State will figure prominently in Washington debate, this much is clear, writes Gerald F. Seib: Politicians from both parties are reflecting the impulses that run through their parties at the grassroots.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S. Lays Groundwork for Syria Strike | Buffett’s Inversion Play Looks Awkward for White House

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

Seib Video: Congress’s Impending Decision on Iraq

In the coming weeks, Congress will be forced to ask itself about whether it wants to weigh in on the question of what the U.S. should do to stop the threat from the Islamic State. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the political circumstances behind the deliberation.

Warren Buffett’s Inversion Play Looks Awkward for White House

The White House might need a new poster child for its “tax fairness” campaign. Famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who President Barack Obama has lauded and named a signature proposal after, is helping finance a deal that would allow Burger King to reincorporate in Canada and potentially reduce its U.S. tax bill through a so-called inversion.

House GOP Hires $500-an-Hour Lawyers for Suit Against Obama

House Republicans disclosed the contract they signed with a Washington law firm hired to sue President Obama. The terms: $500 an hour, and a cap on $350,000 price tag for the contract, which runs until the next

Mission Creep in Iraq – By Email

Robin Wright: The U.S. is nearing the 100th airstrike on Islamic State targets in Iraq, but hasn't disclosed much about its actions.

Senator Calls for Burger King Boycott Over Inversion Talks

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D,. Ohio) was the first lawmaker to call for a boycott of Burger King, telling customers to shop elsewhere given the company’s pursuit of an acquisition that could allow it to avoid or curtail U.S. taxes.

So Sorry! British Embassy Apologizes for White House Tweet

The 200th anniversary of the British attack on Washington was celebrated with an event at the U.K. embassy in Washington -- which featured a White House cake and joked "Only sparklers this time!"

Help the Economy: Update Your Resume and Get a New Job

Salim Furth: Individuals can help themselves and the economy by brushing up their resumes: When a job change helps you, the rest of us are better off, too.

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