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Where Are the Democratic Outside Groups in Georgia Special House Election?

With Democrats pouring so much time and energy into Georgia's special House race today, why are the party's independent fundraising groups so out-gunned by their Republican counterparts?

Capital Journal Daybreak: Is Georgia’s 6th District Ready to Change Parties Again?

HIGHLIGHTS Is Georgia’s 6th District Ready to Change Parties Again? Seib Video: How to Interpret 2017?s Special Elections Senate GOP Plans Health-Care Vote Next Week Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Partisan Drawing of Election Maps Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Blue-State Republicans Ask Treasury to Keep Deduction of State and Local Tax

Seven blue-state House Republicans – joined by dozens of Democratic colleagues – asked the Trump administration to reconsider its proposal to repeal the deduction for payment of state and local taxes.

Money is Pouring Into the Georgia House Race — Here’s Where It’s Coming From

The $60 million special House election in Georgia has turned into the most expensive House race in history, but the money is coming from different sources on either side of the fight between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel.

Trey Gowdy Wants to Avoid Showdowns With D.C. Government as House Oversight Chair

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the new chairman of the House oversight committee, signaled that he was unlikely to use the perch to try to impose congressional will on the actions of the local government.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What’s at Stake in Georgia’s Sixth District?

HIGHLIGHTS In Georgia House Race, Parties Battle for New Swing Voters Seib Video: What’s at Stake in Georgia’s Sixth District U.S. Says It Shot Down Syrian Aircraft Trade War Risks From ‘National Security’ Tariffs Good morning. Here are our top stories:  Parties Battle for New Swing Voters:  This Tuesday’s U.S. House special election in Georgia […]

In Georgia Special Election, Democrats Find Hope in Recent Losses

Georgia's special election for a House seat takes place in one of the nation's most highly educated districts. Democrats are taking hope from the fact that they won the most-educated communities in the course of losing special House elections this year in Kansas and Montana.

Here’s How Pence Could Pay for a Personal Lawyer in Special Counsel Russia Probe

Vice President Mike Pence’s hiring of a personal lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russia probe prompted some in Washington to ponder how the former governor, whose financial disclosure last year appeared to show a negative net worth, plans to pay him.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Path for Obstruction: Lessons From Nixon Era

HIGHLIGHTS The Path for Obstruction: Lessons From Nixon Era Seib Video: The Rough State of America’s Political Discourse Trump to Tighten Policy on Cuba, Curbing Tourism Conservatives Sound Alarm About Senate Health Bill Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: After Shooting, Trump Uses ‘Political Soberness’ in Address

HIGHLIGHTS In a Capital Shaken by a Shooting, President Uses ‘Political Soberness’ in Address Mueller Probe Examining Whether Trump Obstructed Justice Senate Votes to Move Ahead on Additional Sanctions Against Russia Syria’s Newest Flashpoint Is Bringing U.S. Show More Summary

Baseball Field Shooting: Where Lawmakers Were When Gunfire Started

Republican lawmakers provided vivid details of how the shooting unfolded Wednesday morning, when a gunman began his attack from the third-base dugout area, wounding five. Here is where the lawmakers and other participants were when the shooting began.

Democrats, Republicans Call for End to Political Vitriol After Virginia Shooting

Here's reaction in Washington to the shooting at a Virginia baseball field Wednesday in which Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional aide, a lobbyist and two Capitol Police officers were injured.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obamacare Repeal Effort Is, So Far, Moving Faster Than Obamacare Passage

HIGHLIGHTS Obamacare Repeal Effort Is, So Far, Moving Faster Than Obamacare Passage Sessions: Talk of Russia Collusion Is ‘Appalling’ Federal Reserve Expected to Deliver Rate Increase American Jailed in North Korea Returns Home Seib Video: Republicans Are Worried About House Seats Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Latest Recommendations for Companies on Responding to a Trump Tweet

President Trump's propensity for tweeting directly at companies has sent waves through the crisis communications landscape over the past six months, and executives must be prepared to defend their companies, industry experts Joele Frank and George Sard told attendees of the WSJ CFO Network annual meeting.

TV Journalists Report Warnings Not to Interview Senators Without Permission

Television and video journalists on Capitol Hill said they were warned Tuesday that they needed permission to conduct video interviews in the halls of Congress, prompting protests from Democratic senators.

McCain Warns That Firing Mueller Would Be ‘Explosive’

Sen. John McCain warned Tuesday that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would rank as the most "explosive" move President Donald Trump could make in his presidency.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What the White House Wants to Discuss This Week, More

HIGHLIGHTS What the White House Wants to Talk About This Week Seib Video: What to Watch in Jeff Sessions’s Testimony Trump Weighing Firing Special Counsel, Confidant Says Trump Takes Aim at Financial Rulebook Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump Says She Was Surprised by ‘Viciousness’ in Washington

Ivanka Trump said Monday she was surprised by the ferocity of some of the opposition to President Donald Trump and his agenda, but said it wouldn't deter the administration’s policy plans.

Sens. Murray, Warren Request Probe of Whether Trump ‘Undermined’ Obamacare

Sens. Patty Murray and Elizabeth Warren have asked the Health and Human Services Department's internal watchdog for an investigation into Trump administration actions that could have "undermined" the Affordable Care Act.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Three Things to Watch in Sessions’s Testimony

Sessions Testimony Will Keep Attention on Russia Probe Seib Video: What Everyone Missed in Comey’s Testimony Trump to Call for Curbs on CFPB Capitol Hill Lacks Clarity on Debt-Ceiling Date Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

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