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Senate, in Break From Past, Holds Closed Hearing on Intelligence Threats

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence met behind closed doors with top intelligence officials to review various threats around the world.

Poll Shows Scott Walker’s Strength Holding in Iowa

On the heels of a well-received speech last month, another Iowa poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's early strength holding in the key Republican nominating contest.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What Will Happen to Keystone XL? | Showdown Over Homeland Security Funding | Enduring Appeal of Obama-Bashing

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

Medicare Spending Cuts and Hospital Productivity Gains

Drew Altman and Dana Goldman: Hospital productivity increased significantly from 2002 to 2011, growing faster than had generally been predicted.

The Enduring Appeal of Obama-Bashing

President Barack Obama may be a lame duck with no elections left to run, as he likes to remind audiences, but Republicans aren't done using him as a foil.

Netanyahu Rejects Offer of Meeting With Senate Democrats

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined an invitation to meet with Senate Democrats during his upcoming visit to Washington, a move likely to heighten partisan tensions over his planned speech to Congress.

Carly Fiorina Allies Form Super PAC to Back Possible White House Run

Allies of Carly Fiorina on Tuesday evening launched a super PAC to back a potential presidential run by the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive.

Barack Obama Has Issued Fewer Vetoes Than 75% of Presidents

Mr. Obama’s statement saying legislation that would have approved the pipeline project “has earned my veto” was a rarity for a president who has wielded his veto pen fewer times than any U.S. leader in more than a century.

Burwell: Administration Has ‘No Plans’ If Court Throws Out Health Tax Credits

The secretary of Health and Human Services told a key Republican senator the administration has no plan should the Supreme Court gut the Affordable Care Act in a case to be heard next week.

Mitch McConnell Backs Rand Paul’s Bid to Run for Both Senate, White House

Sen. Rand Paul's effort to get around a state law barring him from running for both the presidency and re-election to the Senate on the same ballot in 2016 got a boost from Sen. Mitch McConnell Tuesday.

Patricia Arquette and Equality Challenges for Women Around the World

Robin Wright: Meryl Streep's fist-pumping Patricia Arquette at the Oscars for her feisty speech on equal pay raises the question: What about women and girls around the globe?

When CMS Director’s Post Opens — Again — Will Obama Step Up?

Chris Jacobs: President Obama's actions have contributed to a lack of permanent leadership in CMS for most of the past eight years.

Senators Suggest Private Meeting Between Netanyahu, Lawmakers

Two top Senate Democrats warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his planned speech to Congress next week could have "lasting repercussions," and suggested instead a private meeting with lawmakers.

5 Reasons to Expect Congress Will Act to Keep Homeland Security Agency Open

John Feehery: DHS funding may expire on Friday, but when it comes to congressional action we haven't even reached the two-minute warning.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Asks Authorities to Lift Capitol Hill Sledding Ban

Washington, D.C.'s non-voting delegate in Congress urges authorities on Capitol Hill to revoke a 9/11-era ban on sledding on the Capitol grounds.

Labor Force Participation: Who Is Working Less?

Salim Furth: One issue with the approach Mr. Hall and Mr. Petrosky-Nadeau take is that participation and income are not at all independent. All else being equal, those who work less earn less.

U.S. to Grant Work Permits to Spouses of Some Skilled Immigrants

Spouses of certain high-skilled immigrants working in the U.S. will soon be able to apply for work authorization of their own, the Obama administration is announcing Tuesday.

Senate to Hold Hearings on Fed Reform, FSOC Transparency

Sen. Richard Shelby, the chairman of the powerful Senate Banking Committee, on Monday night unveiled the next month’s worth of hearings, providing a good look at his early legislative priorities.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S., Iran Explore 10-Year Nuclear Freeze | Janet Yellen’s Testimony | Sen. Bernie Sanders on 2016 Hurdles

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

Eric Cantor, the Banker, Opens Office in Washington

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is opening up a Washington office for investment bank Moelis & Co.

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