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Capital Journal Daybreak: Risks Grow for U.S. Expansion, More

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

Will GOP Candidates’ Positions on Obamacare Matter in Crowded Field?

Drew Altman: Campaign rhetoric may give the impression that the ACA is a threshold issue for Republican voters, but polling indicates that it is just one of many issues GOP voters care about.

How Market Anxiety Could Affect the 2016 Presidential Election

The U.S. stock market suffered an anxiety attack on Monday. In the political world, the key question is whether that will produce a parallel anxiety attack among voters.

Rick Perry’s Iowa Chairman Leaves Campaign

The Iowa chairman of Republican Rick Perry’s presidential campaign has left the floundering operation, less than two weeks after news that the former Texas governor is no longer paying its staff.

White House Tiptoes Around Biden 2016 Questions

The White House ducked questions about a potential showdown between Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration who may end up squaring off in a Democratic primary race.

On Market Turmoil, GOP Presidential Hopefuls Hit China, Blame Obama

Republican presidential candidates jumped on Monday morning’s stock market slump to talk tough on China, attack the Obama administration, and ask for votes.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Biden Leans Toward 2016 Run, If….

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

Walker: ‘No Margin for Growth’ for Trump

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sat down with the Wall Street Journal on Sunday in Franklin, Tenn., during his campaign swing through the South to discuss how he plans to navigate Donald Trump's surge in the polls and his own slippage. Here are some excerpts of that conversation.

Aaron Zitner (Video): What’s the Best Way to Handle Trump?

Confront Donald Trump more directly? Line up alongside him? Or just ignore him? WSJ’s Aaron Zitner describes the three strategies GOP candidates are testing in their efforts to avoid the Trump juggernaut.

Five Quotes From the Sunday Talk Shows

Several presidential candidates spoke on Aug. 23 political talk shows, taking jabs at each other and defending themselves on positions they have taken as the 2016 campaign cycle begins to pick up steam. Here are some top quotes.

Biden Supporters Urge Him to Run for President

Vice President Joe Biden spent time over the weekend exploring a possible presidential bid, and his supporters took to the airwaves Sunday to portray him as a natural choice for the Democratic party’s nomination.

Former National Security Adviser Scowcroft Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal

Brent Scowcroft, the former national security adviser for two Republican presidents and considered a Washington sage, said he supports the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran and pressed Congress to support it.

Former National Security Adviser Scowcroft Endorses Iran Nuclear Dea’

Brent Scowcroft, the former national security adviser for two Republican presidents and considered a Washington sage, said he supports the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran and pressed Congress to support it.

Sunday Talk Preview: Immigration, Iran in Spotlight

Presidential candidates are expected to discuss immigration, Iran and other issues on the Sunday news shows.

Obama Calls Americans Who Subdued Gunman on French Train

Mr. Obama commended Spencer Stone and Aleksander Skarlatos, who serve in the military, and Anthony Sadler to “congratulate them for their courage and quick action,”

Kentucky GOP Votes for Caucus, Allows Rand Paul to for President and Senate

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, averting a potential setback in his home state, Saturday persuaded the Kentucky GOP to approve his proposal to switch the party’s presidential selection process from a primary to a caucus...

Democrats Plan to Stick With Fewer Presidential Debates

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stood by her party's decision to sharply limit the number of presidential debates this election cycle, saying that the small Democratic field required a different set up than the 17-candidate Republican race.

The Economic Roots of Voter Anger

Robert Litan: Voter anger has a real economic base. Sustainable campaigns, and 2016 winners, will figure out reliable ways to address it.

Alabama Sen. Sessions Backs Trump’s Immigration Platform

Donald Trump received a key endorsement for his immigration platform Friday night: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), one of the strongest proponents of restricting immigration in Congress.

My Dinner With Bernie Sanders, and His Many Fans

A presidential candidate has no anonymity and not much privacy. That I knew. But to see it play out in real life though, is an eye-opener.

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