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White House Labels Taliban ‘Armed Insurgency,’ Not Terrorists

The White House is drawing a sharp distinction between Afghanistan's Taliban and the Islamic State — describing the Taliban as an "armed insurgency."

Romney Emphasizes Struggling Middle Class and Poor in Speech Excerpts

Mitt Romney plans to say in a speech Wednesday that the economy is "looking up," and the wealthy are improving but the middle class and poor are not.

GOP Money Race: 32 Neighborhoods to Watch

If Republicans Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney both run for president in 2016, they likely will be fighting over donors from the same moneyed communities.

GOP Plans Bill to Halt Proposed IRS Rules on Tax-Exempt Groups

Republicans will seek to block the Obama administration from issuing new rules curbing use of tax-exempt organizations for political purposes.

Live Video and Chatter: Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearing

Loretta Lynch will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today at a confirmation hearing on her nomination to be U.S. attorney general. Here is video and live Twitter chatter.

Seib Video: A Quick Start to 2016 GOP Race

What set off the recent scramble by Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and Scott Walker? Jeb Bush's early move into the 2016 spotlight. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains why that's significant.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Lynch’s AG Confirmation Hearing Set to Begin | Obama Drops Plan to Raise Taxes on ‘529’ Accounts | Jeb Bush’s Influence

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

Ten Senate Democrats Call for Delay in Iran Sanctions Push

A group of 10 Senate Democrats said Tuesday they wouldn’t vote for new sanctions against Iran on the Senate floor until late March, in response to warnings from the White House that the measures could disrupt nuclear negotiations with Tehran.

Sgt. Bergdahl Still Awaiting General’s Decision On His Case

The Army general weighing whether to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in connection with leaving a military base in Afghanistan in 2009 has not yet made a decision on how to proceed in the case, Defense Department officials said Wednesday.

What the Demise of Obama’s 529 Plan Says About Tax Reform

David Wessel: Officials clearly didn't think through the politics of the plan--whatever its merits--and now the administration is in the embarrassing position of sending Congress a budget that includes a proposal the president has dropped.

Michelle Obama Not Blurred Out on Saudi TV

Erroneous reports circulated Tuesday that Saudi state television blurred first lady Michelle Obama's face at a meeting between President Barack Obama and the new Saudi king. Fake videos surfaced online of a blurred-out Mrs. Obama atShow More Summary

Obama Backtracks From Plan to Tax ’529? College Savings Accounts

John Feehery: The president's proposal suggested that he believes that middle-class parents who don't qualify for financial aid shouldn't get any kind of break on paying for college.

Paul Ryan Enlists Cheese Hunk in Trade Push

Yes, Rep. did in fact brandish a wedge of cheese, jolting awake a sleepy committee hearing on trade.

GSA Rolls Out Toolkit to Prevent New Social-Media Hacks

Following the hack of the U.S. Central Command’s primary Twitter and YouTube accounts, the U.S. General Services Administration is releasing a handbook on preventing cyber vandalism.

U.S. Intelligence Employee Crashed Drone on White House Grounds

The man who flew the small drone that crashed on the grounds of the White House early Monday morning was identified as an employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

The ECB’s Stimulus Buys Time. Will Europe Take Advantage of It?

David Wessel: The European Central Bank has launched an aggressive round of quantitative easing, buying European politicians some time. The question is whether they will make good use of it.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S. Spies on Millions of Cars | CIA Mission in Syria Goes Awry | The Politics of Obama’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

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

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Takes Step Toward 2016 Bid

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a formal step toward building a 2016 campaign apparatus, launching a committee to fund his national political activity.

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Stability Is King

Aaron David Miller: President Obama’s decision to cut short his trip to India and meet with the new Saudi king underscores that, for all its anomalies and contradictions, the U.S.-Saudi relationship is too big to fail.

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