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Capital Journal Daybreak: Islamic State Tactics Shift

Counterterrorism officials believe Islamic State has changed its tactics by borrowing from al Qaeda’s playbook, and more in the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter.

What the Early Voting Data Show in Louisiana Governor Race

Early voting has jumped significantly in Louisiana’s race for governor—up 58% compared to 2011—giving Democrats some reasons for cautious optimism in a race with national implications.

Donald Trump Draws Fire for Comments on Muslim Database

Republican Donald Trump is drawing new criticism after comments in which he discussed the need for stepped up domestic surveillance and appeared to endorse creating a Muslim registration database.

Why Didn’t Obama Give Hillary Clinton’s Speech on Defeating ISIS?

Brian Katulis: The overarching strategic framework and key ingredients recommended by both the president and his former secretary of state are similar.

Senate Democrats’ Bill Would Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Seen as Security Hole

Senate Democrats, seeking to head off legislation to halt and overhaul a program to take in Syrian and Iraqi refugees, are focusing instead on tightening a program that makes it easier for foreigners to travel to the U.S. without obtaining a visa.

5 Things to Know About UnitedHealth’s Obamacare Warning

Five ways that UnitedHealth's doubts about participation on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will affect the law.

How the Paris Attacks and Terrorism Are Reshaping the 2016 Campaign

Aaron David Miller: Not since the Iranians manipulated the U.S. hostage crisis in 1980 has a foreign actor had such capacity to shape a presidential election.

UnitedHealth Group CEO: Why We May Exit Obamacare Marketplaces

Here are comments from UnitedHealth Group's top executive on why it was considering withdrawing from the Obamacare marketplaces.

Martin O’Malley to Accept Public Campaign Financing — and Limits

Martin O’Malley has decided to accept public financing for his flagging campaign, a move that will will boost his coffers in the short term but makes him subject to strict spending limits that will constrain his ability to compete with his better-funded rivals down the road.

Tell Us About Your Experience With the Affordable Care Act

As the Affordable Care Act movies into its third year of enrollment, we want to hear from Americans about their experiences with health care under the law. If you have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, share your experience in the form below. We may contact you for a story.

Capital Journal: Alleged Paris-Attack Mastermind Is Dead

The alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks was killed in a police raid on Wednesday, the Paris prosecutor said, and more in Capital Journal Daybreak.

2016 Candidates’ Big Initiatives Face a Big Barrier: Congress

Presidential candidates are talking about big initiatives, but it will be difficult getting them through Congress.

Hillary Clinton to Lay Out Strategy Against Islamic State

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for president, is laying out her strategy for defeating Islamic State and dismantling the growing terrorist infrastructure in a speech Thursday aimed at better defining her approach to what has become an acute foreign-policy challenge.

Club for Growth, Long an Establishment Gadfly, Takes Aim at Outsider Carly Fiorina

The conservative Club for Growth is casting doubt on another Republican presidential contender with less experience in elected office than many of her rivals. The target this time: Carly Fiorina, whom it criticized as "a mixed bag for economic conservatives."

Q&A: How Does the Syrian Refugee Screening Process Work?

This week dozens of state governors said they would refuse Syrian refugees, citing national security concerns after the Paris attacks. The Obama administration pushed back on those announcements and stressed that the governors had little power to do so. Show More Summary

Koch Brothers Nonprofits’ Spending Surged in 2014

Two conservative groups backed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch spent a combined $220 million in 2014, according to tax returns filed this week, up from $57 million the previous year.

The Case for Reassessing U.S. Strategy Toward Syria and Against ISIS

Michael Singh: Asked last week if Islamic State was growing in strength, President Obama said the group has been "contained" territorially. Yet in 2014, the president described containment as an insufficient goal.

Jell-O, Steel, Play-Doh: What Voters Think 2016 Candidates Are Made Of

David Wessel: Asked to describe presidential candidates as if they were members of one’s family, participants in an Ohio focus group said of Donald Trump: "He's the crazy uncle. He's the drunk uncle. He's the smart-alecky teenager."

Elizabeth Warren Calls Corporate-Profits Proposals a ‘Wet Kiss’ to Tax Avoiders

President Barack Obama’s plan to change how U.S. multinational companies are taxed is a “giant wet kiss” to tax-avoiding corporations, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Wednesday.

Barack Obama: U.S. Syrian Refugee Debate ‘Feeds Islamic State’

President Barack Obama said the debate over the potential resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. had turned into a recruiting tool for Islamic State militants.

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