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Ted Cruz Says GOP Leader McConnell Told ‘Flat-Out Lie’

Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative Texas firebrand and Republican presidential candidate, on Friday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) of lying to him, in an unusually personal jab for a body that holds itself to a strict standard of decorum.

Here Are Hillary Clinton’s Proposed Capital-Gains Tax Rates

Hillary Clinton is proposing a sharp increase in the capital-gains tax rate for the highest earners for investments held only a few years, a campaign official said Friday. Here is a look at her proposed scale.

How India Could Benefit From the Iran Nuclear Deal

Brian Katulis: If Congress rejects the agreement on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. efforts to impose more sanctions in the wake of the consensus created by the nuclear deal may end up isolating the United States, not Iran.

Why War Isn’t inevitable if Congress Rejects the Iran Nuclear Deal

Aaron David Miller: The theory that war with Iran is inevitable rests on several highly arguable contentions.

Seib Video: Ukraine Tensions Flare Again

As tensions rise again in Ukraine, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses what Russia’s Vladimir Putin wants with the region, and what the U.S. is trying to do to help the Ukrainian army.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Turkey Strikes Islamic State Targets in Syria, 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.

What the ‘Cadillac Tax’ Accomplishes–and What Could Be Lost in Repeal

David Wessel: Repealing the Cadillac tax would be a significant setback to efforts to curtail tax breaks and other policies that, while popular, encourage overuse of the health-care system or favor inefficient health-care providers.

DNC Partially Lifts Ban on Donations From Lobbyists and PACs

The Democratic National Committee once again will begin raising money for its convention account from federal lobbyists and political action committees, partially lifting a ban imposed by President Barack Obama in 2008.

What to Know About the Kurds – The Short Answer

As Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria continue to be battlegrounds in Islamic State's brutal push in the Middle East, the U.S. and its NATO allies--in their efforts to help push back the militants--have turned to guerrillas affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. Here's what to know about the Kurds.

Jeb Bush Learns Perils of Medicare Overhaul Proposal

Jeb Bush learned Thursday that it’s still politically treacherous to talk about entitlement reform, after the Democrats hit him for raising a Medicare overhaul proposal that has become standard for Republicans.

Hillary Clinton Rebuffs Liberals’ Push to Break Up Banks

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for president, said she would not be pushed by liberals in her party to advocate for a breakup of big banks or the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall law that separated commercial and investment banking.

At U.S.-Mexico Border, Donald Trump Says He Won’t Leave GOP — for Now

As many headaches as Donald Trump gives establishment Republicans by stealing the spotlight of the party’s primary campaign, he could make things far worse by running as an independent or third-party candidate for president.

Democrats Pounce on Jeb Bush’s Remark that Medicare Should Be ‘Phased Out’

Democrats pounce on Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s remarks Wednesday that he wants to “phase out” Medicare, the health insurance program that serves as a lifeline for many seniors.

George Pataki: I Can Win If Voters Pay Attention to Me

Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he accomplished more in office than any other Republican running for the party's presidential nomination. And if he can compete, he says, he can win.

Q&A: Your Questions About the GOP Presidential Field, Answered

Wall Street Journal politics reporter Reid Epstein answered readers' questions about the Republican presidential field in a Facebook Q&A.

Hillary Clinton Invokes ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mantra

Hillary Clinton, at a campaign appearance Thursday, spoke in blunt terms about race in America, saying the nation must confront “systemic racism” and twice invoking the activist cry “black lives matter.”

Will the Iran Debate Defuse Partisan Battles Over Obamacare?

Drew Altman: Debate about the Iran nuclear deal shows that issues besides the Affordable Care Act can suck up partisan oxygen, at least for a time. But the respite for the ACA is likely to be fairly short-lived.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Uptick in Support for Iran Deal, 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.

Watch Bootlegged Videos of Hillary Clinton’s Speeches

Watch bootlegged videos of Hillary Clinton's paid speeches, delivered after she left the State Department but before she launched her campaign for the presidency.

Why Iowa May Be Fertile Ground for Donald Trump

A brash businessman might seem an odd fit for the staid, pastoral Iowa that people see in their mind's eye. But people across the state say his supporters there don't seem dissuaded by his squabbling with much of the rest of the Republican field. The state's demographics are telling.

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