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Ted Cruz Makes Apology of Sorts to Republicans

On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) apologized to Senate Republicans -- sort of.

First On GOP’s 2015 To-Do List: Keystone XL Pipeline

Senate Republicans will waste no time next year trying to put President Barack Obama in a bind over the Keystone XL pipeline.

Who Else Could Join the 2016 Pack?

Jeb Bush on Tuesday became the first Republican to throw his hat into the 2016 presidential ring. Where do the rest of the potential field stand?

Leadership PAC Lets Jeb Bush Test Fundraising Waters

Jeb Bush on Tuesday announced plans to launch a leadership PAC, a move that catches him up with other 2016 hopefuls who have already taken that step, as the former Florida governor announced he is actively exploring running for president.

GOP Senators Split on Role of Bush’s Name in His Candidacy

Republican senators split Tuesday over whether the Bush family legacy would harm the presidential prospects of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, after he said he would “actively explore” the possibility of a White House bid in 2016.

Why It’s Too Soon for the Fed to Raise Rates

Josh Bivens: Until the U.S. labor market begins approaching pre-recession conditions, the argument for the Fed raising rates anytime soon is weak.

WSJ/NBC Poll: Most Americans Say CIA ‘Harsh Interrogation’ Acceptable

Most Americans don’t object to the CIA’s interrogation techniques that some call torture, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

Biden Hires Brookings Scholar Harris as Chief Economic Adviser

Vice President Joe Biden has tapped Benjamin H. Harris of the Brookings Institution to serve as his chief economic adviser, according to his office.

Jeb Bush Move Likely to Speed 2016 Race Pace, Pressure Chris Christie

Jeb Bush's move to "actively explore the possibility of running for president" is likely to quicken the pace of the 2016 campaign and pressure New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is weighing a run for the Republican nomination.

Tampa Event Showed Off Jeb Bush’s Fundraising Chops

A recent event headlined by Jeb Bush showed off his fundraising prowess among Republican donors, and showed why he's seen as an early front-runner in the 2016 field.

U.S. Expats Find Hope in Senate Finance Tax Reform Proposal

Is it a straw in the wind? Last week's report on tax reform from the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance has caused a flutter in the global expat community.

The Striking Scale of Pakistani Taliban’s Attack on Peshawar School

Michael Kugelman: This is not the first time a Pakistani school has been targeted. But the scale of Tuesday's attack in Peshawar is shocking.

‘Actively Exploring’ the Presidency — And Lunch, Shopping

When Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush took to social media to announce that he is exploring running for president in 2016, his delicate use of language did not go unnoticed.

White House Offers Clues to 2015 Focus in Economic Recap

The White House on Tuesday signaled that immigration changes, an increase in the minimum wage, changes in tax rules, and trade agreements would be a focus next year, as President Barack Obama released a lengthy report highlighting sectors of the economy that are improving.

Few Welfare Applicants Caught in Drug-Screening Net So Far

Close to a dozen states require drug testing on certain applicants for welfare benefits. So far, the tests haven't uncovered large numbers of people using drugs.

Jeb Bush Statement: I Am Exploring Running for President

Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, announced Tuesday that he is exploring running for president. Mr. Bush is considered one of the potential front runners, and is the first GOP candidate to enter the race. Mr. Bush made the announcement on Facebook and Twitter. Here are his statements.

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Governors Focus on Welfare Programs | Surgeon General Confirmed | Taliban Militants Attack Pakistan School

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

3 Things That Could Cheer Up Putin Amid the Ruble’s Crash

Stephen Sestanovich: Russian policymakers are--deservedly--in a world of hurt. But if Vladimir Putin wants to hear a case for hanging tough, there is one to be made.

Seib Video: The Disappearing Moderates in Congress

The midterm elections thinned out the number of moderates in Congress, making progress in 2015 a tougher test of the parties’ leaders. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Consumer Sentiment: Glad Tidings for Obama?

With a preliminary index of consumer sentiment at the highest level in eight years, there are two facts of political life that are important to remember, writes Jerry Seib.

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