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Democrats’ Divide Over Trade on Display at California Convention

Dan Schnur: The California Democratic convention was a fiercely pro-Obama gathering. But the delegates’ loyalty to the president was no match for the isolationist tendencies that have deepened within the Democratic Party.

Hillary Clinton Addresses Controversies, Wealth in Impromptu Press Conference

Hillary Clinton defended the work of her family’s charitable foundation and said she can still highlight issues of income inequality despite her personal wealth in a rare, impromptu news conference.

5 Things About Hillary Clinton’s Email Archive

Hillary Clinton's email archive has become a major issue in her presidential campaign, with dozens of lawsuits seeking access to the thousands of pages of emails she sent while secretary of state. Here are five things to know about the email trove:

The Case for ‘Unbundling’ Higher Education

Robert Litan: The Great Recession and its aftermath have exposed a major mismatch between the skills of many college graduates and the skills employers are seeking. University presidents and trustees cannot afford to be complacent.

Chris Christie: Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants ‘Extreme’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected a proposed pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as "extreme," and sought to draw a contrast between himself and Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton.

Pro-Jindal Group Plans Early Iowa Ads

Bobby Jindal has yet to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, but a group affiliated with the Louisiana governor is already going up on the air with an ad in Iowa.

Debating the Future of American Power Abroad

The early 2016 presidential debate already is full of conversation about when and how to use American power abroad. An equally important but often overlooked question is this: Why use American power?

Pro-Jindal Group Plans Early Iowa Ads

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 18, 2015 in Nashua, N.H. Getty Images Bobby Jindal has yet to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, but a group affiliated with the Louisiana governor is already going up on the air with an ad in Iowa. [...]

Seib Video: What Ramadi’s Fall to ISIS Means for U.S.

The capture of the Iraqi city of Ramadi by Islamic State will have implications for U.S. foreign policy now and into the 2016 election cycle. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Longtime Obama Donors Are Giving Big to Chicago Presidential Library

Some of President Barack Obama's most loyal donors are still writing checks — this time to fund his presidential library, tax records released on Monday show.

The Axact Scandal and Pakistan’s Growing Tech Sector

Michael Kugelman: One big unknown of the Axact scandal is the potential impact on Pakistan's information technology sector. Although Pakistan is a relatively small player in global IT, its ranks are growing.

Sunni Sheikh Asks U.S. for Aid as Ramadi Falls to ISIS

A Sunni sheikh from Iraq’s besieged Anbar province is meeting with U.S. lawmakers and administration officials this week to ask the U.S. government to arm and train Sunni tribes to repel militant advances.

Top Jeb Bush Adviser to Rally Capitol Hill Support for Ex-Governor

A top political adviser to Jeb Bush is meeting privately with chiefs of staff to members of Congress Tuesday as the former Florida governor prepares to compete with several U.S. senators for the Republican presidential nomination.

How Income Inequality Factors Into the 2016 Campaign

Peter D. Hart: Public opinion about income inequality differs from the negative feelings about Wall Street and big business.

Obama Gets New @Potus Twitter Account All to Himself

The President of the United States is officially on Twitter. Monday morning, President Barack Obama launched @POTUS on Twitter with a simple greeting saying “Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.”

Bobby Jindal Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal formed a presidential exploratory committee Monday, the latest step toward the Republican’s likely campaign announcement in June.

In April, RNC Raised $10 million, Bolstered Anti-Clinton War Chest

The Republican National Committee raised $10.1 million last month as it continues to target Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, and has expanded its cash reserves to $11.7 million.

Lindsey Graham Jumps Ahead of His Presidential Announcement

on Monday became the latest White House hopeful to jump ahead of his own presidential campaign launch, telling an interviewer "I'm running because I think the world is falling apart."

Christie to Defend Surveillance Program, Call Fears ‘Baloney’

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to call for America to expand its military capacity and to defend the gathering of intelligence through surveillance during a foreign policy focused speech Monday.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Election 2016, Policing in the U.S., 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.

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