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If House Doc Fix Adds $141 Billion to Deficit, Can Medicare Survive ‘Reform’?

Chris Jacobs: If the price of reforming Medicare is raising the deficit by $141 billion, how much more “reform” can Medicare withstand?

What Hillary Clinton Gets Right About Improving U.S. Social Mobility

Richard V. Reeves: "We don't have enough social mobility" was Hillary Clinton's blunt, and accurate, assessment at a Center for American Progress panel on urban development, economy, and job creation.

First In, Soon Out? Ted Cruz Hopes to Shake Jinx

The general rule of presidential campaigns is he who announces first doesn’t finish there, and often isn't even close. Ted Cruz is hoping to change that.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Hires Firm in Possible Presidential Run Ramp-Up

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political-action committee is hiring a Texas-based digital firm as the Republican continues to eye a 2016 run for president. The firm will conduct website development, online fundraising and email marketing for Mr. Christie’s PAC, Leadership Matters for America, as he considers running.

Transcript: What Obama Said About Netanyahu and Middle-East Peace

President Barack Obama, citing conflicting comments in the past week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, predicted Tuesday at a press conference that there would be no peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians during the remainder of his time in office.

Cutting Spending to Reduce Deficit Can Boost Confidence, Study Finds

Salim Furth: Researchers found that when governments announce that budget deficits will be closed by higher taxes consumer confidence falls, but when governments announce spending cuts to trim deficits consumer confidence may rise.

Sen. Shelby Seeks Democrats’ Buy-In on Dodd-Frank Changes

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby said he's trying to figure out where he can find agreement with Democrats to make changes to Dodd-Frank.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Google’s White House Ties | U.S. Boosts Tikrit Role | House Moves on Budget

Google makes the most of its close ties with the White House, and more in our morning newsletter.

Can Small Donors Power a GOP Presidential Campaign?

Sen. Ted Cruz took in more than $500,000 in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, with much of it coming in online. But can a presidential campaign survive on small-dollar grass roots donations alone?

Seib Video: What a Deep GOP Field Means for 2016

There are as many as 15 potential Republican candidates thinking seriously about running for president. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses four potential consequences of such a big field.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Says He Would Consider Revisiting State Gun Laws

WHIPPANY, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie said he would consider rolling back New Jersey’s strict gun laws if he had a Republican-led legislature.

GOP’s John Kasich Isn’t Backing Off Support for Common Core

If Gov. John Kasich runs for president, he doesn’t seem likely to trim his sails on the hot-button issue of Common Core education standards.

An End to Congress Governing by Crisis?

Jim Manley: Congress is still partisan. But there are ways to get some big stuff done this year with a little cooperation on both sides.

Obama Names Shailagh Murray to Senior Adviser Role

President Barack Obama will appoint Shailagh Murray, Vice President Joe Biden’s communications director, to serve as one of his senior advisers, the White House said Tuesday.

What Heidi Cruz Thinks About Ted Cruz’s 2016 Run

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) did a round of interviews Tuesday morning in the wake of his big announcement a day earlier, with his wife Heidi Cruz joining him in a joint sitdown on NBC's Today show.

Video & Photos: Obama Tours Students’ Projects at Science Fair

The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency.

Capital Journal: Israel Spied on Iran Talks | Ted Cruz Starts Right | Clinton Tests Two Themes

Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks.

House to Vote on Budget Under ‘Queen of the Hill’ Rules

Passing the GOP budget in the House is a very, very delicate operation. Last week Republican leaders crafted a plan to change the House GOP budget to win the support of defense hawks balking over its level of military spending. But the plan to tweak the budget through an unusual procedural vote raised its own [...]

Ted Cruz’s Call in Sync With GOP Voters’ Fears, Priorities

Ted Cruz is seeking the presidential nomination of a Republican Party that appears exceedingly worried about the threat from Islamist terrorists —and notably prepared to take a big step to deal with it.

Janet Hook (Video): The 2016 Race Officially Begins

With Sen. Ted Cruz's decision to run for president, the GOP presidential race has officially begun. WSJ's Janet Hook explains how Mr. Cruz benefits from being first off the bench, which candidates may get off the bench soon, and who may join the crowd of hopefuls.

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