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Newest GOP Governors Talk Up Bipartisanship

The three newest members of the Republican Governors Association -- all from blue states -- embraced bipartisanship.

Republican Governors Pick Haslam as Chairman, Martinez as Vice Chairman

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was chosen Thursday to be chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association, succeeding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

On Immigration, Some Are Pro-Overhaul but Anti-Obama

Here, we take a closer look at people who say they want to see a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants – which is beyond what President Obama’s executive order would do – but say they disapprove of presidential executive action...

House Agriculture Chief Plans ‘Thoughtful’ Look at Food Stamps

Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), the newly appointed chair of the House Agriculture Committee, is pledging to undertake a “thoughtful” review of food stamps.

Politics Counts: Obama’s Immigration Strategy and Low-Income Workers

President Obama’s executive action on immigration may strengthen his support among Hispanic voters but hurt him among one of his most reliable blocs, low-income Americans,

How Obama’s Action Could Open the Door to GOP Immigration Reforms

Juleanna Glover: If an executive order deals with family visas, an issue that has long stalled congressional action on immigration, the new GOP majority would be free to pass policies it prefers.

Q&A: What Is Obama Going to Announce on Immigration?

Here are answers to top questions on President Obama's planned actions on immigration.

GOP’s 2016 Hopefuls Walk Tricky Line on Immigration

One by one, Republicans considering White House bids in 2016 have sounded off against President Barack Obama’s plans to allow millions of illegal immigrants to legally stay in the U.S.

If Cities Were Stocks, Which Would You Buy and Hold?

Robert Litan: The growth rate of immigrants reflects a city's attitude toward welcoming or rejecting them and is a great measure of an area’s dynamism.

Jeb Bush Extends Olive Branch to Common Core Critics

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush didn't drop hints about his political future, but his remarks on education reform today did extend an olive branch to critics of his support for the Common Core national academic standards.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Americans Want Parties to Work Together–WSJ/NBC Poll | Obama Sets Immigration Rollout | Is the System Stacked Against You?

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

Jim Webb Forms Exploratory Committee for 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.) announced an exploratory committee, the first official step toward a 2016 presidential run.

Many TV Networks to Skip Obama Immigration Speech

Four major broadcast television networks are taking a pass on airing President Barack Obama's Thursday primetime immigration speech.

Americans of all Stripes Agree: The System is Stacked Against Them

A majority of all Americans—regardless of race, political persuasion or walk of life—now agree on one big thing: That the country's political and economic systems are stacked against people like them.

Sen. Al Franken Demands Answers From Uber on Privacy, ‘God View’ Tool

A controversy sparked by the recent comments of an Uber executive has triggered an inquiry from Capitol Hill.

5 Takeaways From the WSJ/NBC Post-Midterms Poll

Americans are largely pleased with the outcome of this month’s midterm elections but have little faith that Republican gains in the House and Senate will prompt the two parties to work more closely to solve the nation’s problems, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Here are five highlights from the poll.

Governor Who? Many 2016 Hopefuls Still Relative Unknowns — WSJ/NBC Poll

Many Republican leaders predict their next presidential nominee will come from the party’s bumper crop of governors. If only anyone knew their names.

GOP Criticized for Lack of Women in Leadership

Most of the House Republicans tapped to lead congressional committees for the next two years have one thing in common: they’re men.

Pelosi Leads Disapproval Ratings in Congress — WSJ/NBC Poll

Just 21% of those surveyed in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll approve of Nancy Pelosi, compared with 47% who disapprove.

Nonvoters Would Have Leaned Toward Democrats in Midterms — WSJ/NBC Poll

Democrats bemoaned midterm election turnout that reached historic lows. Turns out, those who sat out the Nov. 4 vote would have voted for Democrats had they shown up, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found.

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