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Obama: Impressed by Modi’s Energy and Readiness

President Obama, who is set to arrive in India Sunday morning, suggested that the "stars are aligned" for India and the U.S. to become true global partners, pointing to progress on trade, job creation, military cooperation, counterterrorism efforts and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

Elizabeth Warren Gets Bigger Senate Platform for Her Populist Message

With a new senior Senate subcommittee post, Elizabeth Warren just got an even bigger platform for her populist message.

Is Obama’s ‘Election Proximity’ Excuse a Snub to Netanyahu?

The White House has said President Obama won't meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits Washington in March because it's too close to Israel's election. What exactly is the cutoff for taking such a position?

CIA’s Spying Chief Plans to Retire

The Central Intelligence Agency’s director of its National Clandestine Service is stepping down, following a somewhat tumultuous transition at the agency that continues to unfold with new appointments and departures.

Capital Journal Roundtable Video: Obama’s State of the Union; Bipartisan Cybersecurity Agreement?

On Capital Journal Roundtable, WSJ's Jerry Seib, Carol E. Lee, Kristina Peterson and Damian Paletta discuss the strategy behind President Obama's bold proposals in his State of the Union address, reaction from Republicans to the address, and whether cybersecurity threats could bring the parties together.

Paul Ryan Takes on Tax Reform

Mark Bloomfield: Clues to understanding Mr. Ryan’s approach to tax reform.

Jeb Bush Gives Potential Big Donors a Price List

As he lines up support for a likely presidential bid, Republican Jeb Bush is offering donors the chance to join his “national executive committee” – if they raise $500,000 by March 31.

Iowa GOP Gathering Puts Immigration in 2016 Spotlight

The 2016 presidential race is in its infancy, but immigration politics will be display this weekend, when at least eight Republicans appear at an event sponsored by GOP Rep. Steve King, one of the loudest anti-immigration voices in Washington.

Making Sense of the Uproar Over Obama’s 529 Proposal

David Wessel: The opposition to President Obama's plan to scale back tax breaks for 529 plans misses the rationale for changing how government encourages saving for college and underscores the reasons tax reform is so hard.

Why Egypt Needs to Be Top on Agenda to Counter Violent Extremism

Brian Katulis: Egypt needs to move to the top of the agenda in the effort to counter violent extremism.

The Bibi/Obama/Boehner Triangle

Aaron David Miller: It appears increasingly likely that the only thing that will fix the disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is the exit of one or perhaps both of these leaders.

Video: Abortion Protesters in D.C. for Roe v. Wade Anniversary

On the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, hundreds of thousands of protesters came to Washington, D.C., in opposition to the decision.

Where PolitiFact Falls Short on Elizabeth Warren and Wage Growth

Salim Furth: Research suggests that Sen. Warren started with an unreliable statistic on income growth, inaccurately relabeled and applied it.

How Will 2016 Democrats Position on Obama’s Economic Record?

The prospective Democratic presidential candidates are staking out distinct and contrasting positions on the economy has fared under President Barack Obama.

Advantages to an Early Republican Convention in 2016?

Rhodes Cook: The GOP figures that a shorter, more controlled nominating process would work to its advantage.

Will Kasich’s Balanced Budget Tour Lead Him to White House?

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is touring the West promoting a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a rather circuitous route toward a possible presidential bid in 2016.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S., Iraq Prepare Offensive | Push to Tax ‘529’ Plans Stokes Debate | Comcast’s Lobbying Team Faces Test | Saudi King’s Death Clouds Tense Relationship

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

Iraq’s Prime Minster: Oil Price Fall May Hurt Fight Against Islamic State

Falling global energy prices are imperiling the Iraqi government's efforts to fight Islamic State militants, drawing fresh appeals from Baghdad for financial assistance.

Obama’s YouTube Interview Highlights: From Cyberbullying to SportsCenter

President Barack Obama fielded question on Thursday about marijuana, drones, same-sex marriage, race-relations, cyber-bullying and what he wanted to be when he grew up, among other topics.

Paul, Cruz and Rubio to Speak at Koch Donor Network Gathering

Sens. Paul, Cruz and Rubio will participate in a panel discussion, hosted by a group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers.

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