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Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama Struggles With Middle East | Reid Won’t Run for Re-election

Obama struggles with the Middle East; Sen. Harry Reid won't run for re-election, more in today's newsletter.

Harry Reid Statement: ‘I’m Not Going to Run for Re-Election’

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) announced Friday morning he would not seek re-election in 2016. His decision came in the wake of an injury he suffered while exercising. Here is the text of his statement.

In Democrats’ Eyes, Republicans Are Helping Foster Chinese Power

Are Republicans aiding Chinese efforts to undercut America’s global economic sway? That's the case some Democrats are making, complaining that GOP lawmakers are eroding U.S. soft-power overseas by refusing to back the key international institutions where the U.S. Show More Summary

Seib Video: Israel’s Attitude About a Possible Nuclear Deal With Iran

WSJ's Adam Entous reported this week about the spying that Israel has been doing on talks between the U.S. and Iran over a potential nuclear deal. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib talks to him on the Capital Journal Roundtable about what he has learned about the Israeli attitude toward the possible deal.

Obama Talks Drug Policies With ‘Wire’ Creator David Simon

President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Thursday that the country was in the midst of a more "productive" and "smarter" conversation about the drug war.

2016 Hopefuls Have a Taylor Swift-Style Web Problem

There are perils to campaigning in the digital age. As they work to raise funds and raise their profile, several likely 2016 candidates are seeing their names appropriated to support causes -- and even their rivals.

In House ‘Doc Fix,’ an Unconservative Approach to Insurance Reform

Chris Jacobs: It's striking that policy makers in the House decided the best way to reform this insurance market was to ban certain types of insurance as opposed to implementing changes to ensure that Medicare does not lose money.

Obama Lauds Efforts to Overhaul Criminal Justice Practices

President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Thursday that the country was in the midst of a more "productive" and "smarter" conversation about the drug war.

Pentagon Shows Off Propaganda Weapons in ISIS Fight

The air campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria isn't just about bombs and missiles. The U.S. military is also dropping thousands of leaflets as part of the "Information War" against the militants.

With Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Fixed, Is Corporate Tax Reform Next?

John Feehery: Medicare's doc fix seemed like an intractable problem that would never get solved. But Congress proved it could do it. And if lawmakers can repair that, they can reform our tax code.

Video: Is Ted Cruz’s ‘City on a Hill’ the Same as Reagan’s?

Senator Ted Cruz, in announcing his bid for president, twice invoked the image of a “city on a hill.” Why? WSJ’s Jason Bellini explains.

How Regional Power Struggles Stoke Yemen’s Conflict

Brian Katulis: For all the complaints from the Middle East about U.S. reluctance to engage in regional conflicts, nations in the region act when motivated. The question is whether regional military actions in Yemen will lead to stability or further turmoil.

What Is the ‘Doc Fix’?

Passage in the House of a new Medicare reimbursement formula known as the "doc fix" represents a major bipartisan victory in a Congress that has otherwise been mired in gridlock. What is it and how did it come about?

Report Excerpts: How Law-Enforcement Agencies Mishandled Sex-Misconduct Probes

A report by the Justice Department’s inspector general found federal law-enforcement agencies sometimes mishandle internal probes of sexual misconduct—including allegations of drug agents having sex parties with prostitutes in a foreign country. Here are key excerpts from the report.

Poll: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker Are Narrow Favorites Among New Hampshire Republicans

Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush greets attendees at an Iowa fundraiser for U.S. Rep. David Young earlier this month.  Reuters Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and are the top three choices for the Republican nomination among likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire – home of the first-in-the nation primary – but none of the [...]

Vote-a-Rama Drama To Hit the Senate Thursday

Amendment votes have generally been rare and hard-won in recent years around the U.S. Senate. Thursday might make up for that, with the Senate hold a marathon "vote-a-rama" session on amendments to the Republican budget.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Military Operations in Yemen | Obama’s Past Promises | Sgt. Bergdahl Is Charged

Saudi Arabia launches military operations in Yemen, President Obama's past promises complicate his pitch to Congress on any nuclear deal with Iran, and more in the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter.

U.S. Role in Middle East Revamped as Chaos Engulfs Yemen

In the span of a week, upheaval in the Middle East has again redefined the role of the U.S. and its key allies and rivals in the region, particularly in developments in Yemen.

Past Promises Complicate Obama’s Sales Pitch for Iran Nuclear Deal

As President Obama gets closer to a nuclear agreement with Iran, his handling of other foreign policy challenges could complicate his effort to convince Congress that a deal with Tehran would be effective.

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