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Senate Democrats Cheer On New Guard’s Uprising

The attitude that Congress can't just engage in business as usual has spread to the other side of the aisle, with liberal Democrats pointing to a dynamic that has the potential to change the workings of Congress yet again.

House Speaker Offers Republicans an Out for ‘Very Strange Situation’ of Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is giving fellow Republicans a hall pass to withhold support for their party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

Trump Calls Efforts to Unbind RNC Delegates ‘Illegal’

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Two Key Issues for the Saudi Charm Offensive in the U.S.

Brian Katulis: Two issues key to any progress are countering extremism and supporting regional security. Expanding U.S.-Saudi cooperation beyond energy, defense, and intelligence is also critical.

A Striking Protest of Obama’s Syria Policy–and Why It Won’t Change Anything

Aaron David Miller: That so many of the State Department’s Syria watchers and diplomats signed on to a memo elevates the issue, even if their opposition is unlikely to consequentially sway the president's policy.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Not Expected at National Hispanic Conference

The executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials called the expected absence of the two leading presidential candidates at the largest annual gathering of Hispanic policy makers next week "truly a slap in the face to the community."

Elizabeth Warren Visits Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn HQ

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a visit to Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Friday, giving a speech to the staff and "making it clear she's going to be with us" through the general election in November, a Democrat familiar with the matter said.

David Jolly Drops Out of Senate Race for Marco Rubio’s Seat

Rep. David Jolly (R., Fla.) on Friday formally dropped out of the U.S. Senate race and said he planned to run again for his House seat -- narrowing the pool of candidates in a crowded field and pointing to the possibility that Sen. Marco Rubio intends to run for re-election.

Bernie Sanders Is Still an ‘Active Candidate’ for President, Aide Says

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is still an “active candidate” for the Democratic nomination, campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Friday.

Four Things to Watch Ahead of the Republican Convention in Cleveland

Doug Heye: If the nominating process were to become chaotic, we could know it before the Republican convention in July.

Vladimir Putin Sounds Off on U.S. Presidential Race

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he would work with any U.S. president elected by the American people -- and he took pains not to directly endorse either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What Is Boosting Clinton’s Poll Standing?

Today on the campaign trail and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

LGBT Voters’ 2016 Political Clout, State by State

When you look close at how LGBT voters are spread around the country, Trump's effort to court them makes sense. There are states where that vote could be crucial in November.

Brexit Vote May Offer Clues to U.S. Election Outcome

There are four significant similarities between the U.S. presidential debate and the debate over whether Britain should exit the EU, writes Gerald F. Seib.

Donald Trump Looks to Liven Up GOP Convention with Sports Figures

Donald Trump, looking for ways to jazz up the Republican National Convention, is thinking about having a “winners night” that takes the podium away from politicians and gives it to sports and entertainment figures who have endorsed ...

Gun Control Groups Focus On Heitkamp, Sole Senate Democrat to Oppose Agenda

In the wake of the Orlando gay nightclub massacre, gun control advocates are chiefly directing their ire not at Republicans but at North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the sole Senate Democrat who opposes their agenda.

Do Americans Want a New ‘Grand Strategy’ or Less Overseas Engagement?

Stephen Sestanovich: The ideas Mr. Mearsheimer and Mr. Walt put forth break a lot of policy crockery, and it’s right to hear them out. It’s just not right to think the American public is on their side.

Q&A: What Is Congress Debating on Gun Laws?

The weekend's shooting in Orlando reignited debate over how to strengthen the nation's gun laws, setting up a legislative showdown in the Senate early next week. Here's a primer on the competing bills under discussion.

Trump Courts Labor Voters and Sanders Supporters as AFL-CIO Endorses Clinton

Donald Trump made a play for labor voters and Bernie Sanders supporters in the wake of the country's largest union backing Hillary Clinton, predicting that many union members will "be voting for me in much larger numbers than for he...

Federal Agency Approves New, Higher Fence Surrounding White House

The federal Commission of Fine Arts has given its preliminary approval for a taller White House fence to better protect the presidential mansion after a rash of fence-hopping incidents.

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