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Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S. Lays Groundwork for Syria Strike | Buffett’s Inversion Play Looks Awkward for White House

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

Seib Video: Congress’s Impending Decision on Iraq

In the coming weeks, Congress will be forced to ask itself about whether it wants to weigh in on the question of what the U.S. should do to stop the threat from the Islamic State. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the political circumstances behind the deliberation.

Warren Buffett’s Inversion Play Looks Awkward for White House

The White House might need a new poster child for its “tax fairness” campaign. Famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who President Barack Obama has lauded and named a signature proposal after, is helping finance a deal that would allow Burger King to reincorporate in Canada and potentially reduce its U.S. tax bill through a so-called inversion.

House GOP Hires $500-an-Hour Lawyers for Suit Against Obama

House Republicans disclosed the contract they signed with a Washington law firm hired to sue President Obama. The terms: $500 an hour, and a cap on $350,000 price tag for the contract, which runs until the next

Mission Creep in Iraq – By Email

Robin Wright: The U.S. is nearing the 100th airstrike on Islamic State targets in Iraq, but hasn't disclosed much about its actions.

Senator Calls for Burger King Boycott Over Inversion Talks

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D,. Ohio) was the first lawmaker to call for a boycott of Burger King, telling customers to shop elsewhere given the company’s pursuit of an acquisition that could allow it to avoid or curtail U.S. taxes.

So Sorry! British Embassy Apologizes for White House Tweet

The 200th anniversary of the British attack on Washington was celebrated with an event at the U.K. embassy in Washington -- which featured a White House cake and joked "Only sparklers this time!"

Help the Economy: Update Your Resume and Get a New Job

Salim Furth: Individuals can help themselves and the economy by brushing up their resumes: When a job change helps you, the rest of us are better off, too.

Politics Counts: How Black Turnout Could Impact November

With congressional elections coming this fall, one question out of Ferguson is whether events there might motivate and energize black voters outside of the city and state for midterms.

Obama Visit to North Carolina Puts Hagan on the Spot

President Barack Obama's plan to visit North Carolina Tuesday is posing a fresh test of Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan's relationship with the administration following her criticism of its record on handling problems at the VA, and her GOP opponent is challenging the incumbent's apparent efforts to keep a critical distance.

Where the Jobs Are – And Why It Matters to the Fed

Robert Litan: More jobs are being created increasingly at established firms rather than startups, a troubling sign for those looking for the breakthroughs that often power high rates of economic growth over the long run.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Pressure Mounts on Obama to Act on Islamic State | Limits of Warming Ties With China

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

Florida Redistricting Case: Why Politicians Shouldn’t Draw the Maps

Linda Killian: A legal challenge involving congressional districts in Florida offers a perfect illustration of why politicians should not be in control of drawing their own legislative districts.

Can Treasury Make Inversions Rule Stand Up in Court?

Treasury Department officials are hunkered down, sorting through heaps of tax law to try and remove some of the economic incentives that fuel certain cross-border acquisitions.

Seib Video: Senate Election Outlook

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the advantages each party has in the race for control of the Senate.

Sunday Talk Preview: ISIS Threat, Ferguson

The growing threat from Islamic State militants after the killing of journalist James Foley and the latest from Ferguson, Mo., are expected to be discussed on this Sunday’s news shows. Here are the guest lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press:

Why Obama Must Sharpen His Strategy Against Islamic Militants

Peter Wehner: The big question now is whether President Obama has fundamentally altered his strategy for dealing with Islamic militants.

The Battle Over the Health Law’s Contraception Mandate –Timeline

Here's a timeline of major events in the battle over the health law's contraception-coverage requirements.

Mexico Dismisses Perry Claim Islamic State Could Have Crossed U.S. Border

The Mexican embassy in Washington Friday dismissed Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s claim that “there’s a very real possibility” extremists from the Islamic State have already snuck into the U.S. over the southern border.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Iraq, Immigration and 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is thinking about running for president in 2016, but he’s not yet laying out a grand idea of why he should get a promotion to the White House.

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