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Why Airstrikes in Syria Are Just the Beginning

Brian Katulis: The first thing to watch is the reaction of the various terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, groups that have a regional--and in some cases global--reach.

Obama Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

President Barack Obama warned that the start of airstrikes in Syria opens a challenging new military front in the Middle East. Here is the president's statement.

A German Lesson About the Ex-Im Bank?

Salim Furth: There are limits to how much two academic papers should influence our debate about the future of the Export-Import Bank.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S., Arab Allies Launch Strikes in Syria | White House Fence Jumper Had Arrest Record | New Rules to Combat Tax Inversions | Is Gov. Mike Pence a 2016 Contender?

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: Mike Pence, Possible 2016 Contender?

With distrust of Washington at an all-time high, Republicans are looking outside Washington for possible presidential contenders in 2016. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the latest governor to be put on the list. WSJ's Jerry Seib discusses the reasons.

U.S. Marine Who Prepped Iraqi Forces in ’08, Resumes the Mission

Brig. Gen. Castellvi has returned to Iraq to help carry out an unfulfilled mission to make sure Iraq's army could fend for itself.

Tension Over Arming Syrian Rebels Cuts Across Party Lines

A look inside the vote in the House last week to approve one important piece of the strategy for combating Islamic State--arming Syrian rebels--shows just how torn the country is about launching into a new battle in the Middle East, and how the unease cuts unpredictably across political lines.

Where ‘Madam Secretary’ Gets Washington Wrong

Robin Wright: The first episode tried to do too much, too fast, and it ended up somewhat incoherent in its plots. Then there’s the credibility problem.

Inventory: Omar Gonzalez Had Cache of Weapons in Earlier Arrest

Omar J. Gonzalez, who was arrested for allegedly scaling the White House fence and entering the building, had been arrested earlier this year in a separate incident in western Virginia.

Treasury Fact Sheet: The New Rules on Tax Inversions

The Obama administration on Monday issued new rules to combat so-called tax inversions, intended to make the deals harder to accomplish and less profitable. Here is the Treasury fact sheet explaining details of the administration's new rules.

Hillary Clinton Sends Fundraising Email for House Democrats

Hillary Clinton sent her first fundraising email of the 2014 election cycle Monday morning, asking for donations on behalf of House Democrat’s campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

3 Reasons for Democrats to Worry If Republicans Win the Senate

Jim Manley: If Republicans take over the Senate, Democrats could wash their hands of any responsibility for legislating, but Republicans would still have the power to subpoena--and would not be afraid to use it.

Clinton World Braces for Big News on Baby Front

The Clinton family is about to drop some big news – having nothing to do with Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions.

White House Spells Out Increased Security

The Secret Service has quickly implemented a number of changes to White House security after a U.S. Army veteran managed to scale a fence and dash into the executive mansion, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

Four Questions for Afghanistan’s Future

Michael Kugelman: In a country as divided as Afghanistan, a rift of any kind could doom a unity government.

GOP Senate Hopefuls Crowd Into Jeb Bush Event

In a sign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s fundraising prowess, four top-tier Republican Senate candidates are personally attending the Tuesday event he is headlining on their behalf in Florida.

Is the Afghan Deal Viable?

Robin Wright: The danger now is that the deal to resolve Afghanistan’s presidential election will not resolve the political rivalry between the camps of the two candidates.

How Some Obama-Bush Approval Comparisons Miss the Mark

Jeff Horwitt: It's a stretch to compare the ratings of a sitting president with a former president who is largely out of the public debate.

Lois Lerner Downplays Role in IRS Controversy

Retired IRS official Lois Lerner defends her actions in overseeing tax-exempt organizations in a new interview with Politico, but discloses few new details about the controversy.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S., Allies Train Kurds to Fight Islamic State | Democrats Urge Michelle Obama to Hit the Campaign Trail | Why the Senate Race Remains Close

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