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Why Entitlement Reform Isn’t on the GOP Agenda

Jim Manley: The idea behind the "grand bargain" is to mesh spending cuts in domestic and entitlement programs with revenue increases. But now, even if pushed by the president, Democrats would not agree to support cuts in Social Security and Medicare.

Federal Workers’ Job Satisfaction Slips

More than 90% of federal employees say they are willing to put in extra effort to get their work done, but far fewer are satisfied with their jobs, pay or the agencies for which they work, according to an annual survey released Friday about the federal workforce.

Also Setting Up Shop on D.C. Rooftops: Beehives

Not every D.C. rooftop is party-ready. That hasn’t kept two hotels whose roofs aren’t pedestrian-friendly from competing—with each other--by putting beehives, not people, up top.

Federal Workers’ Job Satisfaction Drops

More than 90% of federal employees say they are willing to put in extra effort to get their work done, but far fewer are satisfied with their jobs, pay or the agencies for which they work, according to an annual survey released Friday about the federal workforce.

A Retiree Health-Care ‘Fix’ That Isn’t

Chris Jacobs: Shifting retirees to the health exchanges looks to some mayors like a quick fix to their budget woes--but could sink our broader fiscal ship.

Obama’s Air Campaign: Radio Interviews to Get Out the Black Vote

President Barack Obama has been quietly making his midterm election pitch to black audiences with a steady stream of radio interviews.

Kerry Surprises State’s No. 2 Burns With Duke Basketball

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is set to finally retire next month, after Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama convinced him to take his career into overtime rather than retire in 2013 as he had planned.

Capital Journal Roundtable Video: Will the GOP Win the Senate?; The Fight Against ISIS; White House Reacts to Ebola

In a roundtable discussion, the WSJ's Jerry Seib, Janet Adamy, Patrick O'Connor and Adam Entous discuss this week's important political topics.

What Washington Should Keep in Mind as Brazilians Go to the Polls

Michael Singh: Washington needs friends among emerging powers as we grapple with a world that looks increasingly disordered, and Brazil would benefit from closer ties with the U.S. as it seeks to revive its economy and bolster its international profile.

Poll Shows Martha Coakley Slipping as Hillary Clinton Visits

Hillary Clinton is campaigning with Martha Coakley in Boston, amid a new poll showing the Democratic gubernatorial candidate trailing in the race.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Democrats See Women Voters Slipping Away | GOP Senate Win Could Carry an Asterisk | Democrats Attack Over Outsourcing

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

Even a GOP Senate Win Could Carry an Asterisk or Two

The midterm elections will offer multiple soundings of relevance well beyond control of Congress, tidings that will say a lot about both parties' fortunes as they look toward the much bigger 2016 elections.

The Surprise in Ukraine’s Coming Elections

Stephen Sestanovich: This could be the first election anywhere in the former Soviet Union in which the Communist Party falls below the 5% minimum required to win a bloc of seats.

Capital Journal: Democrats See Women Voters Slipping Away | GOP Senate Win Could Carry an Asterisk | Democrats Attack Over Outsourcing

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

Even a GOP Senate Win Could Carry an Asterisk or Two

The elections will offer multiple soundings of relevance well beyond control of Congress, tidings that will say a lot about both parties' fortunes as they look toward the much bigger 2016 elections.

Democrats Attack Tillis Over North Carolina Toll Project

Senate Democrats’ campaign arm is out with two new ads slamming Republican candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina over donors' ties to a highway toll-lane project.

U.S. Allocates $1.6 Million for Tracking Atrocities in Iraq

Stepping up efforts to hold Islamic State extremists accountable for war crimes, the Obama administration said Thursday it was allocating $1.6 million to gather evidence of atrocities committed in Iraq.

What Are Republican Motivations in Voting Laws?

Linda Killian: Gov. Christie said that Republicans must win gubernatorial races this year so they control voting procedures for 2016.

Photos: Meet the Secret Service Dogs Who Stopped the White House Fence Jumper

Two Secret Service dogs -- Hurricane and Jordan -- gained a certain measure of fame after helping to stop a man who allegedly jumped over the White House fence Wednesday evening. Thursday afternoon, the Secret Service posted pictures of the two dogs.

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