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Barack Obama Trumps Donald Trump in Pew’s Global Confidence Survey

WASHINGTON—Across the world, President Donald Trump is trusted by fewer people to make foreign-policy decisions than was his predecessor, Barack Obama, according to a Pew Research Center study released Monday evening.

Republican Support of Gay Marriage Closes In on Opposition, Pew Poll Finds

The number of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who oppose and favor same-sex marriage now sits virtually even, with 47% supporting gay marriage and 48% expressing opposition.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Outspoken Former Commander in Chief

HIGHLIGHTS The Outspoken Former Commander in Chief GOP Senators Lay Out Demands Ahead of Health Bill Vote The $1.5 Trillion Business Tax Change Flying Under the Radar Seib Video: Poll Shows Mixed Views on Russia Interference in Election Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Justice Kennedy Keeps Law Clerks Guessing About His Retirement

WASHINGTON–Justice Anthony Kennedy on Saturday evening acknowledged recent news reports speculating about his possible retirement, and proceeded to let his closest constituency keep guessing. The Supreme Court’s senior member–and frequently...Show More Summary

Former NFL Star Deion Sanders Joins Charles Koch in Dallas Anti-Poverty Effort

Hall of Fame football star Deion Sanders announced a new partnership on Saturday with conservative mega-donor Charles Koch, saying they will work on a new anti-poverty effort aimed at helping poor Dallas residents.

Capital Journal Daybreak: A Rundown of What’s Next for the Senate’s Health Bill

HIGHLIGHTS What’s Next for the Senate’s Health Bill Seib Video: Trump Approval Rating Holds Steady Fed’s Stress Tests Bolster Case for Easing Bank Rules FBI Director Nominee’s Client List Could Hinder Oversight of Investigations Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Senators to Watch as Health Bill Makes Public Debut

HIGHLIGHTS 10 GOP Senators to Watch as Health Bill Makes Public Debut Seib Video: How Do Democrats Regroup After Georgia Loss? White House Looks to Chart Steadier Course Amid Turmoil Sticking Points Slow GOP Budget Efforts Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Support in Georgia District Increases, More

HIGHLIGHTS Republicans Win Special Elections in Georgia, South Carolina | GOP Support in Georgia District Increases Democrats Dig In Against Health Bill as Vote Nears Alaska Senator Faces Hard Sell on Health Bill Russia Hacking Hearings to Focus on State Level Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Where Are the Democratic Outside Groups in Georgia Special House Election?

With Democrats pouring so much time and energy into Georgia's special House race today, why are the party's independent fundraising groups so out-gunned by their Republican counterparts?

Capital Journal Daybreak: Is Georgia’s 6th District Ready to Change Parties Again?

HIGHLIGHTS Is Georgia’s 6th District Ready to Change Parties Again? Seib Video: How to Interpret 2017?s Special Elections Senate GOP Plans Health-Care Vote Next Week Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Partisan Drawing of Election Maps Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Blue-State Republicans Ask Treasury to Keep Deduction of State and Local Tax

Seven blue-state House Republicans – joined by dozens of Democratic colleagues – asked the Trump administration to reconsider its proposal to repeal the deduction for payment of state and local taxes.

Money is Pouring Into the Georgia House Race — Here’s Where It’s Coming From

The $60 million special House election in Georgia has turned into the most expensive House race in history, but the money is coming from different sources on either side of the fight between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel.

Trey Gowdy Wants to Avoid Showdowns With D.C. Government as House Oversight Chair

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the new chairman of the House oversight committee, signaled that he was unlikely to use the perch to try to impose congressional will on the actions of the local government.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What’s at Stake in Georgia’s Sixth District?

HIGHLIGHTS In Georgia House Race, Parties Battle for New Swing Voters Seib Video: What’s at Stake in Georgia’s Sixth District U.S. Says It Shot Down Syrian Aircraft Trade War Risks From ‘National Security’ Tariffs Good morning. Here are our top stories:  Parties Battle for New Swing Voters:  This Tuesday’s U.S. House special election in Georgia […]

In Georgia Special Election, Democrats Find Hope in Recent Losses

Georgia's special election for a House seat takes place in one of the nation's most highly educated districts. Democrats are taking hope from the fact that they won the most-educated communities in the course of losing special House elections this year in Kansas and Montana.

Here’s How Pence Could Pay for a Personal Lawyer in Special Counsel Russia Probe

Vice President Mike Pence’s hiring of a personal lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russia probe prompted some in Washington to ponder how the former governor, whose financial disclosure last year appeared to show a negative net worth, plans to pay him.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Path for Obstruction: Lessons From Nixon Era

HIGHLIGHTS The Path for Obstruction: Lessons From Nixon Era Seib Video: The Rough State of America’s Political Discourse Trump to Tighten Policy on Cuba, Curbing Tourism Conservatives Sound Alarm About Senate Health Bill Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: After Shooting, Trump Uses ‘Political Soberness’ in Address

HIGHLIGHTS In a Capital Shaken by a Shooting, President Uses ‘Political Soberness’ in Address Mueller Probe Examining Whether Trump Obstructed Justice Senate Votes to Move Ahead on Additional Sanctions Against Russia Syria’s Newest Flashpoint Is Bringing U.S. Show More Summary

Baseball Field Shooting: Where Lawmakers Were When Gunfire Started

Republican lawmakers provided vivid details of how the shooting unfolded Wednesday morning, when a gunman began his attack from the third-base dugout area, wounding five. Here is where the lawmakers and other participants were when the shooting began.

Democrats, Republicans Call for End to Political Vitriol After Virginia Shooting

Here's reaction in Washington to the shooting at a Virginia baseball field Wednesday in which Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional aide, a lobbyist and two Capitol Police officers were injured.

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