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Elizabeth Warren Calls Corporate-Profits Proposals a ‘Wet Kiss’ to Tax Avoiders

President Barack Obama’s plan to change how U.S. multinational companies are taxed is a “giant wet kiss” to tax-avoiding corporations, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Wednesday.

Barack Obama: U.S. Syrian Refugee Debate ‘Feeds Islamic State’

President Barack Obama said the debate over the potential resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. had turned into a recruiting tool for Islamic State militants.

Americans Support Marriage–but Split Over What the Institution Means

Richard V. Reeves: Strong support for marriage can be found across generations, classes, and races. But people think of marriage in very different ways, so much so that it must almost be seen as a different institution, depending on who is choosing it.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Two Suspects Die in Police Raid Linked to Paris Attacks

Two suspects died and seven were detained during a police operation in a Paris suburb linked to Friday's Paris attacks, and more in Capital Journal Daybreak.

For Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, a Slap Fight Over Health Care

Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have a go at one another over their past health care proposals, after months of circling one another warily, if politely. Mrs. Clinton said Mr. Sanders wants to raise middle class taxes to pay for single-payer health care, while Mr. Show More Summary

After Paris Attacks, Do Novice Candidates Like Donald Trump Lose Luster?

Voters’ taste for political outsiders is facing a new test in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, but a new poll suggests it might not hurt them.

Kerry Under Fire for Saying Earlier Paris Attacks Had a ‘Rationale’

Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments on the Paris attacks fueled sharp criticism from Republicans and fed into the U.S presidential campaign.

SEIU’s Clinton Nod Signals Campaign’s Momentum Growing

The giant and politically influential Service Employees International Union’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton Tuesday gives the Democratic front-runner her 13th nod from a national labor union, underscoring the growing strength of her campaign.

Gen. Joe Dunford: U.S. Has Asked Allies to Increase Pressure on Islamic State

The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday the U.S. had asked allies to take specific steps to increase the pressure against Islamic State in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Obstacles to a Global ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to Fight Jihadi Terror

Aaron David Miller: There are no quick or easy ways to turn the long war against global jihad into a shorter, more condensed affair.

Obama Says He Quit Smoking When Health-Care Law Passed

President Barack Obama hasn't had a cigarette in five years. In a new interview in GQ, Mr. Obama says that he hasn't smoked since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, his signature health-care law.

The 27 GOP Governors and One Democrat Opposing Syrian Resettlement in U.S.

Migrants and refugees walk over the rocks following their arrival by boat on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on Nov. 15, 2015. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The possible involvement of a Syrian refugee in last week’s terrorist attacks in France has prompted a major backlash among the nation’s governors against accepting […]

Pollsters on 2016: Voters Will Be Angrier, Less Religious, More Diverse

The 2016 election will play out amid an electorate that is less religious, more diverse and angrier at political leaders than in 2008, the last open race for the White House, two pollsters told The Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting on Tuesday in Washington.

At WSJ CEO Council, Health Law’s Success Depends on Which Number You Prefer

By now, supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act often divide along "glass half full or half empty" lines over similar facts, and each perspective was on display at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council on Tuesday. "We believe coverage in general has been improved" by the 2010 law, said Health and Human Services senior counselor Leslie Dach. Show More Summary

Top Clinton Adviser Says Wealthy Should Pay More in Taxes

One of Hillary Clinton’s top advisers said Tuesday that the Democratic front-runner supports raising taxes for wealthy Americans. “There is more room for the wealthy to pay more,” John Podesta, her campaign chairman, said at the Wall Street CEO Council conference.

Obama Adviser Furman Sees Limited Economic Impact From Paris Attacks

President Barack Obama's top economic adviser on Tuesday said the commercial fallout from terrorist attacks in Paris will likely be limited in the U.S.

Indian-Americans’ Demographic Heft

Michael Kugelman: Of the Indians who became U.S. citizens in 2013, only 10% were retirees or homemakers. The numbers suggest that many are contributing to the U.S. economy.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Western Allies Sought to Kill Key Suspect in Paris Attacks

An Islamic State operative suspected of helping plan the Paris attacks had been monitored in Syria by Western allies seeking to kill him, and more in Capital Journal Daybreak, The Wall Street Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

New Hindu Republican Group Aims to Build Conservative Hindus’ Influence

There is only one Hindu in Congress and she is a Democrat. But as of Tuesday, there will be a Republican Hindu Coalition, comprised of Indian Americans looking to amplify their voice in U.S. politics.

Deal Breaker? Iran Remains Resolute in Its Support of Syria’s Assad

Iran is holding firm that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be allowed to run in any future elections in his country.

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