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Seib Video: Obama’s Response to Killing of Journalist

WSJ's Jerry Seib explains the three tough challenges for President Obama in targeting and eliminating the threat of the Islamic State.

Democrat Pryor Embraces Obama Health-Care Law in Ad

Sen. Mark Pryor Wednesday launched a new campaign ad that spotlights his support for the 2010 health-care law -- defying GOP claims that the landmark law is too unpopular for Democrats to embrace in competitive election campaigns.

Eric Holder Discusses Being Stopped by Police in Georgetown, on Jersey Turnpike

Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to serve as the country's top law-enforcement official, commented on his personal experiences with police, in remarks at St. Louis Community College.

What Presidential Votes Suggest About 2014 Senate Races — Charts

In the midterm elections, the field of competitive contests is considerably narrower than in years past. With state voting patterns becoming less variable, it's becoming more difficult for Democrats to compete in red states, or for Republicans to mount a viable bid in blue states.

What Do the 2,400 People Who Work for the IMF Actually Do?

David Wessel writes about Liaquat Ahamed's new book -- an inside look at how the IMF works.

Obama Transcript and Video: World ‘Appalled’ by Foley Murder; ISIS ‘Cancer’ Must Be Extracted

President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of an American journalist Wednesday and said the U.S. would be vigilant and relentless in combating the threat posed by Islamic extremists. Here is the transcript of his remarks, as provided by Federal News Service.

George W. Bush Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tags Bill Clinton

Former President George W. Bush has joined the ranks of politicians, celebrities and everyday Americans who are getting soaked in the name of charity.

2014 Race to Watch: Can Grimes Unseat McConnell in Kentucky?

Does political novice Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to bring down the most powerful Republican in the Senate? We take a look in this video report.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Secretive Hamas Army Emerges | Success Spurs Push for More Iraq Attacks | Schools, Businesses Hit by Ferguson Turmoil

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

Understanding Iran’s Internal Divisions

Haleh Esfandiari: Iranian opposition to Hassan Rouhani's government has proved more persistent and broader than many anticipated.

Seib Video: President Obama’s Next Move on Immigration

President Barack Obama and his advisers are still thinking about things they might do on their own after Labor Day to change immigration practices in the country. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the two areas where the president is considering making moves.

Under Obama, Private Debt Troubles Ebb—Except Among Students

Much has improved in American creditworthiness since the darkest days of the recession, with one big exception: student borrowers, who are by far the fastest growing segment of troubled debtors.

Maureen McDonnell Called ‘Sweet’ but ‘Manipulative’ by Maureen McDonnell

The baby sister of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified in his federal corruption trial on Tuesday that her brother was an honest man who wouldn’t take, or hide, anything from anyone.

Dictators Upbraid U.S. for Racial Unrest in Ferguson

Robin Wright: The U.S.'s hefty investment to promote democratic values around the world has been undermined by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Book Highlights: Paul Ryan’s ‘The Way Forward’

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) offers his prescription for success to the GOP in his book released Tuesday, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.” Republicans’ main problem, according to Mr. Ryan? They’re preaching to the choir.

Liz Cheney vs. Mike Enzi and Other 2014 Primaries That Might Have Been

Today could have been one of the most dramatic days on the 2014 primary calendar, if only Liz Cheney hadn't dropped her challenge to Republican Sen. Mike Enzi in Wyoming.

Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Gigs Could Become a Big Problem

The demands and requirements specified by Hillary Clinton when she is booked for a six-figure-speech do not portray her in a particularly flattering light and could even threaten her political future.

Uber Hires Obama’s Former Campaign Manager David Plouffe

Uber hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama’s two presidential wins, to help the taxi-hailing app win battles with regulators and soften its image in the public sphere.

Uber Picks D.C. to Roll Out ‘Corner Store’ Service

Next time allergies attack Washington, D.C., residents, they might have another alternative to running to the pharmacy in a sniffly mess.

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