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Seib Video: Jeb Bush and the 2016 Election

If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush chooses to run for president, the decision will affect the entire Republican field of candidates. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Keystone Pipeline: Bigger Battle Is Coming Next Year

The Keystone XL Pipeline debate drama will be back in January, with the focus on the White House.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Senate Defeats Keystone XL Bill | Jeb Bush Speech Will Add to ’16 Intrigue | Arab States Voice Alarm Over Rebel Gains in Yemen

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

Fundraisers Rev Up for Possible Hillary Clinton Run

The fundraising machinery in support of Hillary Clinton’s anticipated presidential bid is churning along, with multiple events in the coming weeks.

Arab States Voice Alarm Over Rebel Gains in Yemen

The capturing of Yemen's capital by a Shiite militia in September is stoking alarm in Arab capitals that Iran is using the conflict to widen its power in the Middle East.

Lawmakers Tapped for Key House Committee Posts

With little change at the highest ranks of congressional leadership, House lawmakers jousted this year for a few top committee perches, many of which were announced Tuesday in the House.

Senate Scenes: Hugs for Landrieu, Protests in the Gallery

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) said she knew "in her heart" she had the votes to pass her Keystone XL bill in remarks on the floor Tuesday afternoon, but where the 60th supporter would come from remained a mystery as voting got under way later in the day.

Senate Politics and Defeat of the Keystone Pipeline Bill

Linda Killian: The first major congressional vote after the midterms, on the Keystone XL Pipeline, was primarily about political self-interest and big-money influence--things voters just said they hate about Congress.

Why Republicans Are Unlikely to Keep Elmendorf as CBO Chief

Jim Manley: CBO Director Doug Elmendorf's economic views are too mainstream for those conservatives pining for the days of supply-side economics.

Jeb Bush, Common Core and 2016

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's support for Common Core national academic standards will be center stage this week as he hosts his educational think tank's annual conference.

Keystone Count: Getting to Sixty Votes in the Senate

Senate Democratic leaders are not “whipping” for or against votes on the Senate’s measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, leaving most of the arm-twisting to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.), who is betting her political career on passage of this bill, as she faces a tough runoff election in December.

Why Obama Has Used the Veto So Rarely

If Congress passes a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, President Barack Obama may invoke a rarely used power: his veto.

The Catch in Lifting Sanctions Against Iran

Michael Singh: In waiving sanctions that are related to Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. president would also blunt his most effective tools for countering Iran's other illicit activities.

White House: Gruber’s Role in Health Law Was Limited to Economics

The White House continued to distance itself from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber.

Democrats Send Mixed Messages on Immigration Timing

Senate Democrats appear united in their view that President Barack Obama should take executive action on immigration, but they are sending mixed messages on the timing.

House Republicans Hire Jonathan Turley to Pursue Obama Lawsuit

House Republicans have hired their third attorney since August to pursue their lawsuit against President Obama for allegedly overstepping his authority, tapping George Washington law professor Jonathan Turley.

Who Gets Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act – The Short Answer

Millions are expected to join Medicaid after the second sign-up drive begins on Saturday for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But already, new beneficiaries are putting strains on some health systems. Here's what to know.

Pipeline Question: Does Congress Have Power to Approve Keystone?

Underlying a political battle between Sen. Mary Landrieu and her challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, over the Keystone XL pipeline is a yearslong debate about whether Congress has the legal power to approve the project.

Secret U.S. Cellphone Program – The Short Answer

The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes in an effort to locate criminal suspects. Planes are equipped with devices that trick cellphones into reporting their unique registration information. Here is a rundown on the program.

Democrats Try for Quick Confirmation of NLRB Nominee

Democrats are urging a speedy confirmation of President Barack Obama’s new nominee to the National Labor Relations Board. On Thursday, they made clear they’re determined to get it.

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