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Seib Video: Can Scott Walker Avoid Donald Trump’s Shadow?

Donald Trump's bold and steadfast rhetoric on immigration has caused Republican opponent Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, to make his stances on the issue more conservative. WSJ's Reid Epstein explains what this means for Mr. Walker's campaign.

Donald Trump Is Right: About 42% of Americans Are Unemployed (If You Include My 88-Year-Old Grandma)

GOP front-runner Donald Trump is right: A little under 93 million people in America do not have jobs.

‘Deez Nuts’ Latest to Star in Offbeat Poll Questions

If you thought PPP's survey on presidential candidate "Deez Nuts" was fun, you might be a fan of the other polls the offbeat pollsters have done in recent years.

Paul Volcker Thows Weight Behind Iran Nuclear Deal

Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker on Thursday endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, throwing his weight behind a pact opposed by congressional Republicans.

Rick Santorum: I Had a Hard Line on Immigration Before Trump

Down in the polls and forgotten by the major cable networks, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday offered an immigration proposal that amounts to: Hey, I had Donald Trump’s ideas first.

White House Launches ‘Letters to President Obama’

The White House launched a Tumblr site on Thursday called "Letters to President Obama," a site dedicated to showing the letters that the White House receives and how the messages inform policy.

Which Candidates’ Super PACs Are Getting Most Corporate Money?

Corporations have flooded with cash the coffers of the legally independent fundraising groups backing the top Republican presidential contenders, motivated by the competitive primary election campaign, a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal campaign filings shows.

Jeb Bush to Hold Fundraiser With Father, Brother

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is holding a fundraising summit this fall featuring his father and brother, a gathering that illustrates the pros and cons of his presidential bloodline.

After Obama, an Improvement in U.S.-Israeli Relations?

Aaron David Miller: The relationship between the next president and this Israeli prime minister has nowhere to go but up. But don't expect a transformation.

Birthright Citizenship, by the Numbers – The Numbers

Donald Trump has renewed attention to birthright citizenship—the principle that anyone born on U.S. soil is a U.S. citizen, even if the child’s parents are illegal immigrants. Here are some of the key numbers you need to know to follow the debate.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton’s Emails, Trump, Bush Duel at Competing Events, More

The Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter is 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.

Rand Paul, Amid Setbacks, Looks to the Ron Paul Playbook

Rand Paul's itinerary next week runs straight through Ron Paul country: Western states like Washington and Wyoming where Republicans hold caucuses instead of primaries.

Donald Trump’s Retort to Pope: ‘ISIS Wants to Get You’

Donald Trump isn’t fond of Pope Francis’s critiques of capitalism, and he wouldn’t be shy about throwing the gauntlet if they ever did discuss the matter.

Classified or Not? Explaining the Clinton Email Controversy

Here is a rundown of the key issues in the fight over whether classified information was improperly sent or received by Hillary Clinton's private email address, which has become the focus of the controversy surrounding her email set...

2016 Candidates Take Political Ads to Instagram

Political ads are coming to Instagram. As of this week, the photo-based social media platform is allowing the 2016 candidates to advertise on its platform, and both Republican and Democratic candidates are eagerly taking advantage.

Democratic Strategist Steve Schale Joins ‘Draft Biden’ Effort

The group created to lure Vice President Joe Biden into a 2016 presidential campaign just got a boost in the nation’s largest battleground state, as veteran Democratic strategist Steve Schale joins the Draft Biden 2016 super PAC as an informal adviser.

Rick Perry: There’s No ‘Handbook’ for Leadership

Struggling with fundraising and eager to distinguish himself in a crowded, chaotic Republican primary race, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry talked up his lengthy executive experience in a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday.

Magazine Touts Trump’s Lucrative Ties to Multilevel Marketing Firm

The August 2015 issue of Success From Home magazine, sponsored by multilevel marketing firm ACN Inc., touts its lucrative ties to Donald Trump.

Barack Obama to Visit New Orleans on 10th Anniversary of Katrina

President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the White House said Wednesday, a disaster he has previously called a "man-made catastrophe” and “a shameful breakdown in government."

What Post-Katrina New Orleans Shows About Urban and Race Issues

Drew Altman: As our national debates about race and policing evolve, the experience of New Orleans reminds us of the deeper economic and social problems in U.S. urban areas.

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