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Sen. Al Franken Demands Answers From Uber on Privacy, ‘God View’ Tool

A controversy sparked by the recent comments of an Uber executive has triggered an inquiry from Capitol Hill.

5 Takeaways From the WSJ/NBC Post-Midterms Poll

Americans are largely pleased with the outcome of this month’s midterm elections but have little faith that Republican gains in the House and Senate will prompt the two parties to work more closely to solve the nation’s problems, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Here are five highlights from the poll.

Governor Who? Many 2016 Hopefuls Still Relative Unknowns — WSJ/NBC Poll

Many Republican leaders predict their next presidential nominee will come from the party’s bumper crop of governors. If only anyone knew their names.

GOP Criticized for Lack of Women in Leadership

Most of the House Republicans tapped to lead congressional committees for the next two years have one thing in common: they’re men.

Pelosi Leads Disapproval Ratings in Congress — WSJ/NBC Poll

Just 21% of those surveyed in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll approve of Nancy Pelosi, compared with 47% who disapprove.

Nonvoters Would Have Leaned Toward Democrats in Midterms — WSJ/NBC Poll

Democrats bemoaned midterm election turnout that reached historic lows. Turns out, those who sat out the Nov. 4 vote would have voted for Democrats had they shown up, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found.

Americans Foggy on Climate Change Steps — WSJ/NBC Poll

Americans want President Barack Obama and Congress to do something to limit carbon emissions, but when presented with an option to do so, they don’t like it, according to the latest WSJ/NBC News poll out Wednesday.

Americans Don’t Want Obama Leading on Policy — WSJ/NBC Poll

The American people don’t want President Barack Obama to take the lead on enacting policy, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, but they remain supportive of some of his key initiatives, such as a higher minimum wage.

A Path to Defusing Tensions in Jerusalem

Dennis Ross: Is the recent violence in Jerusalem a sign of global jihad inspired by Islamic State? Or are we seeing what happens when the status quo of Temple Mount/Haram is altered?

Colorado’s Hickenlooper on Getting Re-elected: It’s About the Economy

Why did Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper win re-election when fellow Democrat Mark Udall got trounced in his bid for a second Senate term? Mr. Hickenlooper says it’s because while Mr. Udall campaigned on social issues, he stuck to the economy.

Sen. Warren to Democrats: Don’t Overlook Working People

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the case Wednesday that a populist economic message is attractive to voters.

Man Arrested Near White House After Gun Found in Car

An Iowa man was arrested Wednesday afternoon near the White House and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm.

Obama Turns to Facebook to Announce Big News

President Barack Obamadidn’t need the press to tease his immigration plan. Instead, he went directly to the place where many Americans increasingly get their news: Facebook.

Enzi Could Challenge Sessions for Senate Budget Gavel

Sen. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) could challenge Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) over the chairmanship of the Senate Budget Committee.

5 Lessons From the Obamacare Battles the GOP Can Apply to Immigration

John Feehery: Republicans can win on immigration only if they come up with a superior alternative that the president is compelled to sign.

Ryan: Obama Immigration Action Would Hurt Tax Overhaul Prospects

The incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says chances for a tax overhaul will be hurt by a forthcoming immigration executive action by President Barack Obama.

LePage Adds Personal Note in Attacking Obama Immigration Plan

Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage reacted angrily, and with a personal note, to news that President Obama was soon to announce his plan to take executive action on immigration.

Community Bankers Join Opposition to Treasury Nominee Antonio Weiss

Community bankers are raising concerns about President Barack Obama’s pick for a senior U.S. Treasury post, the latest group to oppose the nomination of investment banker Antonio Weiss.

Obama Faces Skeptical Public on Immigration Action — WSJ/NBC Poll

President Obama faces headwinds as he sets out to sell his executive action on immigration to the public, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

How 13 Million Americans Could Lose Insurance Subsidies

Drew Altman: A Supreme Court decision for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would ultimately deny federal subsidies for insurance premiums to approximately 13 million Americans in 2016.

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