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Where ‘Madam Secretary’ Gets Washington Wrong

Robin Wright: The first episode tried to do too much, too fast, and it ended up somewhat incoherent in its plots. Then there’s the credibility problem.

Inventory: Omar Gonzalez Had Cache of Weapons in Earlier Arrest

Omar J. Gonzalez, who was arrested for allegedly scaling the White House fence and entering the building, had been arrested earlier this year in a separate incident in western Virginia.

Treasury Fact Sheet: The New Rules on Tax Inversions

The Obama administration on Monday issued new rules to combat so-called tax inversions, intended to make the deals harder to accomplish and less profitable. Here is the Treasury fact sheet explaining details of the administration's new rules.

Hillary Clinton Sends Fundraising Email for House Democrats

Hillary Clinton sent her first fundraising email of the 2014 election cycle Monday morning, asking for donations on behalf of House Democrat’s campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

3 Reasons for Democrats to Worry If Republicans Win the Senate

Jim Manley: If Republicans take over the Senate, Democrats could wash their hands of any responsibility for legislating, but Republicans would still have the power to subpoena--and would not be afraid to use it.

Clinton World Braces for Big News on Baby Front

The Clinton family is about to drop some big news – having nothing to do with Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions.

White House Spells Out Increased Security

The Secret Service has quickly implemented a number of changes to White House security after a U.S. Army veteran managed to scale a fence and dash into the executive mansion, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

Four Questions for Afghanistan’s Future

Michael Kugelman: In a country as divided as Afghanistan, a rift of any kind could doom a unity government.

GOP Senate Hopefuls Crowd Into Jeb Bush Event

In a sign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s fundraising prowess, four top-tier Republican Senate candidates are personally attending the Tuesday event he is headlining on their behalf in Florida.

Is the Afghan Deal Viable?

Robin Wright: The danger now is that the deal to resolve Afghanistan’s presidential election will not resolve the political rivalry between the camps of the two candidates.

How Some Obama-Bush Approval Comparisons Miss the Mark

Jeff Horwitt: It's a stretch to compare the ratings of a sitting president with a former president who is largely out of the public debate.

Lois Lerner Downplays Role in IRS Controversy

Retired IRS official Lois Lerner defends her actions in overseeing tax-exempt organizations in a new interview with Politico, but discloses few new details about the controversy.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S., Allies Train Kurds to Fight Islamic State | Democrats Urge Michelle Obama to Hit the Campaign Trail | Why the Senate Race Remains Close

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

Do Presidential Approval Ratings Really Matter in Midterm Elections?

The party that controls the White House is typically dealt a blow in the midterm election that comes in a president's second term. But do lower approval ratings for the president mean a shellacking is coming? Maybe, maybe not.

NRA Tries to Sink Michelle Nunn With Bloomberg Tie

Michael Bloomberg isn’t on the ballot anywhere this year, but the National Rifle Association is aiming to make ties to him toxic for Democrats in tough races.

Seib Video: Why the Senate Race Remains Close

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses how Democrats are managing to keep the Senate race close in a year that's clearly a good one for Republicans.

Lawmakers Express Reservations About Obama’s Islamic State Strategy

Lawmakers on Sunday expressed reservations about the president’s Islamic State strategy and questioned whether the operation to defeat the extremist militants would ultimately require boots on the ground.

Republicans, More Than Democrats, See 2014 Elections as Important

With Republicans aiming to regain control of the Senate, three-quarters of GOP voters say this year’s congressional elections are much more important or somewhat more important than other elections, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg survey finds.

White House Intrusion a Blow to Secret Service

The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

Playing Politics Over the Kansas Senate Ballot?

Linda Killian: The back-and-forth over the Senate candidate names on the Kansas ballot illustrates why voter registration and election administration should be nonpartisan.

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