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Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi Committee Requests Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

House Republicans are asking Hillary Clinton to turn over her personal email server to a third-party arbiter to recover deleted emails and independently decide which can be released to investigators and the public.

Five Things About Obama’s Oil and Natural-Gas Fracking Rules

The Obama administration on Friday unveiled long-awaited regulations setting new standards for hydraulic fracturing in the oil and natural-gas industries, a process that has helped fuel a U.S. energy boom. Here are five things to know about the rules.

Health-Care Job Growth Has Been Bright. Here’s the Cloud.

David Blumenthal and David Squires: The health-care sector cannot continue to add jobs that pay well without eventually passing on those costs.

Politics Counts: George W. Bush’s Quiet Comeback

There are signs that voters' feelings about George W. Bush may not weigh too heavily on Jeb Bush's chances in 2016 -- and may even help.

Barack Obama Asks Iran to Free Jason Rezaian and Other Americans

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Iran to release a Washington Post reporter and two other Americans held there.

Is the House ‘Doc Fix’ Bill Fiscally Sustainable?

Chris Jacobs: The House "doc fix" legislation could end up exempting from any structural reforms the more than 16 million individuals forecast to join Medicare by 2020.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends | Inside the Google Antitrust Probe | Iran Talks Stall

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.

RNC Boosts Monthly Haul, Targets Data Buildout

The Republican National Committee grew its fundraising haul last month, bringing in $7.6 million—about half a million more than it raised in January.

Expect Capitol Hill Tussles to Shape GOP’s 2016 Race

Upcoming legislative tussles are likely to underscore the contradictions between a Republican-controlled Congress tasked with governing and White House hopefuls catering to the most conservative elements of the GOP.

Video: WSJ’s Neil King on the Rocky Path to a Trade Deal

There are three reasons the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal may not get done, WSJ Global Economics Editor Neil King Jr. explains.

Obama Marks Nowruz in Statement

Pres. Barack Obama issued his annual statement Thursday to mark Nowruz, the Persian new year. This year's statement comes as Iran and world powers including the U. S. are trying to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear program and reflects Mr. Obama's hopes for such a deal.

White House Sees Opportunity in Republicans’ Budget Divisions

In division, there may be strength. Or so says the the White House‘s budget chief in assessing the chances of a deal to roll back across-the-board spending curbs known as the sequester. The split within the Republican Party over adhering...Show More Summary

Dueling Bills Complicate U.S. Cyberdefense Efforts

Dueling House committees are drafting their own cybersecurity bills, reflecting a legislative turf war that has complicated political efforts to address the growing number of computer attacks.

Obama to Prince Charles: Americans Big Fans of Royal Family

President Barack Obama says the American people are "quite fond" of the British royal family and like them more than their own politicians.

Five Things That Are Wrong With the Congressional Budget Process

Here are five things that are wrong with the congressional budget process.

Obama Praises Idea of Mandatory Voting

Should the U.S. require every adult to vote? Many countries already do, and President Barack Obama came close to endorsing mandatory voting in the U.S. in comments Wednesday.

In Texas, Chris Christie to Raise Funds, Reassure Donors

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political action committee is taking a fundraising jaunt next week through Texas, where the governor hopes to reassure Republican donors of his viability as a 2016 candidate.

Next Steps for Israel and the U.S.

Brian Katulis: When it comes to foreign policy, Israel remains heavily dependent on U.S. support, and the United States needs reliable partners in the Middle East.

Florida Governor’s Duke Upset Pick Won’t Happen

Nonetheless, Florida Gov. Rick Scott tried to put a good face on things in putting together his men's NCAA bracket, and predicted his state’s lone entrant in the NCAA men’s tournament would make history.

The Tragedy of Tunisia

Robin Wright: Tunisia's problem is that four years after Mr. Bouazizi's self-immolation, flash points remain and many still face profound inequities.

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