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A Selection of Jonathan Gruber’s White House Emails

Jonathan Gruber worked more closely than previously known with the White House and top federal officials to shape and influence the law, according to previously unreleased emails. Here's a look at some of the online exchanges.

A Gender Gap in Economic Security for Seniors

Drew Altman: The gender gap in retirement income security happens because women are marrying less and working more but still being paid less than men.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The Debate Over the Confederate Battle Flag, 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.

In Iran Nuclear Talks, Sharpening Consequences of Failure Is Critical

Michael Singh and Simond de Galbert: While many observers focus on what would constitute an acceptable deal with Iran, just as important is how to arrive at such an agreement.

Support for Sending Troops to Fight ISIS Splits by Party — WSJ/NBC Poll

A majority of Americans support recommitting U.S. troops to Iraq to fight the Islamic terrorist group known as Islamic State or ISIS, although many want the deployment for just for a short period, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

Seib Video: Bush and Clinton Remain Unshaken

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains how the reputations of Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have weathered the storm after tumultuous starts to their presidential campaigns.

5 Takeaways From the June WSJ/NBC Poll

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll sizes up the 2016 presidential race, after a batch of new Republicans enter the race and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strengthens her claim on the Democratic nomination. Here are five takeaways from the poll.

In Marc Maron Interview, Obama Says Fight Against Racism Has Many Layers

In an interview released Monday, President Barack Obama said that combating racism didn't end with making racial slurs impolite.

Your Politics Determine Your Anxieties — WSJ/NBC Poll

Republicans and Democrats are worried about completely different things when they look at the state of the U.S. economy, culture and political system, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

Support for Free Trade Drops, Amid Raging Congressional Debate – WSJ/NBC Poll

Voters’ support for expanding U.S. trade abroad has dropped in the last two months, as President Barack Obama has battled with Congress to pass legislation to expedite consideration of free-trade agreements, the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

Donald Trump Files Paperwork Making 2016 Run Official

Donald Trump released an official declaration of candidacy for president Monday, nearly a week after the Republican presidential contender first announced he would seek the nomination.

Obama, Biden to Travel to Charleston on Friday

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Charleston, S.C. on Friday to memorialize the victims of last week's shooting in a historic black church.

Ben Carson: Taking Down Confederate Flag Won’t Ease Nation’s Race Problems

Ben Carson, the only major African American candidate running for president in 2016, said Monday that removing the Confederate battle flag from South Carolina’s statehouse grounds won’t do anything to change the nation’s racial dynamics.

Climate Clashes Resume in Washington

Washington’s climate wars are heating up, with the White House and congressional Republicans both making moves this week that counter the other’s agenda.

The Supreme Court and the Art of Saving the Best Opinions For Last

The Supreme Court is wrapping up its 2014-2015 term and issued four decisions Monday, but none were in the half dozen biggest cases still pending. As in prior years, it looks like the court is saving the best for last.

Republicans Relinquish Donations From White Supremacist Cited by Charleston Suspect

Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress on Monday said they were returning or otherwise relinquishing donations from a white supremacist whom the alleged killer of nine black churchgoers cited as an influence.

Clinton-Bush Faceoff Would Leave Many Unsatisfied, Poll Finds

If the 2016 presidential election comes down to a choice between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, just 39% would be very or fairly satisfied with the choice, with Republicans particularly sour on those options, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll has found.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Bush, Rubio Solidify Front-Runner Status, 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.

Seib Video: Bobby Jindal Discusses the 2016 Election

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who plans to announce whether he'll enter the 2016 presidential race on Wednesday, discusses his upcoming decision and why he thinks he would be a strong contender in the Republican field.

Clinton Campaign Tamps Down Expectations for Iowa Caucuses

Well versed in the Mondale-Hart battle of 1984, the Clinton campaign is working hard to tamp down expectations for the Iowa caucuses next year, telling everyone who will listen that it's exceedingly rare for a Democratic candidate who's not a sitting president to capture more than 50% in Iowa.

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