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Why the U.S. Should Work With Moderates in the Middle East

Michael O'Hanlon: President Obama and his defenders say the Middle East has no real moderates with whom the U.S. could work, but the case for hopefulness is much stronger than they let on.

Republicans Strike Mark Begich Where He’s Strongest

The first round of general election advertising in Alaska hits first-term Democrat Sen. Mark Begich where he’s strongest: women’s issues and work ethic.

Democratic Committees Bested GOP in July Fundraising

Democratic fundraising committees fared better across the board than their Republican counterparts last month in fundraising, despite indications that Democrats will face tougher elections come November.

Gabby Giffords Issues Ice-Bucket Challenge to NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre

Gabby Giffords, the former congresswoman who was nearly killed by a gunman in 2011, has posted her entry in the ice-bucket challenge -- and is asking a political archrival to take part in the challenge as well.

Sarah Palin: I Hate That Tina Fey Made Me Look Like an Idiot

Years after her failed bid to become vice president, Sarah Palin still seems miffed about Tina Fey's caricature of her during the campaign.

Democrats Take Lesson From Apple’s Playbook

Democrats are trying to do for voter-turnout what Apple's iPhone did for handheld devices – put innovation in the hands of its users.

Florida’s New Redistricting Plan: Round Two

Linda Killian looks at the second round in the fight over the Florida legislature’s redrawn congressional map.

Alaska’s Sen. Begich Begins General Election TV Ad Attack on Sullivan

Sen. Mark Begich is wasting no time using Dan Sullivan's Republican primary opponents' words against him.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S. Tried to Rescue James Foley | Holder Vows Thorough Probe of Ferguson Shooting | In Ads, Wall Street Gets Reprieve as Political Villian

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

Wall Street Isn’t the Political Baddie It Used to Be

Far fewer political ads mention the financial industry this year, a big switch from 2012 when Wall Street was a main political villain.

Seib Video: Obama’s Response to Killing of Journalist

WSJ's Jerry Seib explains the three tough challenges for President Obama in targeting and eliminating the threat of the Islamic State.

Democrat Pryor Embraces Obama Health-Care Law in Ad

Sen. Mark Pryor Wednesday launched a new campaign ad that spotlights his support for the 2010 health-care law -- defying GOP claims that the landmark law is too unpopular for Democrats to embrace in competitive election campaigns.

Eric Holder Discusses Being Stopped by Police in Georgetown, on Jersey Turnpike

Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to serve as the country's top law-enforcement official, commented on his personal experiences with police, in remarks at St. Louis Community College.

What Presidential Votes Suggest About 2014 Senate Races — Charts

In the midterm elections, the field of competitive contests is considerably narrower than in years past. With state voting patterns becoming less variable, it's becoming more difficult for Democrats to compete in red states, or for Republicans to mount a viable bid in blue states.

What Do the 2,400 People Who Work for the IMF Actually Do?

David Wessel writes about Liaquat Ahamed's new book -- an inside look at how the IMF works.

Obama Transcript and Video: World ‘Appalled’ by Foley Murder; ISIS ‘Cancer’ Must Be Extracted

President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of an American journalist Wednesday and said the U.S. would be vigilant and relentless in combating the threat posed by Islamic extremists. Here is the transcript of his remarks, as provided by Federal News Service.

George W. Bush Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tags Bill Clinton

Former President George W. Bush has joined the ranks of politicians, celebrities and everyday Americans who are getting soaked in the name of charity.

2014 Race to Watch: Can Grimes Unseat McConnell in Kentucky?

Does political novice Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to bring down the most powerful Republican in the Senate? We take a look in this video report.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Secretive Hamas Army Emerges | Success Spurs Push for More Iraq Attacks | Schools, Businesses Hit by Ferguson Turmoil

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

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