Blog Profile / Washington Wire


URL :http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/
Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:14043
Posts / Week:45.6
Archived Since:June 30, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Lindsey Graham Jumps Ahead of His Presidential Announcement

on Monday became the latest White House hopeful to jump ahead of his own presidential campaign launch, telling an interviewer "I'm running because I think the world is falling apart."

Christie to Defend Surveillance Program, Call Fears ‘Baloney’

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to call for America to expand its military capacity and to defend the gathering of intelligence through surveillance during a foreign policy focused speech Monday.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Election 2016, Policing in the U.S., 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.

Activist Group Pushes for Probe of Syrian Regime and Its Military Backers

A Middle East activist group is pushing the International Criminal Court to investigate the Syrian regime and its principal military backers, Iran and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, for war crimes.

Seib Video: The Political Perils of a Slowing Economy

President Barack Obama may run into new political problems if the U.S. economy continues to slow. WSJ Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Why the Economy, and the Fed, Keep Getting Knocked Off Track

This is the Friday afternoon newsletter from The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Lawmakers Express Concern on Spread of Islamic State

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed concern about the spread of Islamic State across the Middle East, despite news that U.S. Special Forces killed a senior leader of the group.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Recorded Making Gesture Seen as Offensive to Native Americans

U.S. Rep., who is running for California’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2016, was recorded at the state Democratic Party’s convention Saturday making a gesture seen as offensive to Native Americans: tapping her hand over her open mouth while making a whooping sound.

Jindal Interview: Candidates, Including Jeb Bush, Must Be Ready for Tough Questions

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal chided Jeb Bush for not being prepared for the now-infamous Iraq War question, saying in an interview Saturday that Republicans must nominate a candidate who is “ready to answer the tough questions.”

Eurozone Recovery and Lessons About Austerity

Michael W. Klein: Austerity did not deliver in Britain, which experienced an even sharper decline in output than the United States, or the eurozone as a whole, in the wake of the 2008 crisis.

The Obamas Are Still Rich, But Hold a Big Mortgage

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had assets of $1.9 million and $6.9 million last year -- but pay an above-average rate on the mortgage on their Chicago home, according to financial disclosures released Friday.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Why the Economy, and the Fed, Keep Getting Knocked Off Track

The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Marco Rubio Is One of the Least Wealthy Candidates Seeking White House

Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had assets of between $300,000 and $840,000 in 2014, his campaign reported Friday, making him one of the least wealthy candidates eyeing the White House in years.

The Vatican, ‘Palestine’–and Perils of International Campaigns for Statehood

Aaron David Miller: International campaigns to build support for a Palestinian state, let alone the effort to recognize it, won’t advance the Palestinian cause--and may even retard it.

Romney, Holyfield Set to Square Off in Charity Fight

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen Police Officers

In the midst of a pitched national debate about relations between police and minority communities, President Barack Obama paid tribute on Friday to fallen law enforcement officers while vowing to tackle some of the social ills that make police work dangerous in many places.

Voters Are Saying No to Neophytes in 2016

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll from April found some 69% of Americans expressed misgivings about a presidential candidate who is not a politician or has no previous elected experience.

At Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner, Will Jeb Bush’s Opponents Hit Him on Iraq?

Saturday will see the latest cattle call for the Republican Party’s White House hopefuls, who gather in Des Moines for the Iowa GOP’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner. Can they hit Jeb Bush over his shifting position on Iraq without upsetting the increasingly Hawkish base?

Another Spending Standoff Between the White House and Congress?

Chris Jacobs: The president who signed the Budget Control Act into law four years ago wants to exceed the spending levels the legislation prescribed.

Chris Christie Searches for a Voter Base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasn't yet announced whether he is running for president in 2016, but he certainly seems like he is. He traveled to New Hampshire to speak on tax reform on Tuesday and made some time for TV interview where he jabbed at 2016 hopeful Jeb Bush.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC