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Boehner Pledges Immigration Fight, But No Shutdown Threat

House Speaker John Boehner said House Republicans would push back against President Obama’s plans to take immigration actions on his own, but didn't tie that fight to the spending bill Congress must pass in mid-December to keep the government funded.

Getting to the Bottom of ‘Grubergate’

Neera Tanden: Jonathan Gruber was not, as many claim, the architect of the Affordable Care Act. He is an MIT economist who consulted for HHS. He did not make policy.

Biden Urges Groups to Lobby Congress for $6.2 Billion in Ebola Funds

Vice President Joe Biden urged lawmakers on Thursday to take up the administration's request for more than $6 billion in emergency aid to deal with the worldwide Ebola outbreak.

How Democrats Owe Their Midterm Losses to Student Loans

Jeff Horwitt: While Democrats carried 18-to-29-year-olds 54% to 43%, this is their worst showing among younger voters since 2002.

Pipeline Question: Does Congress Have Power to Approve Keystone?

Underlying a political battle between incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.), and her challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy (R., La.), over the Keystone XL pipeline is a years-long debate about whether Congress has the legal power to approve the project.

U.S. Chamber’s Scott Reed: War on Women Strategy a ‘Huge Disaster’

The Democrats’ "war on women" strategy was a total failure, said Scott Reed, senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Axelrod Sees Hillary Clinton as Contrast to Obama

David Axelrod has lots of thoughts about Hillary Clinton's likely presidential candidacy – most of which come with some criticism.

George W. Bush to Bill Clinton: #BrotherfromAnotherMother

George W. Bush followed Bill Clinton into the White House -- but he's not following him on Twitter. The two former presidents traded lighthearted barbs on social media this week -- but the one thing they agree on is their admiration of George H.W. Bush.

Partisan Bickering Returns to Washington

Those post-election pledges of bipartisanship didn't last long. It took about a week for President Obama and congressional Republicans to lock horns over immigration, climate change and regulating the Internet.

How Iran Jails Journalists and Human Rights Lawyers

Haleh Esfandiari: Among the endangered species in Iran these days are journalists--and lawyers brave enough to defend journalists and political dissidents have not fared well either.

U.S. Chamber’s Scott Reed: ‘War on Women Strategy … a Huge Disaster’

The Democrats’ "war on women" strategy was a total failure, said Scott Reed, senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

U.S. Chamber’s Scott Reed: ‘War on Women … a Huge Disaster’

The Democrats’ "war on women" strategy was a total failure, said Scott Reed, senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Axelrod Calls Martha Coakley ‘A Demonstrably Bad Candidate’

David Axelrod said voters who rejected Democrat Martha Coakley, who lost the governors race in Massachusetts, did so for personal reasons.

David Axelrod: Democrats Need a Coherent Economic Message

Democrats must develop a coherent economic message ahead of the 2016 elections if they hope to retain the White House and win back the Senate, Democratic strategist David Axelrod warned at Thursday’s Capital Journal breakfast.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Immigration Fight Quickly Reignites | Pledges of Bipartisanship Didn’t Last Long | Surprises Lurk in Health-Site Re-Ups

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

Live Video Event: How Midterm Results Will Shape Washington

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib on Thursday morning leads a panel discussion on how the midterm results will shape Washington.

Capital Journal: Immigration Fight Quickly Reignites | Pledges of Bipartisanship Didn’t Last Long | Surprises Lurk in Health-Site Re-Ups

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

Partisan Bickering Returns to Washington

Those post-election pledges of bipartisanship didn't last long. It took about a week for President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans to lock horns over immigration, climate change and regulating the Internet. Those dustups preview budget battles on the horizon and another potential standoff over the 2010 health law.

Rand Paul Re-Election Bid Highlights Hurdle in Kentucky Law

Republican isn’t ready to start his expected presidential campaign, but he’s definitely running for re-election to the Senate, settling off a potential battle over Kentucky election law. Mr. Paul’s re-election plans were announced Wednesday after a daylong series of meetings with his political advisers in Washington, D.C. “Team Rand had a very successful day of [...]

Lew to Germany and Japan: Be More Like Us

David Wessel: When Jack Lew took over at Treasury a little less than two years ago, the rest of the world was still blaming the U.S. for triggering the worst global financial crisis in generations. Today, the U.S. is doing better than nearly any other advanced economy.

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