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Gary Johnson: I’m a ‘Reality-Based’ Candidate for President

Former New Mexico governor, Marijuana businessman and one-time Republican presidential hopeful Gary Johnson talks to the Wall Street Journal in a hallway at CPAC.

Ben Carson Tones It Down a Bit in Speech Opening CPAC

In a speech to a gathering of conservative activists Thursday, Ben Carson forewent his past broadsides against the media’s “craziness narrative” and his comparisons between the Affordable Care Act and slavery.

Politicians and Pundits at CPAC 2015

A guide to who will be addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S., Israel Trade Barbs | GOP Centrists Look to Jeb Bush | Brooklyn Men Accused of Plot to Join ISIS

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

White House to Send Senior Official to Pro-Israel Conference

The White House's choice of who to send to address a conference next week hosted by Washington's strongest pro-Israel lobby will be a closely watched decision likely to be interpreted as a sign of the value President Barack Obama places on U.S.-Israeli relations.

Seib Video: All Sides Dig in Around Netanyahu Speech

The tensions around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress are running high as those in support and those opposed to his appearance have become entrenched. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Barack Obama Warns Federal Officials Could Disregard His Immigration Measures

President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned that some officials within the federal bureaucracy could disregard his directives shielding millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

How Obamacare’s Tax Complications Are Playing Out

Chris Jacobs: The administration’s enrollment strategy seems inclined toward leniency—for the policy reason of trying to enroll as many individuals as possible and for the political reason of avoiding actions that could make the law more unpopular.

Former DHS Secretaries Urge Republicans to Fund the Department

Two former secretaries of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush urged Republicans to provide funding for the department.

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Flock to ‘CPAC Primary’

An all-star lineup of Republican presidential contenders will be vying for attention this week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside of Washington, D.C. t

Start-Up Capital Is Growing

Robert Litan: A turnaround in the nation’s entrepreneurial activities still has a long way to go, but venture capital funding patterns are moving in the right direction.

Senate, in Break From Past, Holds Closed Hearing on Intelligence Threats

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence met behind closed doors with top intelligence officials to review various threats around the world.

Poll Shows Scott Walker’s Strength Holding in Iowa

On the heels of a well-received speech last month, another Iowa poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's early strength holding in the key Republican nominating contest.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What Will Happen to Keystone XL? | Showdown Over Homeland Security Funding | Enduring Appeal of Obama-Bashing

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

Medicare Spending Cuts and Hospital Productivity Gains

Drew Altman and Dana Goldman: Hospital productivity increased significantly from 2002 to 2011, growing faster than had generally been predicted.

The Enduring Appeal of Obama-Bashing

President Barack Obama may be a lame duck with no elections left to run, as he likes to remind audiences, but Republicans aren't done using him as a foil.

Netanyahu Rejects Offer of Meeting With Senate Democrats

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined an invitation to meet with Senate Democrats during his upcoming visit to Washington, a move likely to heighten partisan tensions over his planned speech to Congress.

Carly Fiorina Allies Form Super PAC to Back Possible White House Run

Allies of Carly Fiorina on Tuesday evening launched a super PAC to back a potential presidential run by the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive.

Barack Obama Has Issued Fewer Vetoes Than 75% of Presidents

Mr. Obama’s statement saying legislation that would have approved the pipeline project “has earned my veto” was a rarity for a president who has wielded his veto pen fewer times than any U.S. leader in more than a century.

Burwell: Administration Has ‘No Plans’ If Court Throws Out Health Tax Credits

The secretary of Health and Human Services told a key Republican senator the administration has no plan should the Supreme Court gut the Affordable Care Act in a case to be heard next week.

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