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5 Lessons From the Obamacare Battles the GOP Can Apply to Immigration

John Feehery: Republicans can win on immigration only if they come up with a superior alternative that the president is compelled to sign.

Ryan: Obama Immigration Action Would Hurt Tax Overhaul Prospects

The incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says chances for a tax overhaul will be hurt by a forthcoming immigration executive action by President Barack Obama.

LePage Adds Personal Note in Attacking Obama Immigration Plan

Maine GOP Gov. Paul LePage reacted angrily, and with a personal note, to news that President Obama was soon to announce his plan to take executive action on immigration.

Community Bankers Join Opposition to Treasury Nominee Antonio Weiss

Community bankers are raising concerns about President Barack Obama’s pick for a senior U.S. Treasury post, the latest group to oppose the nomination of investment banker Antonio Weiss.

Obama Faces Skeptical Public on Immigration Action — WSJ/NBC Poll

President Obama faces headwinds as he sets out to sell his executive action on immigration to the public, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

How 13 Million Americans Could Lose Insurance Subsidies

Drew Altman: A Supreme Court decision for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would ultimately deny federal subsidies for insurance premiums to approximately 13 million Americans in 2016.

SNL’s Cecily Strong to Headline White House Correspondents Dinner

Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong will provide the entertainment at next year's White House Correspondents Association dinner, the group announced Wednesday.

Seib Video: Jeb Bush and the 2016 Election

If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush chooses to run for president, the decision will affect the entire Republican field of candidates. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Keystone Pipeline: Bigger Battle Is Coming Next Year

The Keystone XL Pipeline debate drama will be back in January, with the focus on the White House.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Senate Defeats Keystone XL Bill | Jeb Bush Speech Will Add to ’16 Intrigue | Arab States Voice Alarm Over Rebel Gains in Yemen

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

Fundraisers Rev Up for Possible Hillary Clinton Run

The fundraising machinery in support of Hillary Clinton’s anticipated presidential bid is churning along, with multiple events in the coming weeks.

Arab States Voice Alarm Over Rebel Gains in Yemen

The capturing of Yemen's capital by a Shiite militia in September is stoking alarm in Arab capitals that Iran is using the conflict to widen its power in the Middle East.

Lawmakers Tapped for Key House Committee Posts

With little change at the highest ranks of congressional leadership, House lawmakers jousted this year for a few top committee perches, many of which were announced Tuesday in the House.

Senate Scenes: Hugs for Landrieu, Protests in the Gallery

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) said she knew "in her heart" she had the votes to pass her Keystone XL bill in remarks on the floor Tuesday afternoon, but where the 60th supporter would come from remained a mystery as voting got under way later in the day.

Senate Politics and Defeat of the Keystone Pipeline Bill

Linda Killian: The first major congressional vote after the midterms, on the Keystone XL Pipeline, was primarily about political self-interest and big-money influence--things voters just said they hate about Congress.

Why Republicans Are Unlikely to Keep Elmendorf as CBO Chief

Jim Manley: CBO Director Doug Elmendorf's economic views are too mainstream for those conservatives pining for the days of supply-side economics.

Jeb Bush, Common Core and 2016

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's support for Common Core national academic standards will be center stage this week as he hosts his educational think tank's annual conference.

Keystone Count: Getting to Sixty Votes in the Senate

Senate Democratic leaders are not “whipping” for or against votes on the Senate’s measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, leaving most of the arm-twisting to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.), who is betting her political career on passage of this bill, as she faces a tough runoff election in December.

Why Obama Has Used the Veto So Rarely

If Congress passes a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, President Barack Obama may invoke a rarely used power: his veto.

The Catch in Lifting Sanctions Against Iran

Michael Singh: In waiving sanctions that are related to Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. president would also blunt his most effective tools for countering Iran's other illicit activities.

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