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Prince Charles, Camilla to Meet With President as D.C. Tour Continues

After starting their third official visit to the U.S. with a little royal tourism, Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are shifting to more serious topics on Thursday, including a meeting with the president.

Reid Epstein on Scott Walker’s Challenge to Jeb Bush

For months, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been leading the field of potential Republican 2016 contenders. Now, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is posing a challenge on his right. WSJ politics reporter Reid Epstein explains.

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Puts Entitlements on the Table | U.S. to ‘Re-Evaluate’ Mideast Peace Strategy | Democratic Leaders Weigh In on Senate Primaries

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.

After Five Years, Public Opinion on Health Law Remains Divided

Drew Altman: It’s hard to imagine change anytime soon in Republican or Democratic sentiment on the ACA, and with most independents really leaning Democratic or Republican a big change in their views is not likely either.

Will Museum Terrorist Attack Derail Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy?

Haleh Esfandiari and Jason Brodsky: Combine poverty and unemployment with Tunisia's steady pool of disaffected jihadi-sympathizers, and you have the makings of a dark, deadly storm.

Democratic Leaders Weigh In on 2016 Senate Primaries

Democratic leaders, anxious to win back the Senate majority in 2016, are not being shy about throwing their weight around to help their favored candidates in intraparty fights.

The Politics of Paying for the Medicare ‘Doc Fix’

Chris Jacobs: The House Republican leadership is well aware of the premium effects of an unpaid-for repeal of the sustainable growth rate machanism.

Barbara Bush: Jeb Is Our Best Chance in 2016

It took a while for her to come around, but former First Lady Barbara Bush says it's high time for another Bush in the White House, putting her name to an email raising funds for Jeb Bush's likely run.

Republicans Offered Their Budget Proposals. Now What?

Now that the House and Senate Republicans have both offered their budget blueprints, attention turns to what Congress can agree on.

GOP’s 2016 Hopefuls Quick to Congratulate Netanyahu

Likely Republican presidential candidates were quick to congratulate Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on winning his fourth term.

Cautious Obama Picks Kentucky to Win NCAA Tournament

President Barack Obama said nobody plays a perfect basketball game, but Kentucky comes awfully close as he predicted that the Wildcats would finish out this basketball season with an undefeated record and an NCAA championship.

How Islamic State Threatens Rand Paul’s 2016 Campaign

Dan Schnur: Whatever the advisability of the letter, Tom Cotton’s battle points to a reordering of the Republican policy universe and a reaffirmation of the GOP’s commitment to an assertive foreign policy and strengthened national defense.

Initial Test of Letter Sent to White House Shows Cyanide

A letter sent to the White House has initially tested positive for cyanide, the Secret Service said.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Fed Move Could Unnerve Investors | GOP Budget Politics | Aaron Schock to Resign

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.

What to Watch in the U.S. Budget Process

It's budget week on Capitol Hill. Here are five basics to help understand the process, the politics and the policy.

Signs Hillary Clinton Is Amending Her Media Strategy

The early appointments to Hillary Clinton's media operation seem to signal that she wants rapprochement with the press in 2016.

Video: The Politics of the GOP Budget

Medicare, Medicaid and the nation's social safety net are about to be at the center of the political conversation again because of House Republicans' budget proposal. The debate will likely draw in the presidential hopefuls and present a choice for Republicans running for re-election. WSJ national politics editor Aaron Zitner explains.

Treasury Secretary Lew: No Recollection of Clinton Email System

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew was pulled into former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons email controversy Tuesday as House Republicans grilled him on what he knew as her top operations officer.

Cutting Through the Layers of the U.S. Budget Process

Richard V. Reeves: While British government budgets represent the end of months of negotiation, U.S. budgets are just the beginning.

Washington Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With Ireland’s Enda Kenny – Photos

Washington celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a visit from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

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