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Boehner Calls Amtrak Funding Question ‘Stupid’

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) fired back Thursday against Democratic efforts to boost Amtrak funding in the wake of this week’s fatal crash.

Russ Feingold to Run for Old Senate Seat, Rematch 2010 Victor Ron Johnson

Former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, who served three terms from Wisconsin before being ousted by Republican Ron Johnson in the 2010 tea party wave, said Thursday morning that he’ll try to win back the seat next year.

Is Business Experience Enough to Be President?

Robert Litan: A critical difference between running a business and government is that CEOs can usually count on their orders being carried out; if they're not, those who didn’t do their jobs can be fired. Imagine a president tried working with Congress that way.

Martin O’Malley to Make 2016 Announcement on May 30

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is widely expected to mount a presidential bid, will make an announcement about his plans on May 30 in Baltimore, an aide said.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama Opens Talks With Gulf Allies, More

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.

Obama’s Trade Mission Makes Headway With Democratic Voters

A new poll suggests that President Barack Obama may be making more headway on trade with Democratic voters than he is with elected officials.

Rubio Attacks Clinton in Hawkish Foreign-Policy Speech

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) detailed a hawkish foreign policy that will be his calling card and a blunt weapon for attacking Hillary Clinton.

Rubio Attacks Hillary Clinton in Hawkish Foreign-Policy Speech

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), making his first major policy speech since announcing his presidential candidacy, Wednesday detailed a hawkish foreign policy that will be his calling card in a crowded GOP candidate field and a blunt weapon for attacking Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic standard bearer.

Jeb Bush Declines to Re-Examine Brother’s Iraq War Decision

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, pressed to distance himself from the war in Iraq led by his brother, said it would be a disservice to family members who lost loved ones to say what he would have done differen...

Loretta Sanchez to Declare Senate Candidacy on Thursday

Loretta Sanchez, a Latina congresswoman and Democrat from conservative Orange County, is expected to declare her candidacy for California’s open U.S. Senate seat on Thursday, setting up a competitive Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer, according to two people who have spoken with her.

Top Republican Sides With Microsoft in IRS Offshore-Profits Scuffle

A top Republican lawmaker is siding with Microsoft Corp. in its legal scuffle with the Internal Revenue Service involving profits the firm has parked offshore.

Amtrak Train Disaster Hits Close to Home in Washington

One of the first eyewitness reports from the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia came from a former congressman. A current senator had left the same train ahead of the crash. And news of the crash prompted the vice president to describe Amtrak as a “second family.’’

Rubio Speech to Call for Big Defense Budget

Sen. Marco Rubio will lay out a foreign policy doctrine that calls for robust funding for the defense budget.

Sen. Cassidy Maps a Plan to Overhaul Obamacare

Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana is throwing his hat into the ring of Republicans vying to shape the party's health care policy this summer.

Martin O’Malley Praises Senate Democrats for Holding Up Trade Deal

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday praised Senate Democrats for blocking, at least temporarily, a bill that would give President Barack Obama authority to move trade deals through Congress.

If Hillary Clinton Wins, Bill Clinton Hopes to Move Back to the White House

If Hillary Clinton is elected president in 2016, former president Bill Clinton is open to moving back to the White House -- if the new president wants him to.

Josh Earnest: Sherrod Brown Will Apologize to Obama Over Elizabeth Warren Comments

The White House is pushing back at the suggestion that President Barack Obama's pointed disagreements with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on trade were related to her gender — publicly telling another prominent Democrat that he should apologize for the suggestion.

Obama Offers Glimpse at Post-White House Life

President Barack Obama has sketched his ambitions for 2017 and beyond with increasing specificity during the last few weeks, explaining some of the serious work he hopes to do and joking about his aspirations to take a little time o...

Capital Journal Daybreak: Deadly Amtrak Train Wreck Leaves ‘Disastrous Mess’

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.

Obama Offers Glimpse at Post-White House Life

President Barack Obama has recently introduced the country to post-presidential Barack Obama, painting a vivid picture of what life after the White House will look like for the 44th commander in chief.

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