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Barack Obama in Everglades: Climate Change ‘Is a Problem Now’

President Barack Obama celebrated Earth Day in the Florida Everglades Wednesday, as he called on the country to set aside partisanship and act on climate change before it is too late.

Gowdy Says Benghazi Probe May Stretch Into 2016

The House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks -- including the role of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- may not issue its final report until 2016, when the presidential election will be well underway, its chairman said Wednesday.

Two Harry Reid Allies to Face Off in Nevada House Primary

Two young, Hispanic candidates in Nevada with ties to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will vie for Nevada’s fourth congressional district in the 2016 Democratic primary. The GOP captured the seat last year in an upset win during the Republican midterm wave.

Mulvaney Amendment Puts Sunset on Cyberthreat Bill

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) pulled off a rare feat Wednesday, winning broad support to “sunset” a cybersecurity bill after seven years despite opposition from the powerful chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Steven Cohen ‘Continuing to Advocate’ for Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s fundraising for a potential 2016 presidential bid could be getting a boost from a billionaire hedge-fund manager: Steven Cohen, the founder of SAC Capital Advisors.

Rand Paul’s ‘Sexist’ Remark Might Not Play Well in New Hampshire

Sen. Rand Paul hasn’t had the easiest go of it in interviews since he announced he's running for president. And this week in New Hampshire the Kentucky Republican added another testy exchange to the pile. As if pushing an extreme anti-choice...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Launches Senate Debate on Controversial NSA Program

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps that would allow the Senate soon to consider the reauthorization of a National Security Agency phone records program.

GOP Report: IRS Budget Move Plagued Tax-Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service triggered many of its taxpayer problems during the 2015 filing season by cutting $134 million from customer-service spending to pay for other activities, House Republicans said in a new report. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen defended the budget shift Wednesday as a matter of necessity.

For 2016, Middle-Class Woes Overshadow America’s Poor

Robert Litan: With middle-class voters anxious about their own fate, it would not be surprising if candidates from both parties give less priority to the problems of the poor.

An Outdated Tax Penalty for Some Married Couples

Richard V. Reeves: The tax system is much kinder to "traditional" couples--ones that have a sole breadwinner--than couples in which wives and husbands share responsibility for bringing home the bacon.

Obama Visits Florida Everglades to Press Climate Change Agenda

President Barack Obama will celebrate Earth Day by traveling to the Florida Everglades, a trip aimed at highlighting the risks posed by climate change and decrying those who deny the threat.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Fissures Appear in Pacific Trade Pact | Obama’s Political Trade Dilemma | An Enduring Election Promise

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.

Campaign Finance Reform, An Enduring Election Promise

Candidate Hillary Clinton thinks there's too much money in politics. But President Hillary Clinton — should she win — will find it very difficult to change that if history is any indication.

Seib Video: Obama’s Political Trade Dilemma

As Democrats and unions oppose the Pacific free-trade deal, the White House argues that not reaching a deal would only strengthen China. It may be the strongest argument the administration has, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains.

Hillary Clinton Flies First Class Back to Washington

With her first campaign trip drawing to a close, Hillary Clinton traded the Scooby road-trip van for a first-class airplane seat to make the trip back to Washington.

Koch Network May Back Favorites in GOP Primary

The expansive Koch network is considering backing one or more presidential candidates in the Republican primary for the first time and has singled out five as top potential choices, a spokesman confirmed.

Scott Walker’s Immigration Shift at Odds With Koch Group

Scott Walker won plaudits from David Koch at a New York fundraiser this week, but the Wisconsin governor now finds himself at odds with the leader of Mr. Koch’s Hispanic outreach organization.

From Putin, a New Tune on Ukraine?

Stephen Sestanovich: To cope with Russian policy in this next phase, Western governments should be ready for a Vladimir Putin more bored than bellicose toward Ukraine.

Lots of Listening, Little Detail, on Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire Listening Tour

At a stop at a New Hampshire community college on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton nodded, took notes, and murmured in agreement with students, faculty members and administrators. What she didn't do much of is speak.

Chris Christie Says NAFTA Needs a Fresh Look

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called for the U.S. to “take another look” at the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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