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Wall Street Journal – Election 2012

  • Congressional Inaction Threatens NSA Spy Program
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 26 2015 - 3:38 AM:)
    <>The National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts lurched onto an uncertain new path after lawmakers left town for a Memorial Day recess without agreeing on how to modify a program that sweeps up telephone records from millions of Americans.> <>
  • GOP Debate Caps Upend 2016 Race
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 26 2015 - 2:43 AM:)
    <>Rules that limit the guest list of the first Republican presidential debates are likely to force many GOP candidates to try to build name recognition months earlier than planned.> <>
  • Illinois Governor Spends Big to Fight Democrats
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 26 2015 - 2:17 AM:)
    <>Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and his business allies are pouring more than $25 million into political committees as he battles Democrats, who control the state legislature, over the state’s fiscal crisis.> <>
  • Nuclear Move Stands to Lift U.S.-Israel Ties
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 26 2015 - 1:59 AM:)
    <>White House officials hope U.S. backing of Israel over a United Nations conference on nuclear arms will help prove American intentions on Iran.> <>
  • Boeing Helps Export-Import Bank Fight for Survival
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 26 2015 - 12:01 AM:)
    <>Critics have referred to the U.S. Export-Import Bank as ‘Boeing’s Bank’ because the government agency provides billions in financial backing to the aerospace company. The latest skirmish over the bank’s future illustrates that co-dependence.> <>
  • U.S. Signals Possible Iraq Shift
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 25 2015 - 9:55 PM:)
    <>Defense Secretary Ash Carter held open the possibility of a strategy shift by the White House on Iraq.> <>
  • Senate Approves Fast-Track Trade Legislation
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 24 2015 - 8:19 PM:)
    <>The Senate passed major trade legislation that would pave the way for President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific trade deal, sending the bill toward an uncertain fate in the House.> <>
  • Emails Warned Clinton on Benghazi
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 24 2015 - 1:27 AM:)
    <>Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received emails warning about conditions in Benghazi, Libya, in the run-up to terrorist attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in 2012.> <>
  • Strategy Against Islamic State Under Scrutiny
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 11:25 PM:)
    <>President Barack Obama’s strategy against Islamic State is under increasing scrutiny after setbacks this week in Iraq and Syria.> <>
  • U.S. Senate Blocks NSA Surveillance Bill, Patriot Act Extension
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 6:14 PM:)
    <>The Senate defeated a string of efforts to extend the Patriot Act as lawmakers splintered over its contentious phone surveillance program and left town with no plan in place to prevent the law from lapsing.> <>
  • Yellen: Fed on Track to Raise Rates This Year
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 9:33 AM:)
    <>Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the central bank is on track to raise interest rates this year but will likely proceed cautiously.> <>
  • U.S.-Cuba Talks End Without Deal to Reopen Embassies
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 3:55 AM:)
    <>U.S. and Cuban negotiators meeting in Washington failed to strike a deal on reopening embassies, signaling that half a century of animosity will require more work to overcome.> <>
  • Senate Debate Over NSA Has Patriot Act in the Balance
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 3:17 AM:)
    <>The Senate remained divided over whether to pass a House bill curbing NSA phone surveillance as part of a late push to extend the Patriot Act, set to expire at month’s end.> <>
  • N.J. Settles With Sandy Contractor
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 3:05 AM:)
    <>Louisiana-based Hammerman & Gainer Inc. was dismissed in January 2014 after the state brought in the contractor to help homeowners rebuild.> <>
  • Drive to Boost Gun Rights on Campus Falters
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 2:44 AM:)
    <>Bills introduced in many states this year to expand gun-carry rights on campus have suffered partly because of resistance from university leaders, even in states generally regarded as gun-friendly.> <>
  • Obama Presses Currency Compromise in Trade Pact
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 2:22 AM:)
    <>The White House, facing a push by U.S. lawmakers for strong currency manipulation strictures in a major Pacific trade deal, is pitching a less-aggressive approach to keep the deal from toppling.> <>
  • N.Y. to Change Email Policy for State Workers
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 2:08 AM:)
    <>The Cuomo administration on Friday eliminated a contentious policy that auto-deleted New York state workers’ emails after 90 days.> <>
  • Quality Now Trumps Quantity in Stats on Uninsured
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 1:06 AM:)
    <>Columnist Jo Craven McGinty explores a methodological overhaul that has improved data on the number of Americans without health insurance, at a cost.> <>
  • Pipeline in California Oil Spill Ordered Shut Down, Tested
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 1:01 AM:)
    <>Federal regulators have ordered Plains All American Pipeline LP to conduct a battery of tests and analyses to determine how the failure of its pipeline caused a spill of crude oil off Santa Barbara County, Calif.> <>
  • California Approves Farmers' Plan to Cut Water Use
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 23 2015 - 12:56 AM:)
    <>California officials agreed Friday to let a group of farmers voluntarily cut their water consumption by 25% in return for not pressing for mandated cuts.> <>

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