- Capital Journal: Russia, China Take On Expansionary Roles
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 2:06 AM:)
While Washington has been obsessing over the shortcomings of a health-care website and debating the virtues of a nuclear deal with Iran, Russia and China have been acting anew like expansionist powers in Europe and Asia, Gerald F. Seib writes.
- Military's Immigration Battle
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 1:53 AM:)
The Department of Defense has begun reviewing a policy that bars individuals from joining the military if a spouse or child are in the U.S. illegally, according to immigration attorneys.
- GOP Shies Away From Its Own Health Plan
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 1:39 AM:)
Democrats' politically bruising experience over the Obama health law has prompted Republican policy experts to rethink the party's own sweeping ideas about remaking the health-care system.
- Sexual-Assault Rules Advance
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 1:36 AM:)
House and Senate negotiators agreed Monday to add new protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but they bypassed the more far-reaching proposal of taking such cases out of the military chain of command.
- California Presses On With Water Project
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 1:32 AM:)
A contentious project to divert water supplied to Southern California past an ecologically sensitive river delta moved a step closer to fruition Monday, as state and federal officials unveiled a draft final environmental analysis.
- High Court Hears Arguments in Defamation Suit Against Airline
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 1:31 AM:)
"See something, say something," runs the public safety campaign throughout America's transportation network. The question for the Supreme Court Monday was whether saying something false to security officials about someone else can be grounds for a defamation lawsuit.
- Budget Deal Would Hit Air Passengers
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 12:56 AM:)
Congressional leaders seeking a budget deal look likely to include a measure doubling a tax on U.S. airline passengers, drawing protests from the industry and consumer groups.
- Permanent Fix for Medicare Fees Seen
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 12:46 AM:)
An annual push by doctors to delay cuts to Medicare patient fees is afoot, but this time the prognosis is better for a permanent solution to the long-festering problem.
- Senate Extends Plastic Gun Ban for 10 Years
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 10 2013 - 12:36 AM:)
Senate extends an expiring ban on guns that can't be spotted by metal detectors but fails to muster enough support to update the bill to address new risks from guns made by 3-D printers
- House Committee to Introduce Bill to Spur Federal Agency Spectrum Sales
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 09 2013 - 10:50 PM:)
Bipartisan legislation would allow agencies for the first time to sell in-demand holdings in exchange for a portion of the revenue raised.
- Shrinking Share of Overseas Cash Headed to U.S.
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 09 2013 - 5:29 PM:)
The Outlook: Despite its cheap energy and other advantages, America is still losing ground to emerging markets in the battle for foreign investment.
- HealthCare.gov Hits Reset Button
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - December 08 2013 - 1:27 AM:)
A working website will be critical for December's application rush.
- Affordable Care Actions
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - September 29 2013 - 11:49 PM:)
Governors and legislatures are still grappling with the decisions over whether to grow their Medicaid programs and open new health insurance exchanges. Review state-by-state details.
- I Dos and Don'ts
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - June 26 2013 - 2:37 PM:)
See how judicial, legislative and public sentiment have shifted in the same-sex marriage debate.
- National Security Over Personal Privacy?
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - June 14 2013 - 6:32 PM:)
Internet use in the U.S. varies greatly across demographic groups, but the differences don't seem to affect how those groups feel about sacrificing privacy protections where terror-fighting is concerned.
- Details Make the Difference
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - June 07 2013 - 6:49 PM:)
In the debate over immigration law, framing and specifics play big roles in the level of public support. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows only a slim majority in favor of giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
- The Second-Term Cabinet Shakeup
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 05 2013 - 7:06 PM:)
President Barack Obama is naming new people to fill key posts in his second term, as some top officials leave. Here is a look at his second-term lineup.