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Capital Journal Daybreak: Jeb Bush’s Record Offers Cover From the Right | Obama Wades Into Terminology Debate | Fed Tiptoes Into Rate-Hike Debate

The Journal’s morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Fed Tiptoes Into Rate-Hike Debate

Federal Reserve officials held detailed discussions in January on the timing and pace of interest-rate increases, though they stopped short of agreeing to specific plans, according to minutes of the meeting. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Debate Begins Over Obama’s War Powers

President Obama “asked Congress for new powers to wage military operations against the Islamic State militant group, kicking off a renewed national debate over the scope of wartime powers that should be afforded to the commander-in-chief,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The new powers must be approved by Congress, where a debate quickly began taking […]

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Debate That Divides: Alabama, Where Same-Sex Marriage Remains Deeply Unpopular

Although support has risen across much of the country, it does not seem to have changed much in areas that are strongly opposed. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Debate on Arming Ukraine Fractures Washington Think Tank

Ukraine isn’t the only place consumed by civil war thanks to Russia. The venerable Brookings Institution, long one of Washington’s most prestigious research centers, has fractured very publicly this week over Russia as well. Full News here – First Draft

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Debate Deepens Over Response to Cyberattacks

Several recent large-scale cyberattacks have prompted a number of lawmakers and policy makers to call for a more forceful response, including suggestions that the U.S. engage in counterattacks. But White House officials and some technology security experts remain skeptical that would work. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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White House Aide Sees Reasons for Hope, Despair in Budget Debate

Obama senior adviser Brian Deese said strong jobs numbers should remind lawmakers of the potential costs of failing to pass a timely budget. Full News here – Washington Wire

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‘Reformicons’ Put New Twist on Tax Debate

A group of young conservatives, dubbed “reformicons,” are making inroads among Republican presidential candidates by arguing the party’s traditional reliance on broad-based tax cuts isn’t enough to cure middle-class woes. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Capital Journal Daybreak: ‘Reformicons’ Put New Twist on Tax Debate | Iraq, Ukraine to Test Next U.S. Defense Czar | Will ISIS Execution of Jordanian Unite Opposition?

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Measles Vaccine Debate Shifts Tone

Some top Republican lawmakers on Tuesday voiced support for vaccinating children but questioned the need for a new law requiring it. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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