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Washington Bureau Chief and Columnist — Wall Street Journal

Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal and author of the Capital Journal column. Follow my writings, posts and appearances at http://t.co/Skn602hyP3

Candidates Get Pushed From the Political Center

blogs.wsj.com — One of the problems in the way America picks its president lies in this disconnect: Most Americans live somewhere in the political center, but presidential campaigns tend to push candidates away from the center. And that may be happening once again in the 2016 cycle, though in some new and unexpected ways.
Sep 01, 2015

Presidential campaigns make it hard to stay in the center. This year's is no exception. on.wsj.com/1LQJXyt via @WSJPolitics

Sanders, Trump et al: Partying Like It’s 1968

wsj.com — On this all can agree: Strange happenings are afoot in the 2016 presidential cycle, the kind that leave experts scratching their heads. Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, talk of a third-party run-we've never seen anything quite like it, right? Except that we have.
Aug 31, 2015

In George Wallace and Gene McCarthy, @GeraldFSeib finds precedents in 1968 for the 2016 election. on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa via @WSJPolitics

Aug 31, 2015

The 2016 race feels like 1968 redux, with Sanders as McCarthy, Trump as Wallace,maybe Biden as Bobby: on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa via @WSJ

Aug 31, 2015

'The die hasn’t been fully cast for 2016 yet, but 1968 offers this lesson: Crazy elections can have big consequences' on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa

Aug 31, 2015

A lesson from 1968: Crazy elections can have big consequences on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa via @GeraldFSeib (photo: AP) pic.twitter.com/SUHyRKsLfn

Aug 31, 2015

There are echoes of 1968 in this year’s presidential election, Gerald F. Seib says. on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa via @WSJ

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How Market Anxiety Could Affect the 2016 Presidential Election

blogs.wsj.com — The U.S. stock market suffered an anxiety attack on Monday. In the political world, the key question is whether that will produce a parallel anxiety attack among voters. The market's anxiety attack resulted in a drop of almost 600 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a swoon that followed several days of volatility late last week triggered in large measure by China's economic weaknesses and sliding stock prices.
Aug 25, 2015

How market anxiety might affect the presidential election on.wsj.com/1NRleHN via @GeraldFSeib (photo:afp/getty) pic.twitter.com/WmN2YcJrwR

Aug 25, 2015

The real political question from the stock market slide: How does it affect already-fragile voter psychology? on.wsj.com/1NRleHN

Aug 25, 2015

Just what the 2016 race needs: More volatility. @GeraldFSeib on how market anxiety attacks could affect the campaign on.wsj.com/1NRleHN

Aug 25, 2015

The voters affected most by the fright of a stock-market dive may not be those most invested in the stock market: on.wsj.com/1NRleHN

Aug 25, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: The voters affected most by the fright of a stock-market dive may not be those most invested in the stock market: on.wsj.com/1NRleHN

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Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina Confront Business Leaders’ Sketchy Political Record

wsj.com — Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina propose to smash precedent in multiple ways with their unorthodox presidential runs, but here's one little-noted area in which they seek to defy conventional wisdom: They are trying to buck the long and miserable record of business people trying their hand in presidential politics.
Aug 24, 2015

Presidential politics raises barriers businesspeople have found hard to clear on.wsj.com/1JrOzVa (photos:ap) pic.twitter.com/kCjVsp6wiI

Aug 24, 2015

Presidential politics hasn't been kind to business leaders, a trend Trump and Fiorina are trying to buck: on.wsj.com/1JrOzVa via @WSJ

Aug 24, 2015

Donald Trump & Carly Fiorina: Can business experience translate into political skills? @GeraldFSeib: on.wsj.com/1JrOzVa

Aug 25, 2015

Trump, Fiorina try to convince GOP voters business savvy makes them winning candidates. on.wsj.com/1JrOzVa via @WSJ

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Millennials’ Views Reveal Different Challenges for Each Party - WSJ/NBC Poll

blogs.wsj.com — Millennials aren't just younger than other Americans. They are different. They have different views of President Barack Obama. Different views of the new Iran nuclear deal. Different views of the role of government in American society. A reminder of these differences lies in-in fact, jumps out from-the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll results, which coincides with the crystallizing of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Aug 11, 2015

RT @FrankLuntz: The 2016 election will be the first time that millennials equal baby boomers as a share of eligible voters. on.wsj.com/1f5BusC

Aug 11, 2015

Positive/negative view of Obama: 18-34 year olds: 51%/31% 35-49 y/o: 40%/45% 50-64 y/o: 41%/49% 65+: 44%/48% on.wsj.com/1Nnk1rg

Aug 11, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Millennials aren't just younger, they see things differently--on Obama, government's role, the Iran deal: on.wsj.com/1Nnk1rg

Aug 15, 2015

RT @WSJPolitics: Millennials aren’t just younger than other Americans. They have different views on Obama, and the role of government. on.wsj.com/1DR4gt6

Aug 11, 2015

Millennials’ Views Reveal Different Challenges for Each Party — WSJ/NBC Poll on.wsj.com/1Nnk1rg via @WSJPolitics

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How Donald Trump May Benefit Some Other Republican Contenders

wsj.com — For a serious, rational Republican presidential candidate, watching Donald Trump attract attention the way the Kardashian sisters attract Internet clicks must be an exercise in frustration right now. But here's the bright side for the rest of the GOP field: Chances are high that, eventually, the Donald phenomenon will increase voters' appreciation for serious candidates with serious things to say.
Aug 11, 2015

Some wishful thinking, but @marcorubio seems more likely: How Trump might actually help other Republicans on.wsj.com/1DCwqaZ via @WSJ

Aug 10, 2015

RT @WSJusnews: How Donald Trump may benefit some other Republican contenders | @GeraldFSeib's latest column | on.wsj.com/1DCwqaZ pic.twitter.com/Oak5v0FKlL

Aug 10, 2015

Could Trump actually help some other candidates? Yes; they look safer, saner by comparison. My look: on.wsj.com/1DCwqaZ via @WSJ

Aug 10, 2015

Could Trump actually help some other candidates? Yes; they look safer, sander by comparison. My look: on.wsj.com/1DCwqaZ via @WSJ

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Capital Journal: GOP Debate Sorts the Fighters From the Statesmen

wsj.com — The initial Republican debate Thursday night provided entertainment aplenty, but also this bit of enlightenment: It divided the GOP field into two distinct camps, the fighters and the statesmen. It says something about the national mood of 2016 that it isn't entirely clear which is the better place to land.
Aug 08, 2015

The first GOP debate sorted the field into the statesmen and the fighters. Which is better this cycle? @GeraldFSeib wsj.com/articles/capit…

Aug 08, 2015

RT @davidmwessel: .@geraldffseib: Republican primary debate divided the fighters from the statesmen on.wsj.com/1MaStqv via @WSJ

Aug 09, 2015

So in this Repblican primary, you have your fighters, and you have your statesmen. Which is better to be? on.wsj.com/1MaStqv via @WSJ

Aug 09, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: So in this Repblican primary, you have your fighters, and you have your statesmen. Which is better to be? on.wsj.com/1MaStqv via @WSJ

Obama Challenges ‘Mindset’ of Force

wsj.com — In defending Iran deal, president questions past focus on military action over diplomacy in Middle East In a day spent selling the merits of the big nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama didn't merely take on the critics of the agreement Wednesday.
Aug 06, 2015

Obama in post-speech conversation says some Iraq war proponents "are entirely unapologetic about the results." on.wsj.com/1M5QK5T

Aug 06, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: In post-speech conversation, Obama expands on his argument there's a "mindset" that prefers military force. on.wsj.com/1M5QK5T via @WSJ

Aug 06, 2015

Obama's Iran speech and a later conversation show the Iraq war debate isn't over, and may never be: on.wsj.com/1M5QK5T via @WSJ

In Republican Presidential Debate, Here Are Five Ideas Worth Arguing About

wsj.com — Talk of Donald Trump and polling averages has obscured some interesting candidate proposals It's time to get beyond The Donald and the horse race to get serious. The first Republican presidential debate arrives on Thursday.
Aug 03, 2015

Getting beyond Donaldmania: My suggestions for 5 ideas to debate in the GOP gathering this week. on.wsj.com/1M14tLf via @WSJ

Aug 03, 2015

Want a serious campaign debate this week? Forget Donald and start with Christie's ideas for entitlement reform. on.wsj.com/1M14tLf

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Pressure Grows to Free Americans in Iran

blogs.wsj.com — In the complicated debate over the nuclear deal with Iran, there are four silent figures, not directly part of the conversation but not far removed from it either. There are signs, though, that their role in the conversation may be growing. They are four Americans either held in or missing in Iran.
Jul 28, 2015

The silent figures in Iran nuclear debate are four Americans arrested by or disappeared in Iran. on.wsj.com/1IoLTXK via @WSJPolitics

Jul 28, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: The silent figures in Iran nuclear debate are four Americans arrested by or disappeared in Iran. on.wsj.com/1IoLTXK via @WSJPolitics

Jul 28, 2015

RT @WSJPolitics: The four silent figures in the Iran nuclear deal: the four Americans either held in or missing in Iran. on.wsj.com/1fDCKUd

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Sep 01, 2015

Presidential campaigns make it hard to stay in the center. This year's is no exception. on.wsj.com/1LQJXyt via @WSJPolitics

Sep 01, 2015

Just back from Beijing, @davidmwessel offers, and answers, four questions about China's economy: on.wsj.com/1htXOh8 via @WSJPolitics

Sep 01, 2015

An echo of 1968: Just as populist George Wallace lacerated the establishment then, so does populist Trump now. on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa

Aug 31, 2015

Yes, the 2016 campaign is strange so far, but there is precedent: It carries many echoes of 1968 race: on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa via @WSJ

Aug 31, 2015

The 2016 race feels like 1968 redux, with Sanders as McCarthy, Trump as Wallace,maybe Biden as Bobby: on.wsj.com/1N4DaSa via @WSJ

Aug 31, 2015

Global journalism now: Egypt sentences al Jazeera reporters, American in limbo in Iran, China detains journalists: on.wsj.com/1hNEmMW

Aug 31, 2015

If Biden jumps into the race, his path to a nomination could be narrow and difficult: on.wsj.com/1MVpCqG via @WSJ

Aug 28, 2015

More Republican voters say they see Trump as at least an acceptable option: on.wsj.com/1i7FSti via @WSJPolitics

Aug 27, 2015

Smart @AaronDMiller2 take on how nastiness of Iran's leaders drags down views of nuclear deal: on.wsj.com/1PyDVR6 via @WSJPolitics


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