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Generation of Long-Lasting Mideast Rulers Produced Stability-and a Mess

wsj.com — The death last week of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah means the Middle East is nearing the end of an extraordinary era of leadership, which goes a long way toward explaining why the region is in such turmoil and so plagued by extremism flaring to the surface.

Saudi king’s death clouds tense relationship with U.S.

marketwatch.com — U.S. officials worry that the death of Saudi King Abdullah ushers in a period of new uncertainty in a key relationship that already was tense. In the short term, the death of the king actually might ease strains in the relationship.

Saudi King’s Death Clouds Already Tense Relationship With U.S.

wsj.com — U.S. officials worry that the death of Saudi King Abdullah ushers in a period of new uncertainty in a key relationship that already was tense. In the short term, the death of the king actually might ease strains in the relationship.

Five Things to Watch For in Obama’s State of the Union Speech

blogs.wsj.com — Video: Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses five themes President Barack Obama will likely address when he speaks before Congress tonight. Like every president giving a State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night can be counted on to cover a laundry list of issues, problems and requests.

How Obama Might Address the State of His Party

wsj.com — President Barack Obama will go before Congress Tuesday night to address the state of the union. He won't be addressing the state of his Democratic Party directly, though it's interesting to think of what he might say were he to do so.

Extremist Threat in France Has Deep Roots

blogs.wsj.com — When it comes to terrorism at the hands of Islamic extremists, France and the U.S. are going to great pains to show that they stand together. But, while they may stand together, do they face the same kind of homegrown threat from those extremists and would-be terrorists?

Can Paris’ Tragedy Slow Global Tide of Intolerance?

wsj.com — Capital Journal: The failure of the White House to send a high-level representative to the international march of solidarity in Paris represented a lost opportunity to help change the global attitude toward what can only be described as a rising tide of extremism and intolerance, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Sen. McConnell’s Top Prospects Across the Aisle

blogs.wsj.com — Like those who follow baseball, people who track politics love statistics. So in that spirit, here's the most important number in Washington now that a New Year and, as of today, a new Congress have arrived: Six.

Risks, Rewards for House Speaker John Boehner in Rebellion by GOP Right

wsj.com — The bad news for John Boehner is that unhappy conservatives again will try to replace him as House speaker when lawmakers vote on new leadership Tuesday. The good news for John Boehner is that unhappy conservatives again will try to replace him as House speaker when lawmakers vote on new leadership Tuesday.

The Oddest Bedfellows? Try Obama and Rand Paul

wsj.com — Of all of Washington's odd couples, the oddest is turning out to be President Barack Obama and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. You often see this kind of thing in business and social circles: A pair who somehow seem to connect despite all their obvious differences.
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Jan 23, 2015

WSJ: U.S., allies estimate the offensive against #ISIS has killed some 6000 fighters. online.wsj.com/articles/us-an…

Jan 22, 2015

Yeah, so not going home! RT @JuleannaGlover: AND as I read Jerry's tweet - like clockwork a WSJ news alert pops up on King Abdullah's death.

Jan 22, 2015

Time to go home when biggest news of the afternoon was Tom Brady on deflated footballs and Obama on which superpowers he'd like.

Jan 22, 2015

Obviously, the best way for the NFL to get beyond #Deflategate would be to play the Super Bowl with Nerf footballs.

Jan 22, 2015

"There are no signs Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will rally Democrats against fast track..." on.wsj.com/1855yBK via @WSJ

Jan 22, 2015

House GOP leaders have discovered once again: It's never easy to navigate the politics of abortion. rollcall.com/news/gop_leade… via @rollcall

Jan 22, 2015

Of all the things to argue about after Obama's State of the Union, Iran is the one that has blown up first. Video: on.wsj.com/1yIeW8B

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