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Obamanomics and the GOP’s image problem, Dodgers’ Kershaw and What’s Up, Doc?
Today’s news and a preview of the first of President Obama’s series of economic speeches to try to reclaim the policy agenda, plus: a political author and columnist on the GOP’s image problem, a profile of L.A. Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, two classic “screwball comedies” in the home-video screening room, and more
Wednesday morning news
Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-by-side with his wife to say he won't drop out of the race for mayor of New York
Backers of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi protest his removal and clash with the Islamist leader’s opponents in Cairo; meanwhile in Jordan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited a camp for Syrian refugees, says humanitarian crisis growing worse
Prince William and his wife Kate presented their newborn son to the world for the first time, drawing whoops and wild applause from well-wishers as they revealed the new face of the British monarchy — though not, yet, his name.
House Republicans took a tentative step toward offering citizenship to some unauthorized immigrants, but hit an immediate wall of resistance from the White House on down as Democrats said it wasn't enough
Business: New government report says college costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study, even where to live
President kicks off new effort to shape economic agenda
In a major policy address, Obama seeks to rally the public against congressional Republicans as lawmakers prepare to leave Washington on an August recess
Political writer Jay Cost on GOP’s image problem
Our Kent Covington talks with Weekly Standard writer about what Republicans need to do (and need not to do) to reclaim the White House
A profile of L.A. Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw, 25, is amazing fans with his on-field performance. But he says his charity work off the field is much more important.
Home video: Two classic ‘screwball comedies’
Phil Boatwright reviews two films that tickle the funnybone with witty dialogue and outlandish situations: What’s Up Doc? (1972) and His Girl Friday (1940).