The Finance 202: Health care push has sweeping economic consequences

The opioid epidemic has held the economy back from full-employment. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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This linguist studied the way Trump speaks for two years. Here’s what she found.

A linguist at Georgetown University says President Trump is a “unique” politician because he doesn’t speak like one. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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One reason the GOP health bill is a mess: No one thought Trump would win

Every important Republican leader expected Democrat Hillary Clinton to win, and that left Republicans paralyzed about how to proceed when she didn’t. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump claims 'everyone' at G-20 is talking about Podesta's role in Russian hacking episode

The president did not say who exactly was talking about Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Capital Journal Daybreak: As Trump Meets Putin, What Message Will He Send?

HIGHLIGHTS Tensions Run High as Trump and Putin Prepare to Meet Seib Video: Will Putin Help Trump on North Korea? Russia Probe Taps Broad Range of Expertise Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Resigns Good morning. Here’s Joshua Jamerson’s morning take. Reach him at Joshua.Jamerson@wsj.com and follow him @joshjame. Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to…

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The Finance 202: How committed is the GOP to tax cuts for the rich? We’re about to find out.

Obamacare’s net investment income tax would raise a whopping $172.2 billion over the next decade, according to the CBO. But will Republicans keep it? Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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The White House's dishonest 'fake news' spin on its voter fraud commission

Vice President Pence’s office claims it’s “fake news” that 44 states are refusing to provide data to the voter fraud commission. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Phone taps, power plays and sarcasm: What it’s like to negotiate with Vladimir Putin

The Russian leader is not ‘theatrical’ like Trump, but has his own set of tricks to bully and bluster his opponents. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Republicans try to shift health-care blame back to Democrats

After years of bashing Obamacare, GOP now tries to blame Democrats for not helping on health-care overhaul. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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In Poland, Trump reaffirms commitment to NATO, chides Russia

The president praised Poland and Polish people in a speech in which he touted Western values. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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