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Sunday Talk Preview: Drone Strikes, Same-Sex Marriage

The fallout from the drone strike in Pakistan that killed an American and an Italian hostage, and the issue of same-sex marriage, which goes before the Supreme Court this week, are likely to be discussed on this Sunday's news shows. Here are the guest lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press:

Adam Smith Preached Self-Interest–and Self-Help, Too

Robert Litan: According to Adam Smith, many of us do good things because we want others to approve and admire us. Mr. Roberts explores implications of this and other Smith insights.

Scott Walker Discusses Immigration, Asks for Prayers in Iowa

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker elaborated on his comment that American workers need protection from legal as well as illegal immigration, saying that he wants to ensure that rules for legal immigration make sense for the economy.

What Will, and Won’t, Help Free Jason Rezaian From Prison in Iran

Haleh Esfandiari: Those who want to help Jason Rezaian and other Americans held in Iran should focus on the one person who can get them released. Ayatollah Khamenei bristles at ultimatums and will not take kindly to "conditions" for a nuclear agreement.

Capital Journal Friday PM: New Way the U.S. Projects Power: Commandos | Holder Authorized Suit Against Comcast Deal | Drone-Strike Review Begins

The Friday afternoon newsletter from The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Clinton Foundation Draws Fire From Campaign-Finance Watchdogs

Campaign-finance watchdogs on Friday called for the Clinton Foundation to change its policies in the wake of new revelations about donations to the Clinton Foundation around the time that Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

The Obama-Netanyahu Cold War Isn’t Over, Just Paused

Aaron David Miller: The administration isn’t going to win Mr. Netanyahu over to its thinking on Iran. But fighting with him isn’t going to improve the congressional math in favor of an accord.

Gov. Chris Christie’s Wife Has Left Her Wall Street Job

Gov. Chris Christie’s wife has left her Wall Street job as Mr. Christie eyes a 2016 bid for the White House, according to a person familiar with the matter.

OCC’s Curry: Volcker Plan Won’t Succeed

The head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency doesn't look kindly on Paul Volcker's plan to consolidate financial regulators.

Big Stakes for Huckabee, Santorum at Iowa Faith & Freedom Summit

Nine GOP presidential hopefuls will speak at Saturday's Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition gathering, where they will court hundreds of Iowa's influential social conservatives.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama’s Drone-Strike Rules to Be Reviewed | Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Next Attorney General | Pacific Trade Pact Revives Ghosts of Nafta Jobs Fight

The Wall Street Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Pacific Trade Pact Revives Ghosts of Nafta Jobs Fight

The brewing fight over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact has awoken the ghosts of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the 1994 deal that opened trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada after a prolonged spat over the agreement's impact on the U.S. economy and labor market.

2016 GOP Hopefuls Hold Fire After Drone Disclosures

Republican presidential hopefuls, including two prominent critics of the Obama administration's drone program, held their fire on Thursday after the White House disclosed strikes in which American citizens were killed, instead offering condolences and focusing on the continued threat posed by terror groups.

Obama on Trade Deals: TPP Is Nothing Like NAFTA

Speaking to a group of supporters, President Barack Obama said that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership deal was nothing like the North American Free Trade Agreement that many Democrats bitterly opposed in the 1990s.

Senators’ Moves Show Signs of 2016?s Pull

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, one of three Republican senators to announce 2016 White House bids, took to the Senate floor Thursday morning to scold GOP lawmakers for enabling the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee as the next attorney general. But then he skipped the vote.

Whistleblowers Claim More Misconduct at U.S. Marshals Service

The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday a number of purported whistleblowers have come forward alleging new instances of misconduct at the U.S. Marshals Service.

Would a Hillary Clinton Victory Map Look More Like 1996 or 2012?

As Hillary Clinton begins her 2016 campaign, one of the big questions around her is the size and shape of her base. How will her supporters compare with those of President Barack Obama or her husband, former President Bill Clinton?

How Men Value Independence in Wives — and Daughters

Jeff Horwitt: Eighty-five percent of men say they are clear in their role in society today, but 45% say it is harder to be a man today compared to their father’s generation.

Trey Gowdy Asks Hillary Clinton to Testify at Benghazi Hearing in May

The House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks has asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to appear before the panel in May, signalling she will be finished testifying before the height of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Wife of American Killed in CIA Drone Strike Describes ‘Devastating Ordeal’

A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed American development expert Warren Weinstein. His wife, Elaine,issued a statement on behalf of the Weinstein family.

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