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A Scouting Report of Emerging GOP Presidential Field

Dan Schnur: In the spirit of the NCAA's Final Four round of its college basketball tournament, here's a scouting report on the emerging GOP presidential field.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Marco Rubio Makes Plans for 2016 Run | Crunch Time for Iran Nuclear Talks | Nevada Becomes Hot Senate Contest

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.

Why Hillary Clinton Will Launch 2016 Campaign Soon

It's a near certainty that a few weeks from now Hillary Clinton will be a full-fledged presidential candidate. Fallout from stories about her email practices as secretary of state and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation have made clear that she can't afford to wait.

Seib Video: Crunch Time for Iran Nuclear Talks

Many issues are unresolved in the nuclear talks with Iran ahead of a deadline this week. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains the stumbling blocks that remain in reaching a deal.

Five Quotes From Sunday’s Talk Shows

The 2016 presidential campaign, Israeli politics and a controversial religious exemption law in Indiana were the highlights of the Sunday talk shows. Here are 5 notable quotes from the airwaves:

O’Malley Criticizes Clinton as 2016 Candidate

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, making his strongest case to date on why he would be a viable alternative to fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton for the 2016 nomination, said the nation needs “new leadership” and that the U.S. presidency shouldn’t be the birthright of a small number of well-connected families.

Sunday Talk Preview: Yemen, 2016 Race

The latest on the turmoil in Yemen, the crash of the Germanwings flight into the French Alps and the 2016 presidential race are expected to be discussed on this Sunday's news shows. Plus, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, will discuss the opening of the Edward M. Show More Summary

In Reid Retirement, Questions for Top Super PAC

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement at the end of his term, announced Friday, raises a question about a key element of the Nevada senator’s legacy in Washington: What becomes of a Democratic super PAC that spent more than any other PAC in the 2014 election.

The High Price of U.S. Cooperation With Iran

Aaron David Miller: The United States is not admired, respected, or feared as much it needs to be in a region where it has vital interests, partly because it’s perceived to be playing footsies with Iran's mullahs.

House Republicans Weigh Next Steps in Clinton Email Investigation

House Republicans are pondering the "next steps" in their investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account for government business after a recent subpoena returned no new documents or evidence.

What’s in a Name? Airstrikes in Yemen Called ‘Operation Decisive Storm’

The name for the Saudi air mission over Yemen is Operation Decisive Storm, which recalls the gold-standard of tough military operation titles - Desert Storm, the 1991 effort to drive Saddam Hussein from Kuwait.

John Kerry Asks State Department Watchdog to Review Records Practices

Secretary of State John Kerry has asked the State Department's internal watchdog to review the department's transparency management practices after disclosures his predecessor Hillary Clinton used a personal email account for government business.

The Achievement That Puts Harry Reid in the History Books

Jim Manley: As majority leader, Harry Reid got comprehensive health-care legislation through the killing field that is the U.S. Senate.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Schumer Steps Up | Tikrit Strikes Resume | North Dakota Loses Jobs Crown

HIGHLIGHTS Schumer in Position to Succeed Reid as Democratic Leader North Dakota’s Jobless Rate Is the Lowest No Longer Saudi Coalition Takes Control of Yemeni Airspace Germanwings Co-Pilot Concealed Depression From Airline Video: Debating...Show More Summary

With Harry Reid’s Exit, Challenges for Democrats

Dan Schnur: Last year’s election for lieutenant governor of Nevada provides a glimpse of the challenge a Democrat other than Harry Reid might face running for his Senate seat.

Video: 2016 GOP ‘Horse Race’ Poised to Be Long, Expensive

With more likely candidates, more delegates up for grabs and more super PAC spending, the 2016 GOP Republican presidential primary may become one of the longest and most expensive yet.  

Japan’s Abe to Bring Trade, Defense Message to D.C.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is bringing a focused message to Washington next month about the importance of strengthening trade and defense ties with the U.S. in the face of China’s rise in the Pacific.

4 Takeaways From Ashraf Ghani’s Trip to the U.S.

Michael Kugelman: While there is a revitalized bilateral relationship and a continued U.S. commitment to Afghanistan, but for Washington, the Middle East continues to be the No. 1 foreign policy priority.

Fashion Statement at Justice: ‘Free Eric Holder’ Wristbands

A new fashion trend is sweeping the halls of the Justice Department – “Free Eric Holder’’ wristbands,

Obama Dials Radio Show, Calls Reid ‘Hard to Replace’

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) got a surprise caller during a Friday radio interview to discuss his decision not to seek reelection in 2016: President Barack Obama.

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