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Jeb Bush to Meet Pastors in Charleston

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is scheduled to meet privately with pastors in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, less than two weeks after nine people were slain in a downtown, historic black church.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Iran Nuclear Talks, Biden Speculation, More

The Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter is 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.

Amid Iran Nuclear Talks, Relatives Push for American Prisoners’ Release

Families of U.S. citizens imprisoned in Iran have descended upon the nuclear negotiations in Austria's capital, eager to press the world's diplomats and media to remember their relatives as Washington and Tehran appear close to forging a landmark agreement.

Small Gains With Black Voters Could Boost GOP in 2016

When it comes to black voters, the GOP can’t do much worse than it has in the past two presidential elections. There’s a big upside if it can do better.

Five Quotes from the Sunday Talk Shows

Here are five of the best quotes from Sunday's talk shows, as presidential candidates reacted to last week’s Supreme Court rulings and the president’s eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston, S.C.

How King v. Burwell Ruling Raises the Bar for Obamacare Opponents

Robert Litan: Republicans running against the ACA may now be forced to explain how their plans would avoid the failures that states had experienced and why what Massachusetts did under the 2012 GOP presidential nominee was such a mistake.

Supreme Court Guide: Just Three Big Decisions Remain

After big rulings last week on same-same marriage and the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court is scheduled to issue its final three decisions of the term on Monday. Here’s a list of the cases.

Mike Huckabee Suggests He Wouldn’t Enforce Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee suggested Sunday that if he were elected in 2016, he would decline to enforce Friday’s Supreme Court decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Donald Trump: Jeb Bush Sees Me as a Threat

New York real-estate developer and reality television star Donald Trump says Jeb Bush, the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, views him as a serious political threat.

How Small Gains With Black Voters Could Boost GOP in 2016

When it comes to black voters, the Republican Party can’t do much worse than it has in the past two presidential elections: It won 4% of the black vote in 2008 and 6% in 2012. There’s a big upside if it can do better.

Sunday Talk Preview: Supreme Court’s Gay-Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right as well as the 2016 presidential campaign are expected to be discussed on this Sunday’s news shows.

Free College Doesn’t Bridge the Opportunity Gap?

Robert Litan: While the Kalamazoo initiative has boosted college attendance--as one would expect--it hasn't moved the needle much, so far, on completion of college courses.

Rubio Buys Airtime for Campaign Ads in First Four Nominating States

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, has started reserving television airtime in the first four nominating states, seven months before a vote is cast, according to a people familiar with the advertising purchase.

How Republicans Won by Losing at the Supreme Court

John Feehery: With the court ending debate over the legality of same-sex marriage and the constitutionality of Obamacare, the GOP won by losing.

What Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia Underscore About ISIS

Aaron David Miller: Friday’s attacks on three continents--whether or not they were coordinated from ISIS central in Syria or Iraq--reveal the organization’s capacity to inspire and perhaps direct and plan violence.

Hillary Clinton Stays Focused on Republicans Despite Democratic Footsteps

Polls show one Democratic rival gaining ground on her, but Hillary Clinton on Friday targeted Republican presidential candidates in a speech that shows her central focus remains the general election in the fall of 2016.

Gay Marriage Gets Some Love on Twitter and Facebook

As Supreme Court historians debate the significance of landmark Supreme Court cases, there is one thing that Friday's ruling on gay marriage wins for the 2015 term: Most-hashtagged decision. Moments after the decision, there were celebrations and statements in opposition on social media that continued well into the afternoon.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Is a Right, More

This is 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.

Watch President Barack Obama Sing Amazing Grace at Clementa Pinckney’s Funeral

President Barack Obama gave a powerful eulogy at the funeral of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and one of the victims in last week’s shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. He ended his speech by leading the crowd in "Amazing Grace" and saying the names of the nine victims. Watch the video.

Hillary Clinton’s Long Road to Supporting Gay Marriage

Hillary Clinton applauded the Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage, putting out a statement Friday praising the gay rights activists who “sacrificed so much for this victory.”

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