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How to Follow 2016 Presidential Contenders on Snapchat

Looking to follow your favorite 2016 candidate on Snapchat? If so, you may need some help finding him or her.

Capital Journal Daybreak: How Global Threats Have Crowded Obama’s Diplomacy Agenda, 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.

‘Decline in Moral Values’ Likely to be Big Topic in 2016 Debate

Last week's Supreme Court decision all but ended the debate about the legality of gay marriage in America. Yet there is ample reason to think it has arrived at the beginning of another trend: a rise in the importance some voters attach to cultural issues in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Jeb Bush to Release 33 Years of Tax Returns

Republican Jeb Bush is planning to release 33 years of tax returns Tuesday – the most ever by U.S. presidential candidate.

As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John Roberts. That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Cruz has been lambasting of late.

Seib Video: Chris Christie’s Difficult Path to the White House

Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's strengths and weaknesses as he steps on to the national stage.

A Redistricting Ruling That Helps Counter Partisan Gerrymandering

Linda Killian: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's opinion in the Arizona redistricting case noted that the court has recognized that partisan gerrymanders are incompatible with democratic principles.

The Supreme Court’s Contortion on Redistricting

John Feehery: There are too many seats for which there is no real competition between the two major parties.

Two Ways That Washington Could Help Puerto Rico Without a Bailout

Salim Furth: A federal bailout of Puerto Rico’s bondholders or its unfunded pension plans would reward bad governance and set a dangerous precedent.

Brazil’s Rousseff Gets Presidential Tour of D.C.

President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Monday, in what has become an occasional tradition of bringing foreign leaders to prominent U.S. landmarks and institutions...

Liberals Liked the Supreme Court Even Before Big Rulings

The Supreme Court was substantially more popular with those on the political left than those on the political right, even before last week's historic decisions on gay right and health-case subsidies.

Taste Test: What Happens When We Feed Bobby Jindal Hillary Clinton’s Cookies?

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is, by his own words, a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. The Wall Street Journal gave him his own governor's mansion recipe -- and Hillary Clinton's. Watch to see which he liked better.

Obama Signs Trade Bill Into Law

The fast-track trade authority that President Barack Obama sought from Congress is now law.

How to Counter Iranian Foot-Dragging (While Not Circumventing Congress)

Michael Singh: With reports suggesting that the June 30 deadline for a deal on Iran’s nuclear will be missed--just as previous negotiating deadlines were--we’re on the brink of not an end but a new phase in this diplomatic saga.

The Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Ruling — Complete Coverage

Here's a rundown of Journal coverage related to Friday's gay marriage ruling, which found same-sex couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marry.

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.

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