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EU to Lift Sanctions on Retired Iranian Officer Sought by Interpol

The European Union, under the terms of the nuclear accord reached with Iran this month, committed to removing retired Iranian Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi from its sanctions list, who's sought by Interpol for his alleged role in a terrorist bombing in Argentina in 1994.

Hillary Clinton Sidesteps Keystone in Climate Plan Rollout

Hillary Clinton pledged to make combating climate change a central focus of the 2016 presidential campaign, saying Monday that she would not allow "deniers" to thwart progress or prevent the U.S. from leading on the issue.

Obama’s Reaction to Huckabee’s ‘Door of the Oven’ Comment

President Barack Obama was asked Monday about comments by GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee saying the Iran nuclear deal was akin to marching Israelis “to the door of the oven,” a reference to the Holocaust. Mr. Obama responded...Show More Summary

A Little-Noticed Win in Global HIV Treatment

Drew Altman: Public attitudes toward corruption and foreign aid suggest that public-health successes such as this one on meeting HIV treatment goals don’t get enough attention.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Iran’s Nuclear Past Clouds Deal, 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.

Seib Video: Will Joe Biden Run for President?

As Hillary Clinton is forced to defend her email practices when she was secretary of state and other Democratic candidates fail to make large impacts in the polls, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses the possibility of a Joe Biden candidacy for president.

Best Quotes From the Sunday Talk Shows

Several of the 2016 presidential candidates hit the Sunday talk shows. Here are some of the top quotes.

Republican Candidates Hammer Clinton on E-Mail Probe

Republican presidential candidates on Sunday blasted Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while secretary of state, seizing on recent allegations from the intelligence community’s inspector general that she improperly sent at least four emails with classified material.

Donald Trump Tops GOP Field in New Hampshire, Second in Iowa: Poll

An NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday found Donald Trump in first place among New Hampshire GOP primary voters and two percentage points behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Iowa.

Donald Trump: I Pay My Own Way, Unlike Bush, Walker or Clinton

Donald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters.

Two Super PACs Backing Rand Paul Raised $5 Million in First Half of 2015

Two super PACs backing Republican Rand Paul's presidential campaign raised $5 million in the first half of the year, an official said, falling short of several top GOP contenders.

Martin O’Malley Super PAC Raises $289,000 in First Month

The super PAC backing Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley raised $289,000 in its first month, an official said, the lowest haul of any presidential super PAC that has so far reported its totals.

Top CIA Official Says Nuke Deal Makes It Hard for Iran to Cheat

A top Central Intelligence Agency official said Friday that the recently brokered nuclear agreement between leading nations and Iran will make it difficult for the Middle Eastern country to dupe nuclear inspectors.

Rand Paul Super PAC Raised $3.1 Million in First Half of 2015

The primary super PAC backing Republican Rand Paul’s presidential campaign raised $3.1 million in the first half of the year, falling far short of the rest of the Republican field.

Top Scott Walker Fundraiser Calls Donald Trump ‘DumbDumb’

A leading fundraiser for Scott Walker’s presidential campaign called Donald Trump “DumbDumb” in a fundraising invitation and said electing the New York developer would be “a total and complete disaster for the country.”

Tom Steyer: Candidates Who Want My Support Must Be Aggressive on Clean Energy

Tom Steyer, the billionaire climate-change activist, laid out a litmus test for 2016 candidates who want his support on Friday, calling on them to develop aggressive clean-energy plans.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Clinton Emails; America’s Marxist Allies; 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.

Ted Cruz Says GOP Leader McConnell Told ‘Flat-Out Lie’

Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative Texas firebrand and Republican presidential candidate, on Friday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) of lying to him, in an unusually personal jab for a body that holds itself to a strict standard of decorum.

Here Are Hillary Clinton’s Proposed Capital-Gains Tax Rates

Hillary Clinton is proposing a sharp increase in the capital-gains tax rate for the highest earners for investments held only a few years, a campaign official said Friday. Here is a look at her proposed scale.

How India Could Benefit From the Iran Nuclear Deal

Brian Katulis: If Congress rejects the agreement on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. efforts to impose more sanctions in the wake of the consensus created by the nuclear deal may end up isolating the United States, not Iran.

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