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Capital Journal Daybreak: Candidates Spar Over GOP’s Future | Obama to Lobby UAE to Back Iran Deal | An Uncertain Economy’s Impact on Policy

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.

Lindsey Graham on 2016, Immigration and Israel

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham sat down with The Wall Street Journal after addressing Republican activists Saturday in Nashua, N.H., and assessed his 2016 prospects and the debates over immigration policy and national security.

From New Hampshire to Washington D.C., Gov. Christie’s 2016 Foray Covers Ground

Gov. Chris Christie will travel to Missouri for a fundraiser held by financiers, speak before a Washington D.C. summit of dignitaries on foreign policy and host a benefit for the New Jersey GOP this week.

2016 Presidential Toe-Dippers, Sunday Talk-Show Edition

A number of potential 2016 candidates edged closer to the presidential race on Sunday without actually jumping in, with some saying they’ll wait until next month to decide.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Considers Presidential Run

Ohio Gov. John Kasich touted himself as the best qualified Republican to run for president Sunday, only to add that family and religious factors will determine if he actually launches a campaign.

Sen. Corker Expects Lynch Vote This Week

A Senate Republican said Sunday he expects a vote this week on the long-stalled nomination of Loretta Lynch to become the next attorney general. Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) told CNN’s “State of the Union’’ the legislative deadlock which has delayed Ms. Lynch’s vote on the Senate floor is likely to be resolved within two or three days.

West Virginia’s Joe Manchin to Remain in Senate

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Sunday he will forgo a run for governor, vowing instead to remain in the Senate.

Sunday Talk Preview: More Entrants for 2016

The 2016 race is expected to be discussed on this Sunday's news shows, as the past week saw Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio launch their campaigns for president. Here are the guest lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press:

Immigration Debate Very Much Alive on Campaign Trail

Immigration has disappeared from the agenda in Washington, but on the presidential campaign trail, it is very much alive, with candidates in both parties mindful of the growing importance of the Hispanic voting bloc.

Chris Christie Reminded of New Jersey’s Fiscal Woes

Gov. Chris Christie had to contend with bad fiscal news in the middle of a swing through New Hampshire as the Republican seeks momentum behind a possible 2016 run.

Ohio Settles Dispute Over Early Voting System

Ohio officials have reached a settlement with voter-rights groups over the election schedule in one of the nation’s most closely-watched presidential swing states.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Immigration Bedevils GOP in Bid for Hispanics | Obama Affirms Support for Trade Deals | Mapping the U.S. Electorate

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.

New Signs of Danger for Americans in Pakistan

On April 16, in the volatile Pakistani megacity of Karachi, gunmen shot a 55-year-old American woman named Debra Lobo. They attacked her as she drove home from her job as an administrator at a medical college. Luckily, Ms. Lobo survived.

Marco Rubio Passes on Chance to Take a Shot at ‘Non-Candidate’ Jeb Bush

At his first public event after declaring himself a 2016 presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio took full rhetorical advantage of his new official status to dodge a question about a yet-undeclared rival, presumptive GOP frontrunner Jeb Bush.

Nigeria’s Election Could Serve as Model for Other African Nations

Doug Heye: Nigeria's election could be the start of a new chapter in which peace becomes the core of a formerly bloody democratic process.

In Age of Apple Watch, Are Americans Souring on Technology?

Jay Campbell and Jeff Horwitt: Younger Americans generally show a greater comfort level with technology than older people, but 51% of 18-to-34-year-olds believe that the growing reliance on technology is bad.

What to Watch at New Hampshire GOP Candidate ‘Cattle Call’

What to watch at the Republican presidential candidate "cattle call" in New Hampshire Friday and Saturday: Will Jeb Bush or Scott Walker can cement a place at the top of the pack, will a second-tier candidate break out, and can Chris Christie regain lost momentum?

Obama to Hold Press Conference With Italian Prime Minister

President Obama will hold a press conference Friday, starting at 11:50 a.m. ET, with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Capital Journal Daybreak: ‘Fast Track’ Trade Bill Triggers Democratic Discord | A Finance Twist’s Role in Election 2016

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.

2016 Hopeful Scott Walker Loses Altitude With Wisconsin Voters

Running for president doesn't always sit well with the voters back home. Gov. Scott Walker is the latest likely White House hopeful to see his in-state support dip as he makes nice with Republican primary voters outside Wisconsin.

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