The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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June 25, 2015 8:29 AM EDT

All eyes are on the Supreme Court, which has seven cases yet to decide this term, including a decision that could legalize gay marriage nationally and another that could undermine a central component of the Affordable Care Act. The high court is currently scheduled to announce decisions today, Friday, and Monday before breaking for the summer. With a week before the deadline for an agreement, U.S. and Iranian negotiators continue to meet in Vienna to hammer out a deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will join the talks Friday, but the odds of reaching an agreement have fallen in recent weeks amid escalating rhetoric from Iran. But the U.S. has a Plan B—or H—ready, should military strikes be needed. President Obama had a testy exchange with a protestor in the White House East Room upset with the administration’s immigration policies. And there was a case of mistaken identity on Capitol Hill.

Here are your must-reads:

Must Reads

A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Latest Obamacare Case

TIME explains what is — and isn’t — at stake before the high court

Plan B For Iran

The U.S. preps a military option [Politico]

Obama scores a major trade win, burnishing his foreign policy legacy

A hard-fought victory pays off — now he just has to negotiate the trade deal [Washington Post]

Poll Finds Backing for Gay Marriage and a Split on Health Law

Public firmly behind expanding same-sex marriage, but Obamacare remains controversial [Wall Street Journal]

Behind John Boehner’s crackdown on conservatives

The Speaker enforces discipline in his conference for the first time [Politico]

Sound Off

“Listen, you’re in my house…it’s not respectful … Shame on you, you shouldn’t be doing this.” — President Obama during a three-minute exchange with an immigration protester in the East Room on Wednesday

“I don’t know how you can sit with somebody for an hour in a church and pray with them and get up and shoot them. That’s Mideast hate. That’s something I didn’t think we had here but apparently we do.” —South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof

Bits and Bites

Democratic Presidential Hopeful Jim Webb Defends Confederate Soldiers [TIME]

Chaffetz’s blunder: Right name, wrong man in OPM flap [Politico]

Rand Paul’s t shirts made in Guatemala [CBS News]

Alabama Governor Orders Removal of Confederate Flags From Capitol []

Bobby Jindal announces candidacy, promises daughter a puppy [USA Today]

Hillary Clinton’s ‘All Lives Matter’ Remark Stirs Backlash [New York Times]

Obama Cites Progress at Gay-Pride Reception [TIME]


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