The Iran nuclear agreement has ignited a firestorm of controversy in Washington, largely along party lines, but its future appears clear: it is more than likely to take effect, as Republicans in Congress don’t have the votes to override a presidential veto of a bill to kill the deal. GOP presidential candidates spent most of Tuesday criticizing the agreement and one-upping each other on their rhetoric about the dangers it poses for America and its allies. Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, celebrated the agreement, but took care to note that it does not end the challenges from Iran.
Donald Trump has risen to the top of some Republican primary polling, but his campaign and business career are intertwined. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley pushed for sweeping new protections for those in the U.S. illegally Tuesday, going further than either President Barack Obama or Clinton has in calling for reform. And today will see a flood of campaign finance report filings with the Federal Election Commission, providing the first glimpses at the inner-workings of the 2016 presidential campaigns.
Here are your must-reads:
What to Know About the Iran Nuclear Deal
TIME’s Michael Scherer breaks it down
Obama’s Leap of Faith on Iran
The deal is a gamble that the relationship with Iran can be reset over the terms of the deal [New York Times]
For Donald Trump, Business is Politics
At his Virginia winery, Trump [TIME]
Martin O’Malley Pledges to Go Further Than Obama on Immigration
The Democratic long-shot has a new policy proposal, TIME’s Sam Frizell reports
Groups Backed by Secret Donors Take the Lead in Shaping 2016 Elections
Non-profit groups that operate to back candidates [Washington Post]
Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Hillary Clinton
The unending battle to show the “real Hillary” [New York Times Magazine]
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Pitch: Obama, But Better
Embracing and refining her 2008 rival’s policies [Politico]
“I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout values.” — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to IJReview on the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Committee vote last week to overturn a ban on gay adults serving as troop leaders.
“Sometimes it helps to have a terrible reputation.” — Donald Trump on his record as a negotiator proceeding him.
Bits and Bites
Iran Nuclear Deal Ignites Fierce Debate [Wall Street Journal]
Why a Plan to Give You More Cell Phone Options Could Backfire [Center for Public Integrity]
Bernie Sanders gets his say on Clinton’s day in Capitol [Associated Press]
Outfoxed: Voters Forum to be first for GOP [Union Leader]
Christian Employers Dealt Setback on Birth-Control Cases [Wall Street Journal]
Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 spotlight [Associated Press]