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First Read's Morning Clips

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

OBAMA AGENDA: The stakes in King v. Burwell

NBC's Pete Williams previews this morning's arguments in King v. Burwell: "The health insurance industry warns that if the challengers succeed this time, the Affordable Care Act would enter a "death spiral" — with costs rising for a shrinking number of participants, eventually causing the system to collapse."

The Washington Post looks at Solicitor General Donald Verrilli's efforts to keep the health care law alive today.

New NBC News poll numbers out last night show that a majority of voters believe that Congress should pass a law to aid millions of lower-income Americans who could lose their health care coverage if the Supreme Court invalidates the subsidies they receive for living in states that didn't establish their own insurance marketplaces.

Here's our roundup of Netanyahu's speech and what the president had to say about it.

The New York Times ed board calls Netanyahu's speech "unconvincing." But the Washington Post says that Obama should answer Netanyahu’s arguments about why the Iran deal would “pave the way” to the bomb.

The Washington Post's Anne Gearan notes that the lawmakers who attended Netanyahu's speech yesterday don't have a lot of say in stopping a deal with Iran.

The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a halt to same-sex marriage licenses in the state.

OFF TO THE RACES: The Clinton email story continues

BUSH: The Washington Post: "An unusual request has gone out to wealthy donors writing large checks to support former Florida governor Jeb Bush: Please don’t give more than $1 million right away. The requested limit, confirmed by multiple people familiar with the amount, may mark the first time that a presidential hopeful has sought to hold off supporters from contributing too much money. The move reflects concerns among Bush advisers that accepting massive sums from a handful of uber-rich supporters could fuel a perception that the former governor is in their debt."

CARSON: In an interview with CNN, Dr. Ben Carson said: "Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question."

CLINTON: The latest on the Clinton email controversy, from the Washington Post: "Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to have operated in violation of what the White House said Tuesday was “very specific guidance” that members of the Obama administration use government e-mail accounts to carry out official business."

And from the AP: "The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press."

Our own Perry Bacon Jr. talked to aides to former top officials and finds that Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account was different from how most of them communicated with their staffs.

She didn't weigh in on the flap last night but did drop some more 2016 hints.

WALKER: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday embraced a move to ban abortion after 20 weeks after repeatedly declining to spell out where he stood on the issue in last year's re-election campaign.”

And from around the country...

ILLINOIS: Ben LaBolt pens this op-ed in The Daily Beast: The Progressive Case for Rahm’s Re-Elect


*** Wednesday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Today on News Nation, Tamron Hall speaks with Constitutional lawyer Kenji Yoshino about The Supreme Court once again looking at the Affordable Care Act, POLITICO’s Senior Writer Glenn Thrush about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using her private email address to discuss State Department business during her time in office, Alderman from St. Louis Antonio French to discuss a possible announcement by the Department of Justice today concerning police tactics in Ferguson MO., Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling about cyber bullies who targeted his daughter on Twitter and how he tracked them down, and Jason Padgett, a man who after an accident and brain injury became a mathematical genius for our 7 Days of Genius series this week