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3:45 PM ET, May 28, 2014

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Tracy Connor / NBC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams the U.S. Stranded Him in Russia  —  In the sit-down, Snowden also fought back against critics who dismissed him as a low-level hacker — saying he was “trained as a spy” and offered technical expertise to high levels of government.
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Bill Carter / New York Times:
To Get Snowden Interview, NBC News Relied on Secrecy  —  Brian Williams met Edward J. Snowden in the Kempinski Hotel in Moscow last week after months of negotiations between NBC News and intermediaries for Mr. Snowden.  —  The conversation, which lasted more than four hours …
Lexington Herald-Leader:
Say again, Senator, ACA unkynected?  —  Sen. Mitch McConnell has some explaining to do.  —  What in the world did he mean last week when he told reporters that repeal of the Affordable Care Act — “root and branch,” as he has demanded many times — is “unconnected” to the future of Kynect, Kentucky's health insurance exchange?
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Joe Sonka / FatLip:
Mitch McConnell doubles down on lie that Kynect is unconnected to Obamacare
Phillip M. Bailey / WFPL:
Obamacare Presents Political Dilemmas for Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86  —  Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose her childhood in the Jim Crow South — was among the first autobiographies …
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MyFOX8.com:
Maya Angelou dead at 86  —  Dr. Maya Angelou during a Dec. 2013 interview (WGHP)  —  WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died.  She was 86.  —  Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning.
Emma Brown / Washington Post:
Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86
Discussion: ThinkProgress, NPR and The Dish
Washington Post:
Full transcript of President Obama's commencement address at West Point  —  President Obama delivered the following remarks at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., commencement ceremony on May 28, 2014.  Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service.  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and News Desk
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama jabs foreign policy critics
Discussion: ABC News, Hot Air and JustOneMinute
Major Garrett / NationalJournal.com:
‘This Is How Wars End in the 21st Century’
Discussion: Informed Comment
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Richard Burr: No apology to veterans' groups  —  Sen. Richard Burr said on Wednesday that he isn't backing down from his recent attack on veterans' groups and even stepped up his assault, charging the organizations are more upset by his comments than they are by the scandal at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
First on CNN: First major TV ad on VA scandal
Discussion: Politico
Karoli / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Krauthammer Calls Obama's Troop Withdrawal Plan “An Act Of Personal Narcissism”  —  Charles Krauthammer needs some English classes so he can understand that keeping a promise is not an act of narcissism.  —  Predictably, conservatives have their panties in a bunch over President Obama's announcement …
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and Reuters
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Washington Post:
President Obama continues his retreat from Afghanistan
Josh Encinias / National Review:
Krauthammer's Take: Obama's 2016 Timing for Afghanistan Withdawal Is ‘Personal Narcissism’
Randall Balmer / Politico:
The Real Origins of the Religious Right  —  They'll tell you it was abortion.  Sorry, the historical record's clear: It was segregation.  —  One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Conservative Lead on Social and Economic Ideology Shrinking  —  On social issues, 34% identify as conservative and 30% as liberal  —  PRINCETON, NJ — More Americans continue to identify themselves as conservatives than as liberals on economic and social matters.
Washington Post:
Americans overwhelmingly side with Hillary Clinton over Karl Rove in brain flap  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove may need a different strategy to slow Hillary Clinton's 2016 candidacy.  —  Two-thirds of Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll disapprove of the Republican strategist …
Eric H. Cline / New York Times:
Climate Change Doomed the Ancients  —  THIS month, a report issued by a prominent military advisory board concluded that climate change posed a serious threat to America's national security.  —  The authors, 16 retired high-ranking officers, warned that droughts, rising seas and extreme weather events …
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Pro-gay marriage professor under fire from gay marriage speech police  —  It's clear by now that if you publicly oppose gay marriage or give money to those who oppose it, the gay speech police will try to ruin you (and may succeed).  But it turns out that even supporting gay marriage …
Discussion: Overlawyered
Jose DelReal / Politico:
Ralph Hall loses Texas GOP runoff  —  Seventeen-term Rep. Ralph Hall on Tuesday became the first incumbent to lose renomination this cycle, after the Texas Republican was ousted by former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe in a primary runoff.  —  With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Ratcliffe led Hall, 53 percent to 47 percent.
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Jose DelReal / Politico:
David Dewhurst loses another Texas GOP runoff
David Montgomery / Argus Leader:
Bosworth attacks misogyny, media in chaotic news conference  —  Standing in front of a profane backdrop created by her own campaign, an emotional Annette Bosworth condemned criticism of her, blasted the media, addressed her alleged scandals and even issued a book recommendation in a free-wheeling news conference Tuesday.
Jacob Siegel / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,’ Whistleblower Says  —  For years, employees at a Texas VA complained that their bosses were cooking the books.  For years, the VA insisted there was no widespread wrongdoing.  —  Editor's Note: This story has been updated with new information.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
The Blaze Mocks Sexual Assault With A Series Of ‘RAPE!’  Skits (VIDEO)  —  With the recent emphasis on the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses by the White House and Congress, conservatives have pounced on the definition of sexual assault and the statistics cited when discussing the issue.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
 
 
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Ramona Shelburne / ESPN:
Donald Sterling: Proceedings a sham
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg View:
Why Obama Can't Fix the VA
Discussion: RedState
CBS News:
As Libya deteriorates, U.S. prepares for possible evacuation
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Monica Davey / New York Times:
Detroit Urged to Tear Down 40,000 Buildings
Discussion: National Review and The Week
George Neumayr / American Spectator:
The Fourth Branch of Government
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Exclusive: Defiant Michael Grimm lashes out at media
Scott Bixby / The Daily Beast:
Should Atheists Pay for a Prayer Day? A Nebraskan Town's Crisis of Faith
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Stephen F. Knott / The National Interest:
Did Woodrow Wilson Destroy the American Presidency?
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