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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Susan Rice responds to political debate over negotiations for soldier's release  —  (CNN) - White House national security adviser Susan Rice defended the Obama administration's decision to exchange Guantanamo detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, amid criticism that the United States negotiated with terrorists in the process.
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Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
Chuck Hagel, Susan Rice defend decision to trade terror suspects for Bergdahl  —  National security adviser Susan Rice and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defended the Obama administration's decision to trade five Taliban-affiliated terrorism suspects for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl …
Discussion: Power Line and Liberaland
CNN:
Hagel: U.S. acted fast to save Bowe Bergdahl's life  —  (CNN) — The United States found “an opening” and acted quickly to save U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's life, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.  —  “We believed that the information we had, the intelligence we had …
Doug Powers / Twitchy:
‘Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners’ tweet from account of released soldier's father deleted … As Twitchy has reported, President Obama ordered the release of five Gitmo detainees to secure the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan.
Michael Gartland / New York Post:
The bizarre tale of America's last known POW  —  Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last known American POW, was freed after five years in captivity — an ordeal that began and ended in Afghanistan under a shroud of mystery.  —  The Taliban turned over Bergdahl Saturday morning to US special forces …
Discussion: Power Line and Joe For America
Associated Press:   Hagel: Soldier's health required urgent action
Agence France-Presse:
‘We needed to get him out’: Hagel defends Bergdahl operation
Discussion: Hot Air
Catherine E. Shoichet / CNN:
Ann B. Davis, Alice on ‘Brady Bunch,’ dies  —  Everyone's favorite housekeeper, Alice Nelson, was played by Ann B. Davis on the sitcom.  Davis died on Sunday, June 1, after suffering a subdural hematoma the day before.  She never regained consciousness.  Davis retired from show business …
Bobby McMahon / Forbes:
How The 2022 World Cup Could Reach A Doomsday Scenario  —  The Sunday Times story of “Mohamed bin Hamman's secret campaign to bring the World Cup to the Gulf,” is another episode in a narrative that that will not die.  —  The series of articles published earlier today details the lengths that Bin Hamman …
David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
Conservative Senator Kicks Tea Party to the Curb  —  At the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson tried to distance himself from the Tea Party groups that helped elect him in 2010.  —  If Ron Johnson was running any faster from the Tea Party he'd leave skid marks.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama's Foreign Policy Book  —  SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — When President Obama sits down to write his foreign policy memoir he may be tempted to use as his book title the four words he reportedly uses privately to summarize the Obama doctrine: “Don't Do Stupid Stuff” (with “stuff” sometimes defined more spicily).
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Amy Harder / Wall Street Journal:
EPA to Seek 30% Cut in Emissions at Power Plants  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan for power plants that will seek a 30% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
Reuters:
French police arrest suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting  —  29-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche arrested in possession of firearms; according to reports, he was active with jihadist elements in Syria in 2013.  —  PARIS/BRUSSELS - French police have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected …
Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story:
Professor fired from Christian university after image of his epic beard appears on beer can  —  A professor of sociology at a small Christian university in South Carolina was fired last week after his likeness appeared on a beer can.  —  Dr. Paul Roof, who had spent the past six academic years teaching …
 
 
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