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8:15 AM ET, June 2, 2014

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Jake Tapper / CNN:
Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero  —  (CNN) — The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him — veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose …
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Bergdahl bumps VA from spotlight  —  The Taliban's release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dominated the Sunday talk shows, pushing Friday's resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki from the headlines.  —  The Sunday shows were packed with Republicans launching into political attacks …
Nathan Bradley Bethea / The Daily Beast:
We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night  —  For five years, soldiers have been forced to stay silent about the disappearance and search for Bergdahl.  Now we can talk about what really happened.  —  It was June 30, 2009, and I was in the city of Sharana …
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
Chuck Hagel, Susan Rice defend decision to trade terror suspects for Bergdahl
New York Times:
Bowe Bergdahl, American Soldier, Freed by Taliban in Prisoner Trade
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Obama's new climate war opens  —  President Obama is opening a climate change war with Republicans on Monday with the Environmental Protection Agency's unveiling of sweeping new standards on carbon emissions from power plants.  —  The new rules are a central part of Obama's climate change agenda meant …
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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.
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Obama to Take Action to Slash Coal Pollution  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday will announce one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution …
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 in the late '70s, but popped up here and there.
CNN:
Spain's King Juan Carlos I to abdicate  —  Madrid, Spain (CNN) — After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos I of Spain will be stepping down, the country's prime minister said Monday.  —  Crown Prince Felipe, 46, will succeed his father, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced in nationally televised address.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
The Senate's failed, irrelevant plan to throw $20 billion at Veterans Affairs problems  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL VETERANS AFFAIRS VETERANS BERNIE SANDERS  —  Last February, before the Veterans Affairs health care scandal broke, Sen. Bernard Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs …
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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 …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
On Inequality Denial  —  A while back I published an article titled “The Rich, the Right, and the Facts,” in which I described politically motivated efforts to deny the obvious — the sharp rise in U.S. inequality, especially at the very top of the income scale.
Politico:
THE OBAMA PARADOX  —  The ritual started in earnest last fall in the midst of the biggest humiliation of Barack Obama's presidency, the failure of the health care website.  Anytime he heard a sliver of good news, the president reacted the same way: He knocked on the polished cherry wood table in the Roosevelt Room.
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
McConnell looks likely to win this fall, but his odds are overstated
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French police arrest suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting
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Conservative Senator Kicks Tea Party to the Curb
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