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2:00 PM ET, June 2, 2014

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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 …
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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 …
Washington Post:
Mixed reaction to Bergdahl's recovery by service members who consider him a deserter  —  Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's recovery after five years in captivity has rekindled anger among some of his military peers over how he came to fall into enemy hands and the price the United States has paid to get him back.
Mark Thompson / TIME:
The 6 U.S. Soldiers Who Died Searching For Bowe Bergdahl  —  Troops suggest that Bergdahl's desertion makes him more traitor than hero  —  Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban over the weekend after they held him for nearly five years, in exchange for five Taliban leaders …
Associated Press:
Debate Stirs Over US-Taliban Captive Swap
Discussion: The Agonist
epa.gov:
Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule  —  Get Involved  —  On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants.  States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change.
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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 …
Discussion: CNN and Taylor Marsh
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Obama to Take Action to Slash Coal Pollution
Wendy Koch / USA Today:
EPA seeks 30% cut in power plant carbon emissions by 2030
New York Times:
Trying to Reclaim Leadership on Climate Change
Bloomberg:   Obama Said to Propose Deep Cuts to Power-Plant Emissions
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
NRA Issues Amazing Statement Admitting Bringing AR-15s To Chipotle Is Dumb  —  In a remarkably frank statement issued on Friday, the National Rifle Association said that gun activists in Texas had “crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness” with their demonstrations at fast food restaurants.
CBS News:
FBI manhunt on for San Francisco man, Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, who may have explosives  —  Shares -  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI has issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies about a San Francisco social media consultant they consider armed and dangerous who is wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives.
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Cara Liu / KTVU-TV:
San Francisco man sought by FBI active in political circles
Discussion: RT, The Gateway Pundit and The Week
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.
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VoxEU.org:
Is Piketty's ‘Second Law of Capitalism’ fundamental?
Discussion: Washington Center …
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.
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CNN:
Spain's King Juan Carlos I to abdicate
Discussion: Hollywood Life and Hot Air
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Panel Laughs At Ingraham: Benghazi ‘Will Never Go Away, At Least With You’ (VIDEO)  —  When conservative radio host Laura Ingraham invoked Benghazi during a discussion of President Barack Obama's foreign policy on “Fox News Sunday,” she was met with laughter instead of shared outrage.
Discussion: Mediaite
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Reporter Over Identity of Source  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from James Risen, a New York Times reporter facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source.  —  The court's one-line order gave no reasons …
Jen Heger / RADAR:
Donald Sterling's Gal Pal V Stiviano Brutally Beaten Up In New York City, Her Lawyer Claims — Called The ‘N Word’ By Group Of Assailants  —  The woman at the center of the Donald Sterling racism scandal, the ex-Los Angeles Clippers owner's gal pal V Stiviano, was badly beaten up by two white men …
Oliver Stone / Guardian:
Edward Snowden NSA whistleblowing story to be filmed by Oliver Stone  —  Director of Platoon and JFK will direct a big budget adaptation of Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book about Snowden's role in exposing the NSA's surveillance culture  —  He has tackled the Kennedy assassination …
 
 
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Virginia Postrel / Bloomberg View:
The War Between ‘Authors’ and Writers
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Dems to unveil 2014 slogan
New York Times:
The Vanishing Cry of ‘Repeal It’
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Ed Rendell: I Could Have Been on Inquirer Owner Lewis Katz's Crashed Jet
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Herman Cain Says He Might Run For President Again In 2016
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
The Senate's failed, irrelevant plan to throw $20 billion at Veterans Affairs problems
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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
McConnell looks likely to win this fall, but his odds are overstated
 

 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
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