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3:20 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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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, Hot Air, Liberaland and The Week
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 …
Michael Gartland / New York Post:
The bizarre tale of America's last known POW
Associated Press:   Hagel: Soldier's health required urgent action
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.
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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 …
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 …
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
GOP group launches anti-Clinton e-book  —  “Hard Choices,” meet “Failed Choices.”  —  The Republican opposition research group America Rising will release an e-book on Hillary Clinton's tenure at the State Department, describing her own book about her service as “spin” aimed at a presidential campaign.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Michael K. Lavers / Washington Blade:
Efforts to force referendum on Md. trans rights law fail  —  Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington County) failed to collect enough signatures to prompt a referendum on Maryland's trans rights law.  (Photo public domain)  —  Opponents of Maryland's transgender rights law have failed …
Discussion: PinkNews.co.uk and The Raw Story
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
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 …
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).
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