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8:00 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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Bowe Bergdahl, American Soldier, Freed by Taliban in Prisoner Trade
Associated Press:   Hagel: Soldier's health required urgent action
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Althouse
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.
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: The Raw Story and PinkNews.co.uk
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
 
 
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