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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 …
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE - 'A cover up just like Benghazi': Outraged parents of officer who died hunting for ‘deserter’ POW Bergdahl lash out at Obama over ‘LIES’ they were told about how their hero son died  — Lt Darryn Andrews, from Dallas, Texas, died at the age of 34 on Sept 4, 2009 during his second tour of Afghanistan
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 …
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Commander-in-Chief's Definition of “Honorable Service” Includes Anti-American Actions While in Uniform; He Just Destroyed Troop Morale  —  The Obama administration tells America this soldier served “with honor and distinction.”  (http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/ susan-rice-bergdahl-served-honor-and- distinction_794066.html)
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
‘We Swore to an Oath and We Upheld Ours.  He Did Not.’  —  The Obama administration is facing mounting questions about the controversial prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from jihadists in Pakistan in exchange for the transfer and ultimate release of five senior Taliban commanders previously held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Discussion: CNN, BREITBART.COM and The Daily Caller
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Bowe Bergdahl Is the Right's New Benghazi  —  Buckle up: The right is going to try to turn the Taliban prisoner swap for ‘deserter’ Bowe Bergdahl into a Willie Horton moment for the president—and they'll ride it to January 2017.  —  So let's imagine that on Saturday night …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Here's what happens when Taliban leaders are released
Discussion: AEIdeas
Washington Post:
Mixed reaction to Bergdahl's recovery by service members who consider him a deserter
CBS News:
The five Taliban swapped for Bowe Bergdahl
petitions.whitehouse.gov:
Punish Bowe Bergdahl for being AWOL / Desertion during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Associated Press:
US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away
Evan Wyloge / Arizona Capitol Times:
Two-time GOP loser changes party to Democrat, name to Cesar Chavez for new congressional bid  —  Scott Fistler didn't have much luck as a Republican candidate.  He lost a 2012 write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, then lost a 2013 bid for a Phoenix city council seat now held by Laura Pastor, Ed's daughter.
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Rebekah L. Sanders / Arizona Republic:
Mystery congressional candidate has legendary name  —  A mystery candidate for Congress with the potential to draw valuable votes in a close race has baffled longtime political watchers for months.  —  Democratic contenders with meticulously honed identities are battling for retiring U.S …
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:   GOPer Changes Name To Cesar Chavez, Becomes A Dem To Run In Heavily Hispanic District
Jason Samenow / Washington Post:
Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don't respect them, study finds  —  People don't take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study.  —  Female-named storms have historically killed …
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.
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Doug J. Swanson / Dallas Morning News:
Open Carry group holds rally at Home Depot in North Richland Hills
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
No Easy Way to Be Fair On Media Credentials  —  WASHINGTON — Scotusblog has covered the Supreme Court in depth and with distinction since 2002.  It wins journalism awards at a steady clip.  Its main reporter, Lyle Denniston, is an old-school journalist of fearsome integrity and independence.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Tea Party hits Reid with ethics charge over Koch brothers  —  Tea Party Patriots has filed a complaint against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with the Senate Ethics Committee to protest his repeated attacks against Charles and David Koch.  —  Jenny Beth Martin …
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Alison Lundergan Grimes to hold D.C. fundraiser with Harry Reid
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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Nathan Fenno / Los Angeles Times:
Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino sues NFL over concussions  —  Sports Now  —  Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mediaite
 
 
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