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11:05 AM ET, June 3, 2014

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New York Times:
Bowe Bergdahl's Vanishing Before Capture Angered His Unit  —  WASHINGTON — Sometime after midnight on June 30, 2009, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl left behind a note in his tent saying he had become disillusioned with the Army, did not support the American mission in Afghanistan and was leaving to start a new life.
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton defends Bowe Bergdahl exchange  —  Hillary Clinton defended President Obama's move to free a long-held U.S. prisoner of war from Afghanistan in exchange for five men being held at Guantanamo Bay in a speech on the outskirts of Denver on Monday night.
Discussion: ABC News, CNN and Taylor Marsh
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
How Obama Convinced His Spies to Support the Taliban Prisoner Release  —  The Pentagon and the nation's top intelligence official opposed releasing the Gitmo Five in 2012.  This time around the White House got the answer it wanted when the Taliban was ready to deal.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Prisoner swap: Did Hillary know?  —  Republicans are raising questions about whether Hillary Clinton knew about the White House plan to release senior Taliban commanders in exchange for the last U.S. prisoner of war.  —  President Obama met with his former secretary of State for lunch on Thursday …
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON DEFENDS PRISONER SWAP  —  BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a measured defense Monday of the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a U.S. soldier held hostage in Afghanistan, noting that many of America's allies make similar deals.
Fox News:
Sources: Intelligence community investigated Bergdahl's conduct  —  A senior official confirms to Fox News that the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban — has been thoroughly investigated …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Obama's National Security Team Mounts Defense Of Bergdahl Rescue  —  The White House National Security Council hit back hard on Tuesday against the mostly conservative critics of the prisoner swap that led to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  —  In two separate statements from Chairman …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Obama: We Consulted Congress About Possibility Of Prisoner Swap  —  President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he consulted with Congress for “quite some time” about potentially trading detainees from the Guantanamo Bay facility for a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan.
Discussion: Sarah Palin
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Jeffrey Toobin: Obama ‘Clearly Broke the Law’ on Bergdahl  —  CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin declared on Monday that President Barack Obama “broke the law” when his administration failed to give Congress notice of at least 30 days before releasing five ranking Taliban members from Guantanamo Bay.
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama: Congress consulted on prisoner exchange
Washington Post:
Was price to win release of an American soldier from Taliban captivity too high?
James Gordon Meek / ABC News:
Vets Accuse Bowe Bergdahl of Walking Away
Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Jeffrey Toobin: Obama ‘Clearly Broke the Law’ with Bergdahl Exchange
Discussion: Althouse
Jim Acosta / CNN:
Obama arrives in Europe, his foreign policy facing questions again
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
Dan Merica / CNN:
Hillary Clinton to take part in live CNN town hall  —  Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will take part in a live town hall meeting that will be moderated by CNN's Christiane Amanpour later this month.  —  The June 17 event will take place at the Newseum in Washington …
Discussion: OnPolitics
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Washington Post:
June 2014 Washington Post-ABC News poll
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite and CNN
Stephen Sestanovich / Wall Street Journal:   What We Can't Know Now About Hillary Clinton's Legacy at State
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Will Mississippi mudslinging topple first Senate incumbent?  —  The Tea Party has kept its aim on Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) despite a scandal involving his wife and a supporter of his primary opponent — and he could be the first Senate incumbent to fall in Tuesday's marquee contest.
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Tea Party hits Reid with ethics charge over Koch brothers
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post:
Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers  —  In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there's a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home.  Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of …
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
Democrats' new coal headache  —  The Environmental Protection Agency's new rule on carbon pollution is the latest headache for Democrats trying to defend a fragile Senate majority.  —  With many vulnerable Democrats coming from energy-producing states, Republicans argued the Obama administration's call …
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Marty Graham / Reuters:
91-year-old woman finishes San Diego marathon in record time  —  SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A 91-year-old woman ran a San Diego marathon on the weekend in record time for her age group, also becoming the oldest person ever to finish the race, despite lamenting she was unable to train properly because of cancer treatments.
Gregory Wallace / CNNMoney.com:
Seattle approves $15 minimum wage  —  Seattle's city council on Monday unanimously approved an increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the nation's highest by far.  —  The increase was formally proposed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and his spokesman said he intends to sign the ordinance on Tuesday.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Guardian
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Associated Press:   Seattle OKs $15 minimum wage
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 …
 
 
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