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9:15 AM ET, June 6, 2014

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David Brooks / New York Times:
President Obama Was Right  —  Americans don't have a common ancestry.  Therefore, we have to work hard to build national solidarity.  We go in for more overt displays of patriotism than in most other countries: politicians wearing flag lapel pins, everybody singing the national anthem before games …
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New York Times:
The Rush to Demonize Sgt. Bergdahl  —  Four months ago, Senator John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  “I would support,” he told CNN.  “Obviously I'd have to know the details, but I would support ways of bringing …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:   The Unraveling  —  How the Obama administration's story …
New York Times:
Bergdahl Walked Away Before, Military Report Says
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Free him, then try him  —  (Uncredited/AP) - In this image taken …
TIME:
Behind the Scenes of Bowe Bergdahl's Release
New York Times:
Fears for Sergeant's Life Led to Secrecy About Swap, Obama Official Says
Discussion: IMAGINE 2050
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Democrats Are Weary in Wake of Bergdahl Case
Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in 2010, secret documents show  —  U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis …
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Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
An Anatomy of the Right's Bergdahl Overreach
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Primary Winner: Poll Averages Prove More Accurate  —  For all the focus on Republican infighting this primary season, one quiet winner has emerged from these intraparty contests: public-opinion polls.  —  Individual survey results have been all over the map in primary after primary …
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New York Times:
It's Not Too Soon to Pay Attention to Senate Polling  —  Just five months until November's midterm elections and already early polling results have countered some expectations.  In Arkansas, the Democrat Mark Pryor is showing surprising strength in a red state, and in North Carolina …
Discussion: Bloomberg View
KIRO-TV:
Seattle Pacific University shooting: Multiple victims, 2 shooters  —  Quick Facts:  — At least six people shot at Seattle Pacific University.  — At least one suspect in custody.  Police initially said two.  — School is about 10 min. from downtown Seattle with about 4,000 students.
New York Times:
Memories From Normandy  —  Beginning on June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on a broad stretch of beaches on the coast of Normandy, in German-held France.  Entrenched behind concrete walls and bunkers were more than 50,000 German soldiers.  Seventy years later …
Discussion: Daily Kos
CNN:
70 years later, D-Day vet Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin jumps again  —  Normandy, France (CNN) — Jim “Pee Wee” Martin acted like he'd been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log.  —  Maybe that's because he had — 70 years ago.  —  “I'm feeling fine,” …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Climate Domino  —  Maybe it's me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused.  I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels.
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Dialing It In  —  One evening in March, during a visit to Italy, President Obama asked the U.S. ambassador to round up a bunch of—and I quote—"interesting Italians" for a dinner at the ambassadorial residence.  The history of the property, the Villa Taverna, goes as far back as the tenth century.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Dave Forster / Virginian-Pilot:
Virginia DMV orders Lyft, Uber to stop operating  —  Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease and desist orders today to Lyft and Uber, telling the two ride services that they must stop operating in violation of state law or face fines against their part-time drivers.
Isaac Chotiner / The New Republic:
Q&A: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations, Ignorant Journalism, and Whether He Talks to President Obama  —  Ta-Nehisi Coates's cover story in this month's Atlantic, ‘The Case For Reparations,’ is not merely a call for greater dialogue and conversation about America's racial history.
CNN:
CNN exclusive: Doctor in Senate says Bergdahl was drugged in video  —  Washington (CNN) - Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, who is a also a physician, told CNN he is convinced that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was drugged in the so-called “proof of life” video shown to senators during a closed briefing Wednesday.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Rahm Emanuel: D.C. hero, Chicago goat  —  CHICAGO — In Washington, he is “Rahmbo,” the ruthless, profane operative who survived the Clinton White House despite being vanquished by the first lady.  In Chicago, Rahm Emanuel has been dubbed the “murder mayor” by one critic, a snipe at the city's high homicide rate.
Discussion: ABC News
CBS News:
Hillary Clinton's “Hard Choices”: Bergdahl, Benghazi and more  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the World Bank May 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES  —  Shares -  —  Hillary Clinton's long-awaited memoir, “Hard Choices” isn't scheduled …
 
 
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Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
California Legislators Want to Tell College Kids When to Have Sex
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Google's secretive 3D-mapping project now has a tablet: here it is
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Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press:
Paul weighing dual run for White House, Senate
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Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Southern-Fried Freedom Lovers Propel Libertarian Candidates
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Tammy Vigil / KDVR.com:
Court mistake sets man free, but he's been sent back for 90 years after turning life around
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Paul has warning for released detainees
Jenna Levy / Gallup:
U.S. Uninsured Rate Holds Steady at 13.4%
 Earlier Items: 
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Scarborough, Todd Erupt over Bergdahl's Dad: 'Don't Criticize the Parents in Here'
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Gretchen Livingston / Pew Research Center's …:
Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids
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Yahoo! News:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Bowe Bergdahl, Hillary Clinton and his call to national service
Discussion: National Review
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Is There a Favorite in the Republican Runoff For Senate in Mississippi?
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
Bernie Sanders, John McCain strike VA deal
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Democrats enter Colo. GOP gubernatorial primary, aim to tip race to Tancredo
 

 
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