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9:40 AM ET, June 6, 2014

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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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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 …
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 …
Jeff Bell / Wall Street Journal:
43 beats 44, 48% to 42%.  —  This has to hurt: A plurality of respondents in a new Fox News poll “believe the administration of former President George W. Bush was more competent [than] the Obama administration,” the Hill reports.  “Forty-eight percent say the Obama administration is less competent …
New York Times:
Fears for Sergeant's Life Led to Secrecy About Swap, Obama Official Says
Discussion: Washington Post and IMAGINE 2050
TIME:
Behind the Scenes of Bowe Bergdahl's Release
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
The Unraveling  —  How the Obama administration's story on Bowe Bergdahl and the Taliban fell apart  —  Late in the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, Barack Obama strode confidently to a lectern in the White House Rose Garden flanked by the parents of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl …
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Free him, then try him  —  (Uncredited/AP) - In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan.
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
An Anatomy of the Right's Bergdahl Overreach
CNN:
CNN exclusive: Doctor in Senate says Bergdahl was drugged in video
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Scarborough, Todd Erupt over Bergdahl's Dad: 'Don't Criticize the Parents in Here'
Discussion: PJ Media
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
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Peter Baker / New York Times:   Obama Honors Moment of Liberation in Normandy
Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
Obama: They defied every danger
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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.
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.
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,” …
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
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Edward Snowden took less than previously thought, says James Clapper  —  As the intelligence community continues its assessment of the damage caused by Edward Snowden's leaks of secret programs, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says it appears the impact may be less than once feared because …
 
 
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Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press:
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Yahoo! News:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Bowe Bergdahl, Hillary Clinton and his call to national service
Discussion: National Review
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