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ThinkProgress:
Did Sergeant Bergdahl Desert The Army Or Did The Army Desert Him?  —  Vikram J. Singh is Vice President for National Security and International Affairs at the Center for American Progress.  —  The mental health issues of soldiers during our longest period of war are often overlooked.
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 …
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Did John McCain flip-flop on the Bergdahl deal?  —  “Now this idea is for an exchange of prisoners for our American fighting man.  I would be inclined to support such a thing depending on a lot of the details.”  —  “We were never told that there would be an exchange of Sergeant Bergdahl for five Taliban.”
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Dianne Feinstein: No threat to Bergdahl  —  Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said she has not seen any evidence that the Taliban would have killed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if details of an agreement had leaked, contrary to what Obama administration officials have said.
Discussion: Mediaite, Hot Air and The Hill
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
John Podesta: U.S. can monitor detainees released in Bergdahl deal
Discussion: The Hill
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: ‘No evidence’ Bergdahl fraternized with Taliban
The Seattle Times:
Hero's quick thinking likely saved lives at SPU  —  He's described as quiet, gentle, outdoorsy; a young man of deep Christian faith and dedicated student on the cusp of a promising life beyond college.  But by several accounts Thursday, a single word prevailed when describing Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis: hero.
Mushtaq Yusufzai / NBC News:
Freed Taliban Commander Tells Relative He'll Fight Americans Again  —  “Noorullah Noori kept insisting he would go to Afghanistan and fight American forces there,” a Taliban commander told NBC News.
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
The Unraveling  —  How the Obama administration's story …
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 …
WSB-TV:
Deputy shot at Forsyth Co. courthouse  —  FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. —  Cumming police say a Forsyth County deputy was shot at the county courthouse.  —  The shooting happened at Forsyth County Administration Building on East Main Street Friday morning.  Law enforcement sources told Channel …
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Report: Forsyth deputy shot, suspect dead, courthouse evacuated
WTVC-TV:
Man Killed in Accidental Shooting While Driving  —  A family is grieving after a man, who was only a mile away from his home, accidentally shoots himself while driving Wednesday afternoon.  —  49-year-old James McKenzie died from his injuries.  —  NewsChannel 9 has learned that the victim …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Obama And Putin Have Totally Awkward D-Day Encounter  —  Things got awkward when President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin found themselves in close quarters Friday.  —  The leaders were attending a luncheon hosted by French President Francois Hollande after the morning's D-Day ceremonies.
Wall Street Journal:
Schumer Drops by Graduations to Tell Same ‘Loser’ Story  —  New York Senator Often Arrives Unadvertised but Colleges Aren't Complaining; 'It's a Tradition'  —  New York Sen. Chuck Schumer likes to show up unannounced at college commencements in the state, and he often tells this story about the summer after he graduated from Harvard.
Michael Peck / The National Interest:
Five Ways D-Day Could Have Been a Disaster  —  With hindsight, it is easy to assume that by 1944, the Third Reich was doomed.  It could have all gone very wrong.  —  General Dwight D. Eisenhower's face was grim but composed as he read a short message to the assembled group of reporters on the morning of June 7, 1944.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and Power Line
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New York Times:
Memories From Normandy
Discussion: Daily Kos
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Dem donor John Morgan blasts ‘irrelevant...irritant’ DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over RX pot  —  Major Democratic donor John Morgan blasted the national party's chair, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as an “irritant” who is becoming “irrelevant” after she voiced concerns …
Discussion: TPNN and Washington Free Beacon
CNN:
The groups that have Hillary's back  —  Washington (CNN) - It's a daily war of words playing out on multiple battlefields from the cable news networks to social media - pro-Republican groups criticize Hillary Clinton.  —  The fire is quickly returned by pro-Democratic groups that defend …
George R.R. Martin / Prizeo:
WIN A WOLF SANCTUARY TOUR AND HELICOPTER RIDE WITH  —  SUPPORT WILD SPIRIT AND FOOD DEPOT … 59 DAYS TO GO  —  $173,635  —  GEORGE R.R. MARTIN  —  THE PRIZE  —  It's George R.R. Martin, and I'm here to raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe.
BBC:
D-Day: Hove veteran disappears for Normandy trip  —  Staff had not been able to get Bernard Jordan on to an accredited tour to Normandy, but he made his own way there  —  An 89-year-old WW2 veteran disappeared from his nursing home without saying where he was going and went to France for the D-Day commemorations.
Discussion: WAMC and Hullabaloo
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.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Brooklyn Will Vie to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention, de Blasio Says  —  Brooklyn, a nexus of the new Democratic left that has morphed from working-class enclave to a gritty, global arbiter of cool, will vie to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City said on Friday.
Discussion: OnPolitics and Washington Post
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,” …
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Inside the Implosion of GOProud, the Right's Most Notorious Pro-Gay Group  —  GOProud was the loudest gay voice on the political right.  They were the talk of Republican circles—and not all of it nice.  Then it all fell apart.  —  There was a time when GOProud was the loudest gay voice on the political right.
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
No immigration in GOP's June plans  —  The White House held off any action on deportations because it wants to give House Republicans time to act on immigration reform.  —  That's not going to happen - at least in the month of June.  —  In a memo dated Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor …
Discussion: The Hill and ThinkProgress
Bill McBride / Calculated Risk:
May Employment Report: 217,000 Jobs, 6.3% Unemployment Rate  —  From the BLS: … Click on graph for larger image.  —  The headline number was at expectations of 213,000 payroll jobs added.  —  The first graph shows the job losses from the start of the employment recession …
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: CNN, Wall Street Journal and ABC News
 
 
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