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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 …
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.”
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Free him, then try him  —  (Uncredited/AP) - In this image taken …
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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.
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.
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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.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
President Obama ‘more optimistic’ after Vladimir Putin meeting
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
George R.R. Martin / Prizeo:
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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 …
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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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.
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 …
 
 
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Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Tony Perkins Says Gay Rights Advocates Want Anti-Christian Holocaust, Will ‘Start Rolling Out The Boxcars’
Washington Post:
Half of Americans say gay marriage is a constitutional right
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Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Inside the Implosion of GOProud, the Right's Most Notorious Pro-Gay Group
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Watch Barack Obama in 2008 — 'I've been adamant about not negotiating with Hamas'
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Tea Party Group Flips To Attacking ‘Liberal’ MS Dem Before Runoff
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