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9:30 AM ET, June 10, 2014

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CBS News:
How do Americans view the Bergdahl swap?  —  Shares -  —  Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45% of Americans disapprove of the deal that saw him released in exchange for five Taliban militants, while 37% approve of it.
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Gregory Korte / Associated Press:
USA TODAY poll: Obama mishandled Bergdahl exchange  —  WASHINGTON — Public opposition to the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has less to do with Bergdahl himself and more with how President Obama handled the transfer, according to a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll.
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Did Gitmo Detainees Know of Transfer Before Congress?
Discussion: Gulf Times and Hot Air
Chris Good / ABC News:
The Hillary Clinton Interview: 21 Revealing Quotes … Hillary Clinton sat down with ABC's Diane Sawyer for an exclusive, wide-ranging interview, coinciding with the release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”  In it, Clinton weighed in on everything from her 2016 timetable to Benghazi …
Discussion: Guardian
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CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for June 9, 2014
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New York Times:
Democrats See Winning Issue in Carbon Plan  —  WASHINGTON — He is a Democrat in a marquee Senate race, pressed by a strong Republican in a state with a challenging political environment.  So when a new proposal to limit power plant emissions was seen as posing a threat to allies of the Obama administration …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Andrea Mitchell not buying State Dept.'s spin on Bergdahl Swap
CNN:
‘Friendly fire’ kills five American service members in Afghanistan  —  Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet called in to help ward off a Taliban attack mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Azam Ahmed / New York Times:
‘Friendly Fire’ Strike Kills 5 Special Operations Soldiers in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Five American Special Operations service members and at least one Afghan soldier were killed when a coalition aircraft accidentally unleashed an airstrike on their position in southern Afghanistan …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Republicans' gagging hypocrisy  —  The Republican-led House will reach a dubious milestone this week: It will enter the record books as the most gagged in American history.  —  The House Rules Committee on Tuesday plans to approve two more “closed rules” for debate — a procedure …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
John Aloysius Farrell / Politico:
Yes, Nixon Scuttled the Vietnam Peace Talks  —  It's been rumored for years.  Now we have real proof.  —  Did Richard Nixon's campaign conspire to scuttle the Vietnam War peace talks on the eve of the 1968 election to capture him the presidency?  — Cruz country  — Clinton's Obama challenge
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Regulators wreck Uber innovation: Column  —  Ride-share services benefit consumers, but the taxi commission doesn't want to give us a good deal.  —  The regulatory knives are out for Uber and Lyft, two ride-sharing services that make life easier for consumers and provide employment opportunities in a stagnant economy.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Ian Lovett / New York Times:
Antigovernment Obsession Preceded Las Vegas Shootings  —  LAS VEGAS — Before 6 on Sunday morning, just hours before they killed two police officers and a civilian in a display of antigovernment violence, Jerad and Amanda Miller left their two beloved cats with Kelley Fielder, the next-door neighbor with whom they had been staying.
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Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Facebook Posts Reveal Vegas Shooter Thought Bundy Ranch Was ‘Start Of Revolution’
Discussion: Liberaland
New York Times:
More Voting Games in Ohio  —  Someday, after they figure out how to appeal to a broader swath of the electorate, Republicans will probably be embarrassed by how much time they have spent making it harder for Americans to vote.  For now, though, the beat just goes on.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
Amanda Kooser / CNET:
Bulletproof blanket seeks to shield kids during school shootings  —  The bright orange bulletproof Bodyguard Blanket is geared at protecting kids from danger during school shootings or natural disasters.  —  Bodyguard Blankets deployed during a tornado drill.  —  ProTecht
Discussion: CBS Houston and The Raw Story
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
How much does right-wing rhetoric contribute to right-wing terrorism?  —  Yesterday, a man and a woman shot two police officers in a Las Vegas restaurant after saying, “this is a revolution.”  Then they draped their bodies in a Gadsden flag.  According to reports now coming in, the couple …
Washington Post:
Insurgents seize Iraqi city of Mosul as troops flee  —  BEIRUT — Insurgents seized control early Tuesday of most of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, including the provincial government headquarters, offering a powerful demonstration of the mounting threat posed by extremists to Iraq's teetering stability.
Discussion: CBS News, Business Insider and Hot Air
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Amid firestorm of criticism, Puckett won't take tobacco commission job  —  RICHMOND — Amid a firestorm of criticism regarding his resignation from the Virginia Senate, Democrat Phillip P. Puckett is withdrawing his name from consideration for a job with the state tobacco commission …
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Jim Nolan / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Norment will try to act on budget; tobacco panel cancels meeting on Puckett job
Discussion: WAMC and Talking Points Memo
Associated Press:
Christie touring country, reviving 2016 prospects  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Christie is plunging into what amounts to a cross-country revival tour, looking to recover from a clumsy political scandal and reclaim his place as a promising Republican presidential prospect.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senate Candidate's Husband Called Hillary Clinton “A Hag” On Facebook  —  “Truly,” the husband of Iowa state Senator Joni Ernst noted.  —  WASHINGTON — Last year, the husband of Iowa Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst, her party's nominee for Senate made his opinion known about Hillary Clinton on Facebook.
Discussion: Politico
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Iowa GOP Senate Candidate's Husband Called Hillary Clinton A ‘Hag’
Discussion: Shakesville
 
 
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