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8:35 AM ET, June 10, 2014

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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Public Has Doubts about Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange  —  But Most Say U.S. Should Do All It Can to Return Captive Troops  —  The prisoner exchange that freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in Afghanistan gets a more negative than positive reaction from the public.
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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.
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
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.
Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
'I've Had Enough:' When Democrats Quit on Obama  —  Bergdahl swap is latest last straw for top Democrats frustrated with president's leadership.  —  The email hit my in-box at 9:41 p.m. last Wednesday.  From one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, a close adviser to the White House …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Did Gitmo Detainees Know of Transfer Before Congress?  —  Did the detainees in Guantanamo Bay know about the transfer of five senior Taliban commanders before members of Congress?  —  Sources with knowledge of the transfer tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD that prisoners at Guantanamo understood …
Discussion: Gulf Times and Hot Air
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Andrea Mitchell not buying State Dept.'s spin on Bergdahl Swap
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Time Warner In Talks About $2.2bn Vice Deal  —  Shane Smith, Vice's co-founder and chief executive  —  Vice Media, the digital group which has mounted an aggressive assault on traditional news providers, is in talks to sell a major stake in itself to Time Warner.
Jonathan Strong / BREITBART.COM:
MICK MULVANEY'S SUMMER OF APOSTASY  —  There's only a few weeks left until the summer recess swallows Congress' legislative agenda for 2014, but a group of key Republicans haven't given up immigration quite yet.  —  Helping guide a secretive effort to informally gauge support for legislative action …
Discussion: Infowars, Vox Popoli and RedState
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 …
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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