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1:45 PM 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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John Parkinson / ABC News:
Hagel Made Final Call on Bergdahl Swap, Congress Told  —  Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - not President Obama - executed the administration's final call to proceed with the prisoner exchange of five ranking Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, administration officials told Congress today in a classified briefing today.
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Obama Administration: Bergdahl Was Chuck Hagel's Call
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 …
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Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Why Hillary Clinton Wouldn't Attack Palin ‘For Being A Woman’
Discussion: ABC News, Talking Points Memo and CNN
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Clinton defends, clarifies debt remarks
Frank James / NPR:
Hillary Clinton: I Helped Restore U.S. Leadership In The World
Julie Beck / The Atlantic Online:   What's Missing From Hillary's Iraq Apology
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.
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Hayes Brown / ThinkProgress:
One Of The World's Scariest Terrorist Groups Now Controls Major City In Iraq  —  ISIS fighters in Fallujah, the first city the group captured  —  A terrorist group that al Qaeda has deemed too radical and unpredictable now controls the second largest city in Iraq as of Tuesday …
Associated Press:
Militants overrun parts of key Iraqi city of Mosul
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 …
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Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Why Is the American Far Right More Violent Than the American Far Left?  —  Between September 11, 2001 and March 2014, right-wing extremists killed 34 people in America.  If you count the three Jewish community members Frazier Glenn Cross killed in Kansas City before screaming “Heil Hitler” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CNN
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Dems ratchet up push for expansion (yup) of Social Security  —  The idea has long remained outside the boundaries of acceptable Beltway discourse, but more and more Dems are coming around to it: Instead of getting drawn onto GOP austerity turf — into a debate …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Eschaton
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New York Times:
Democrats See Winning Issue in Carbon Plan
Discussion: Reuters and ABC News
KOIN-TV:
Sheriff's Office: Shooter dead at Troutdale school  —  TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A gunman and one Reynolds High School student are confirmed dead following a shooting inside the Troutdale school.  —  Law enforcement officials offered few other details concerning the shooting during a 10 a.m. media update.
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 …
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
Politico:
New poll gives McDaniel 6-point lead in runoff — Rangel touts Bill Clinton endorsement on new mailer — Ernst up 5 in post-primary Vox Populi poll — Graham debates GOP challengers in S.C.  —  With help from Elizabeth Titus, Alex Isenstadt, James Hohmann and Tarini Parti
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
The Latest Tea Party Piñata  —  About three weeks ago, Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Texas who is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave a speech to the Heritage Foundation.  Hensarling is a Tea Party favorite.  His core view is that better government …
Discussion: The Mahablog
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
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 …
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CNN:   ‘Friendly fire’ kills five American service members in Afghanistan
 
 
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