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3:20 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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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 …
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?  —  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  —  MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell appeared visibly irritated with State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday amid her efforts to suggest the Osama bin Laden raid serves as a precedent for a national security matter …
Dana Hughes / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Calls Benghazi Scrutiny ‘More of a Reason to Run’ in 2016 … In an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton said she views the criticism over her role in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate Benghazi, Libya as “more of a reason to” — rather than not to — run for president in 2016.
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Jake Tapper / The Lead with Jake Tapper:
In Benghazi chapter, Clinton says Marines were in Tripoli  —  (CNN) - Discussing the most controversial part of her tenure at the State Department in her new book, “Hard Choices” - the attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012 …
Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Clintons Were ‘Dead Broke’ After Leaving White House
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Facebook Posts Reveal Vegas Shooter Thought Bundy Ranch Was ‘Start Of Revolution’  —  The couple who allegedly shot and killed two Las Vegas police officers and then killed another person Sunday before killing themselves have been identified as Jerad and Amanda Miller, according to multiple news reports.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Ian Lovett / New York Times:
Antigovernment Obsession Preceded a Deadly Attack  —  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.
Brian Nordli / Las Vegas Sun News:
Neighbors: Couple suspected in Las Vegas killing spree vowed to commit ‘next Columbine’
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: NPR and Talking Points Memo
Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
The ‘Short Suit’ Is Finally Going Mainstream  —  Retailers are starting to push a new trend in menswear: the short suit.  —  The ensemble looks like a regular suit from the waist up, with a sport coat over a button-down shirt and sometimes a tie or bowtie.  Instead of trousers, however, the suit's bottoms are cropped at the knee.
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
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid >>:
Harry And Landra Reid To Move To Las Vegas Area  —  Harry and Landra Reid will move closer to children and grandchildren in Las Vegas  —  They will sell Searchlight property that their home is on to allow development  —  Harry and Landra Reid will continue to own other Searchlight property
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News 3 KSNV:
Reid sells Searchlight home to mining company
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.
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:
Wisconsin Clerks Reverse on Gay Marriage Licenses  —  Some Wisconsin county clerks who initially said they would not issue marriage licenses to gay couples are doing so after couples insisted they would not be turned away.  —  Clerks in Appleton and Green Bay began accepting applications for licenses late Monday morning.
Discussion: Dallas Voice and Althouse
Dan Savage / The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper:
About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago  —  Let's play let's pretend, shall we?  (I realize we played let's pretend earlier this week, Slog, but indulge me.)  —  Let's pretend that I'm standing in line at Starbucks with a straight friend and we're having an animated conversation.
Paul Starr / American Prospect:
The Three Curses Faced By Democrats — And How to Lift Them  —  The Democrats are now cursed in three ways that they can overcome only with a new boldness and determination.  —  Ever since the mid-1990s, we have been writing at The American Prospect about an “emerging Democratic majority” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Elianayjohnson / National Review:
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Washington Redskins hire lobbyist
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Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Clinton: We were ‘dead broke’ after WH
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
NY Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Demonstrating How To Use Gun
Discussion: Times Herald-Record
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Michael Wolff / USA Today:
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