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9:50 AM ET, June 6, 2014

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Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in 2010, secret documents show  —  U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis …
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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 …
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 …
Jeff Bell / Wall Street Journal:
43 beats 44, 48% to 42%.  —  This has to hurt: A plurality of respondents in a new Fox News poll “believe the administration of former President George W. Bush was more competent [than] the Obama administration,” the Hill reports.  “Forty-eight percent say the Obama administration is less competent …
David Conti / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
In Pittsburgh, Leon Panetta questions prisoner swap with Taliban
Discussion: National Review and New York Times
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Democrats Are Weary in Wake of Bergdahl Case
TIME:
Behind the Scenes of Bowe Bergdahl's Release
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
The Unraveling  —  How the Obama administration's story on Bowe Bergdahl and the Taliban fell apart  —  Late in the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, Barack Obama strode confidently to a lectern in the White House Rose Garden flanked by the parents of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl …
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Free him, then try him  —  (Uncredited/AP) - In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan.
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
An Anatomy of the Right's Bergdahl Overreach
CNN:
CNN exclusive: Doctor in Senate says Bergdahl was drugged in video
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Scarborough, Todd Erupt over Bergdahl's Dad: 'Don't Criticize the Parents in Here'
Discussion: PJ Media
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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Peter Baker / New York Times:   Obama Honors Moment of Liberation in Normandy
Laura Smith-Spark / CNN:
Obama: They defied every danger
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
New York Times:
It's Not Too Soon to Pay Attention to Senate Polling  —  Just five months until November's midterm elections and already early polling results have countered some expectations.  In Arkansas, the Democrat Mark Pryor is showing surprising strength in a red state, and in North Carolina …
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Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Primary Winner: Poll Averages Prove More Accurate  —  For all the focus on Republican infighting this primary season, one quiet winner has emerged from these intraparty contests: public-opinion polls.  —  Individual survey results have been all over the map in primary after primary …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
KIRO-TV:
Seattle Pacific University shooting: Multiple victims, 2 shooters  —  Quick Facts:  — At least six people shot at Seattle Pacific University.  — At least one suspect in custody.  Police initially said two.  — School is about 10 min. from downtown Seattle with about 4,000 students.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Climate Domino  —  Maybe it's me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused.  I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels.
CNN:
70 years later, D-Day vet Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin jumps again  —  Normandy, France (CNN) — Jim “Pee Wee” Martin acted like he'd been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log.  —  Maybe that's because he had — 70 years ago.  —  “I'm feeling fine,” …
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.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
 
 
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