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9:45 PM ET, June 7, 2014


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Vince Lattanzio / Philadelphia News …:
Tracy Morgan Critically Hurt in NJ Turnpike Crash  —  Actor and comedian had a stand up gig at Delaware casino on Friday night  —  Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in intensive care following a limo bus crash along the New Jersey Turnpike, state police say.
Stephanpastis / Pearls Before Swine:
Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page?  Well, He Just Did.  —  Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning.  —  He is legendary.  He is reclusive.  And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence.
Billionaire Heir Sentenced To Four Months In Jail For Sexually Assaulting His Stepdaughter  —  A Wisconsin billionaire pled guilty to sexual assault of his stepdaughter, but was only sentenced to four months in jail on Friday.  Samuel Curtis Johnson III, heir to the SC Johnson cleaning supplies empire …
David Lat / Above the Law:
Benchslap Of The Day: The D.C. Circuit Calls Out A Top Law School Professor  —  Petitioner's brief, unfortunately, was laden with obscure acronyms notwithstanding the admonitions in our handbook (and on our website) to avoid uncommon acronyms.  Since the brief was signed by a faculty member …
Discussion: Washington Post
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Feinstein: CIA to finish declassifying Senate report by July 4  —  The CIA is close to finishing its review of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques and hopes to have it ready by July 4, Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The Times of Israel:
Netanyahu ‘loathes’ Obama, Israel's opposition leader charges  —  PM's hostility to president is 'endangering Israel's security,' claims Labor's Isaac Herzog, in rare confirmation of long-rumored strained ties between ‘Bibi’ and ‘Barack’  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “loathes” …
Washington Post:
The Bergdahl boomerang: GOP lawmakers who long urged a rescue now sour on the idea  —  Rep. Richard B. Nugent (R-Fla.), a lawmaker whose three sons have served in the military, made the case of captive soldier Bowe Bergdahl a personal cause.  Nugent delivered speeches about Bergdahl on the House floor.
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Official: Bergdahl Details Don't Add Up
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Hot Air
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?
Discussion: TIME
Greg Miller / Wired:
Vintage Chemistry Sets Show We Used to Be Way More Chill About Chemicals  —  In their mid-20th century heyday, chemistry sets inspired kids to grow up to be scientists.  Intel founder Gordon Moore, for example, credits a chemistry set with sparking his lifelong interest in science …
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
6 Cities Competing for 2016 Democratic Convention  —  New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton's political base, and two cities in presidential battleground Ohio are among the six cities under consideration for the 2016 Democratic National Committee, officials announced Saturday.
Discussion: CNN
Ryan Koronowski / ThinkProgress:
Three Ways Climate Change Is Going To Ruin Your Beer  —  Water is beer's primary ingredient, and brewers are worried about having enough.  —  In 2011, it took brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Inbev 3.5 barrels of water to produce 1 barrel of beer.  Due to concerns over drought and shrinking water supplies …
Discussion: Liberaland and Houston Chronicle
Natalie Kitroeff / New York Times:
Student Loans Make it Hard to Rent or Buy a Home  —  For young people, moving to New York City hasn't made much mathematical sense for decades.  The jobs don't pay enough, the internships don't pay at all, and the rents are prohibitive by any sane standard.
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Eschaton
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Koch brothers donate $25 million to United Negro College Fund  —  The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, known best for shepherding big money to conservative causes and candidates, have given a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund, the organization announced Friday.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Was There A Struggle For the Soul of the Democratic Party on June 3?  —  With all the attention Republicans have been receiving—including here at PA—for their primaries this cycle, Democrats probably deserve a little equal time.  At the Prospect today, Progressive Change Campaign Committee …
American Prospect:   Progressives Win Big In Democratic Congressional Primaries
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