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10:50 AM ET, June 7, 2014


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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rand Paul: Let's trade Dems, not Taliban  —  FORT WORTH, Texas — Sen. Rand Paul on Friday likened Democrats to the recently released Taliban detainees at Guantánamo Bay in a speech here at the Texas GOP convention.  —  “Mr. President, you love to trade people,” …
Kathleen Hunter / Bloomberg:
No Evidence of ‘Credible Threat’ to Bergdahl: Feinstein  —  The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said she hasn't been convinced that there was a “credible threat” against the life of freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl that motivated the White House to keep its plans secret from Congress.
Washington Post:
The Bergdahl boomerang: GOP lawmakers who long urged a rescue now sour on the idea
Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
Four Things To Keep In Mind Regarding Bowe Bergdahl
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Dianne Feinstein: No threat to Bergdahl
Discussion: and Hot Air
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
John Podesta: U.S. can monitor detainees released in Bergdahl deal
Discussion: The Hill
Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Federal judge overturns Wisconsin's gay marriage ban  —  Judi Trampf (left) and her partner Katy Heyning speak during a news conference in February by the American Civil Liberties Union about a lawsuit challenging the state's seven-year-old ban on gay marriage.  A federal judge in Madison on Friday overturned the ban.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Ban On Same-Sex Couples' Marriages  —  The judge held off on issuing an injunction stopping enforcement of the ban until at least June 16.  [ Update: Some counties, however, are marrying couples immediately — but the state's attorney general is trying to stop that. ]
Discussion: CNN and ThinkProgress
Dane County Clerk to stay open late after same-sex ruling
Discussion: The Week
Washington Post:
Half of Americans say gay marriage is a constitutional right
Discussion: Guardian, Metro Weekly and Daily Kos
Actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition after six-vehicle accident in New Jersey  —  (CNN) — Actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a six-vehicle accident in New Jersey early Saturday, authorities said.  —  The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and “30 Rock” …
Chris Good / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton: ‘No Lingering Effects’ From ‘Serious’ Concussion … Hillary Clinton has not experienced any sustained after-effects from the concussion that sidelined her from her work at the State Department in late 2012 and early 2013, the former secretary of state told ABC News' Diane Sawyer …
Discussion: Business Insider
Travis / Uber Blog:
4 Years In  —  We have some exciting news to share this morning.  We have just closed a financing round with some of the leading investors in the world, raising $1.2B of primary capital at a $17B pre-money valuation.  The total raise will be about $1.4B with a second close of strategic investors soon.
Wall Street Journal:
Uber has an uber-valuation of $18.2 billion after securing $1.2 billion in additional funding.
Discussion: WAMC, Engadget and Re/code
Associated Press:
British D-Day vet ditches nursing home for secret trip to Normandy  —  LONDON (AP) — An 89-year old World War II veteran who was reported missing from a nursing home in England has been found in Normandy after traveling to attend D-Day commemorations, police said Friday.
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
American Prospect:
Progressives Win Big In Democratic Congressional Primaries  —  On Tuesday, in competitive primaries from New Jersey to Iowa to California, voters chose bold progressive Democrats over more conservative and corporate Democrats, handing big victories to the “Elizabeth Warren wing” of the Democratic Party.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Was There A Struggle For the Soul of the Democratic Party on June 3?
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
D-Day Interpretive Dance Caps Off Month of Disrespect for Vets  —  If you weren't sure that the Western world's supposed admiration for the sacrifices of military veterans was just lip service, you were privy to a rather definitive confirmation of that fact in the past four weeks.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Brooklyn Will Vie to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention, de Blasio Says  —  Brooklyn, a nexus of the new Democratic left that has morphed from working-class enclave to a gritty, global arbiter of cool, will vie to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City said on Friday.
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Six governments tap Vodafone calls
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Lawfare and Guardian
The White House:
Remarks by President Obama at the 70th Anniversary of D-Day — Omaha Beach, Normandy
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
PA 1st-Grader Accidentally Brings Toy Gun To School, Turns It In, Gets Suspended
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Gateway Pundit
Chan Kyong Park / Agence France-Presse:
North Korea detains third US tourist
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The PJ Tatler
Andy Vuong / Denver Post:
Discussion: TechKnow Bytes, Hot Air and Firedoglake
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Code/red: Yes, Apple's First Wearable Device Is Slated for October
Reihan Salam / Slate:
The New York City mayor's terrible plan to reduce work requirements for recipients of public assistance.
Discussion: National Review
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
No immigration in GOP's June plans
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Peck / The National Interest:
Five Ways D-Day Could Have Been a Disaster
Marc Caputo / Naked Politics:
Dem donor John Morgan blasts ‘irrelevant...irritant’ DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over RX pot
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Inside the Implosion of GOProud, the Right's Most Notorious Pro-Gay Group
Man Killed in Accidental Shooting While Driving