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11:55 AM ET, June 9, 2014


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Michael Quine / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police  —  Two Metro officers shot in northeast Las Vegas identified Two Las Vegas police officers were killed Sunday in an apparent ambush attack in a pizza restaurant that spilled over to a nearby Walmart store …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Neighbors: Las Vegas Shooters Bragged About Taking Part In Bundy Standoff  —  Neighbors of the couple who ambushed two police officers Sunday in Las Vegas told local newspapers the pair had bragged about spending time at Cliven Bundy's ranch during the standoff with the federal government earlier this year.
Brian Nordli / Las Vegas Sun News:
Neighbors: Couple suspected in Las Vegas killing spree vowed to commit ‘next Columbine’  —  Hours after a man and woman killed two police officers at an east Las Vegas pizza restaurant and then gunned down another victim at a nearby Wal-Mart before killing themselves, a picture of the shooters began to emerge.
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Mediaite and Gawker
Fox News:
Police reportedly probe white supremacist link to Las Vegas shootings
Discussion: Fox News Insider
Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Defends High-Dollar Speaking Fees … Hillary Clinton defended the millions of dollars she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have earned giving paid speeches since leaving public office in an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer ahead of Tuesday's release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”
Maggie Haberman / Politico:   Clinton's Obama challenge
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
What to watch on the tour
Discussion: ABC News and Business Insider
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Va. lawmaker to resign, paving way for jobs for self, daughter, according to associates  —  RICHMOND — Republicans appear to have outmaneuvered Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a state budget standoff by persuading a Democratic senator to resign his seat, at least temporarily giving the GOP control …
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
GOP Straight Up Bribes Democratic Senator In Effort To Block Obamacare
Discussion: The Raw Story
Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:
Obama Promised to Do 4 Big Things As President.  Now He's Done Them All.  —  It's no longer possible to imagine that historians will look back at his presidency and conclude that not much got accomplished.  —  The conservative view of President Obama has straddled two difficult-to-reconcile portraits.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Interests, Ideology And Climate  —  There are three things we know about man-made global warming.  First, the consequences will be terrible if we don't take quick action to limit carbon emissions.  Second, in pure economic terms the required action shouldn't be hard to take: emission controls …
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Bergdahl's parents got rare access to insiders; data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees  —  The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military's hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences …
Tim Cavanaugh / National Review:
Feinstein Shreds Obama Claims About Bergdahl Deal
Discussion: Betsy's Page and CNN
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence milestone, but academics warn of dangerous future  —  Eugene Goostman, a computer programme pretending to be a young Ukrainian boy, successfully duped enough humans to pass the iconic test
Joanne Moudy /
Armed & Dangerous: The Terrorism of the LGBT Radicals  —  SHARES  —  When the word ‘terrorism’ is used today, most people equate it with Muslim extremists, radical bombings and hijacked aircraft.  But there's another form of terrorism happening right here in America, and the perpetrators …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Cowed GOP leaders run from immigration reform  —  Where does the House Republican leadership stand on immigration reform?  — Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.), said last week he is “not aware” of any Republican plan to get an immigration deal through …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rhodes Cook / Politico:
Will Obama Ever Be Popular Again?  —  History suggests it's a losing battle.  —  Barack Obama has had an unusual presidency, winning election twice with a majority of the vote, yet frequently saddled with a job approval rating below 50 percent.  In fact, only during his “honeymoon” …
New York Times:
Time Inc. to Set a Lonely Course After a Spinoff  —  Sometime late next year Time Inc., the company that all but created the modern magazine business, will leave its home of more than five decades, the Time & Life Building in Rockefeller Center, and head to new quarters in downtown Manhattan.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
FiveThirtyEight Senate Forecast: Toss-Up or Tilt GOP?
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Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
War Gear Flows to Police Departments
Joseph Lawler / Washington Examiner:
Women are having fewer kids, and demographers don't know why
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