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11:40 AM ET, June 8, 2014


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Chris Good / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Reveals 2016 Timetable, Won't Say Whether She'll Testify On Benghazi … Hillary Clinton wants more time through the end of the year to think about whether she'll run for president in 2016, the former secretary of state told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview in advance …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Clinton's book sets foundation for 2016 run  —  Are you ready for Hillary?  If not, this is a week to turn off the television, put aside your morning paper, get off the Internet, never look at your Twitter feed, avoid Facebook and stay out of bookstores.  —  Even then you probably won't be able …
Discussion: New York Times and Politico
Washington Post:
How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution  —  The pair of education advocates had a big idea, a new approach to transform every public-school classroom in America.  By early 2008, many of the nation's top politicians and education leaders had lined up in support.  —  But that wasn't enough.
Tony Cook / The Indianapolis Star, Indystar:
Richard Mourdock says nation going way of Hitler's Nazi Germany  —  FORT WAYNE - Reaction ranged from anger to shock to befuddlement after Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock compared the nation's direction to Hitler's Nazi Germany during a farewell speech at the Indiana Republican Convention on Saturday.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Dear Millennials, We're Sorry  —  AMONG Americans age 40 and older, there's a pastime more popular than football, Candy Crush or HBO.  —  It's bashing millennials.  —  Oh, the hours of fun we have, marveling at their self-fascination and gaping at their sense of entitlement!
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
Kerry: ‘Offensive’ to leave an American behind  —  Secretary of State John Kerry is defending President Barack Obama's prisoner swap, saying it would be “offensive and incomprehensible” to consciously leave behind an U.S. soldier.  —  In an interview aired Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union …
Discussion: CNN
New York Times:
Starting Out Behind  —  Today's young people, ages 18 to 24, should have been the lucky ones.  They were preteens or teenagers when the recession hit in late 2007, with high school and college still ahead.  Unlike those who had to enter the work force in the depths of the downturn …
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.
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
When Will Fury Start to Grow Over Growing Fury?  —  The White House, says the LA Times for the third straight day, is facing “growing fury” over L'Affaire Bergdahl.  How many times have I read a headline like this over the past few years.  Dozens?  Hundreds?  —  Hard to say.
Perla Trevizo / Arizona Daily Star:
Condition ‘good, improving’ of hundreds of Central American minors held in Nogales  —  About 750 immigrant children were being held at a detention center in Nogales as of Saturday, officials said, the result of an influx of border crossers in South Texas that has the federal government scrambling to keep up.
Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president, cool reception from West  —  (Reuters) - Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt on Sunday in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies concerned by a crackdown on dissent since he ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi last year.
Discussion: Liberaland
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Francis Fukuyama / Wall Street Journal:
Twenty-five years after Tiananmen Square and the Berlin Wall's fall, liberal democracy still has no real competitors
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Eric Niiler / Discovery News:
Neurotic Robots Act More Human
Discussion: The Raw Story
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David Lat / Above the Law:
Benchslap Of The Day: The D.C. Circuit Calls Out A Top Law School Professor
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Discussion: Washington Monthly
Natalie Kitroeff / New York Times:
Student Loans Make it Hard to Rent or Buy a Home