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4:05 PM ET, June 9, 2014


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Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Clintons Were ‘Dead Broke’ After Leaving White House … 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.”
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
The Cynical Strategy Behind Obama and Hillary's Marriage of Convenience  —  So far, we know that Hillary Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, catalogues the following disagreements with her former boss, Barack Obama: She favored arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, keeping Hosni Mubarak in power longer …
Discussion: Politico, Hullabaloo, The Dish and ABC News
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Clinton: We were ‘dead broke’ after WH
Discussion: Capitol Report and Liberaland
Jake Tapper / The Lead with Jake Tapper:
In Benghazi chapter, Clinton says Marines were in Tripoli
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's book tour: What to look for
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Clinton's Obama challenge
Discussion: BuzzFeed and The Hill
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
By REVIEW-JOURNAL STAFF  —  Two Las Vegas police officers were killed Sunday in what appears to be a politically motivated ambush in a pizza restaurant that spilled over to a nearby Wal-Mart, where the two shooters committed suicide after killing a woman in the store.
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.
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.
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 …
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Amid firestorm of criticism, Puckett won't take tobacco commission job
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid >>:
Harry And Landra Reid To Move To Las Vegas Area  —  Harry and Landra Reid will move closer to children and grandchildren in Las Vegas  —  They will sell Searchlight property that their home is on to allow development  —  Harry and Landra Reid will continue to own other Searchlight property
News 3 KSNV:
Reid sells Searchlight home to mining company
Ron Fournier /
'I've Had Enough:' When Democrats Quit on Obama  —  Bergdahl swap is latest last straw for top Democrats frustrated with president's leadership.  —  The email hit my in-box at 9:41 p.m. last Wednesday.  From one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, a close adviser to the White House …
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 …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
FiveThirtyEight Senate Forecast: Toss-Up or Tilt GOP?  —  We last issued a U.S. Senate forecast in mid-March.  Not a lot has changed since then.  —  The Senate playing field remains fairly broad.  There are 10 races where we give each party at least a 20 percent chance of winning,1 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Power Line
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Congressman: ‘Foolish’ To Think Humans Can Cause Climate Change (VIDEO)  —  Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) said Monday that it is “foolish” to believe humans can cause climate change.  —  MSNBC host Richard Lui had asked Miller if he thought messaging against man-made climate change …
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.
Dan Savage / The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper:
About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago  —  Let's play let's pretend, shall we?  (I realize we played let's pretend earlier this week, Slog, but indulge me.)  —  Let's pretend that I'm standing in line at Starbucks with a straight friend and we're having an animated conversation.
Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
The ‘Short Suit’ Is Finally Going Mainstream  —  Retailers are starting to push a new trend in menswear: the short suit.  —  The ensemble looks like a regular suit from the waist up, with a sport coat over a button-down shirt and sometimes a tie or bowtie.  Instead of trousers, however, the suit's bottoms are cropped at the knee.
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Can these faces save CNN?  —  How to fix CNN is one of those enduring media puzzles that just might, it sometime seems, nag forever at true news believers.  Shouldn't there be a way to create strong, intelligent, informative news that a significant audience might find compelling?
Discussion: Politico and TVNewser
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 …
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Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian:
Michael Schaffer Named Editor of Washingtonian
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Andrea Mitchell not buying State Dept.'s spin on Bergdahl Swap
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Ed Driscoll
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senate Candidate's Husband Called Hillary Clinton “A Hag” On Facebook
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Has Taken Almost Zero Interest In Kentucky's Hugely Successful Obamacare Exchange
Discussion: Daily Kos
Paul Starr / American Prospect:
The Three Curses Faced By Democrats — And How to Lift Them
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
NY Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Demonstrating How To Use Gun
Discussion: Times Herald-Record
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Meanwhile, On the Health Front
Discussion: EconLog and Cafe Hayek
 Earlier Items: 
Laura Ungar / USA Today:
More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare
Joanne Moudy /
Armed & Dangerous: The Terrorism of the LGBT Radicals
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
War Gear Flows to Police Departments
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Cowed GOP leaders run from immigration reform
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rhodes Cook / Politico:
Will Obama ever be popular again?