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8:30 AM ET, June 9, 2014


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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's book tour: What to look for  —  The first phase of Hillary Clinton's book bonanza — the chase to find out what's in it — is over.  Now comes the stagecraft.  —  Clinton begins a frenetic, weeks-long round of interviews and public appearances to promote her State Department memoir …
Discussion: ABC News
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.”
The Hill:
Obama, Clinton start '16 dance  —  President Obama and Hillary Clinton have begun a delicate dance to 2016.  —  As the former Secretary of State edges toward a presidential run, she is putting some daylight between herself and the man she would succeed, on issues ranging from the release of Bowe Bergdahl to the civil war in Syria.
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Chris Good / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Reveals 2016 Timetable, Won't Say Whether She'll Testify On Benghazi
Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Your Introduction to a Full Week of Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
Natalie Cullen / 8 News NOW:
Dead police officers identified  —  LAS VEGAS — The two Metro Police officers killed while they ate lunch Sunday have been identified as Officers Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32, Metro Police said.  —  The two were shot at a pizza restaurant Sunday near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.
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 …
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
As Bowe Bergdahl Heals, Details Emerge of His Captivity  —  WASHINGTON — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told medical officials that his captors locked him in a metal cage in total darkness for weeks at a time as punishment for trying to escape, and while military doctors say he now is physically able …
Tim Cavanaugh / National Review:
Feinstein Shreds Obama Claims About Bergdahl Deal
Discussion: CNN
Wall Street Journal:
Bergdahl Has Declined to Speak to Family
Discussion: Blazing Cat Fur and Mediaite
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
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 …
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” …
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 …
NY Daily News:
The incredible shrinking President  —  Hour by hour he gets smaller and smaller!  —  It wasn't supposed to be like this.  —  Less than two years after voters gave President Barack Obama a strong mandate for a second term, the White House is struggling against perceptions that it is losing its grip.
Discussion: Instapundit
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Joseph Lawler / Washington Examiner:
Women are having fewer kids, and demographers don't know why
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Doug Saunders / Globe and Mail:
Vladimir Putin's fifth column in the West
Discussion: American Thinker
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Obama to free Gitmo terrorist ‘because he took up yoga’
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
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Frank Bruni / New York Times:
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Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
New York Times:
Starting Out Behind  —  Today's young people, ages 18 to 24 …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Washington Post:
How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and The Verge