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7:35 PM ET, June 9, 2014


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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 …
Gregory Korte / Associated Press:
USA TODAY poll: Obama mishandled Bergdahl exchange  —  WASHINGTON — Public opposition to the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has less to do with Bergdahl himself and more with how President Obama handled the transfer, according to a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Public Has Doubts about Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange  —  But Most Say U.S. Should Do All It Can to Return Captive Troops  —  The prisoner exchange that freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in Afghanistan gets a more negative than positive reaction from the public.
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Andrea Mitchell not buying State Dept.'s spin on Bergdahl Swap  —  MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell appeared visibly irritated with State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday amid her efforts to suggest the Osama bin Laden raid serves as a precedent for a national security matter …
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
Dana Hughes / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Calls Benghazi Scrutiny ‘More of a Reason to Run’ in 2016
Discussion: Weekly Standard, PoliticusUSA and CNN
CNN's GUT CHECK for June 9, 2014
Discussion: ABC News and National Review
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.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Facebook Posts Reveal Vegas Shooter Thought Bundy Ranch Was ‘Start Of Revolution’
Discussion: Liberaland
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Amid firestorm of criticism, Puckett won't take tobacco commission job  —  RICHMOND — Amid a firestorm of criticism regarding his resignation from the Virginia Senate, Democrat Phillip P. Puckett is withdrawing his name from consideration for a job with the state tobacco commission …
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.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Republican Senate Candidate's Husband Called Hillary Clinton “A Hag” On Facebook  —  “Truly,” the husband of Iowa state Senator Joni Ernst noted.  —  WASHINGTON — Last year, the husband of Iowa Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst, her party's nominee for Senate made his opinion known about Hillary Clinton on Facebook.
Discussion: Politico
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Iowa GOP Senate Candidate's Husband Called Hillary Clinton A ‘Hag’
Discussion: Shakesville
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
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 …
Associated Press:
Wisconsin Clerks Reverse on Gay Marriage Licenses  —  Some Wisconsin county clerks who initially said they would not issue marriage licenses to gay couples are doing so after couples insisted they would not be turned away.  —  Clerks in Appleton and Green Bay began accepting applications for licenses late Monday morning.
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Obama makes a Starbucks run  —  Washington (CNN) - The afternoon coffee run - it's a must for office workers worldwide, including, apparently, President Barack Obama.  —  At around 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday, the commander-in-chief - with little warning to his aides, security detail or the press …
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 …
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.
Paul Starr / American Prospect:
The Three Curses Faced By Democrats — And How to Lift Them  —  The Democrats are now cursed in three ways that they can overcome only with a new boldness and determination.  —  Ever since the mid-1990s, we have been writing at The American Prospect about an “emerging Democratic majority” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
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Elianayjohnson / National Review:
Report: IRS Sent Database Containing Confidential Taxpayer Information to FBI
Discussion: Hot Air
The White House:
FACTSHEET: Making Student Loans More Affordable
Jake Tapper / CNN:
(CNN) — Much attention has been given to the claim made by the …
Discussion: National Review and RedState
Byron Tau / Politico:
Washington Redskins hire lobbyist
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Washingtonian
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Cybercrime costs $575 billion a year, $100 billion to US
Discussion: The Week
Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian:
Michael Schaffer Named Editor of Washingtonian
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Clinton: We were ‘dead broke’ after WH
Discussion: Capitol Report
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
McConnell Has Taken Almost Zero Interest In Kentucky's Hugely Successful Obamacare Exchange
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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
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Can these faces save CNN?
Discussion: TVNewser and Politico
Joanne Moudy /
Armed & Dangerous: The Terrorism of the LGBT Radicals
Discussion: Right Wing Watch