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5:10 PM ET, June 10, 2014


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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
ABC News's Diane Sawyer destroys Hillary Rodham Clinton on Benghazi  —  A standard defense for Hillary Rodham Clinton when facing questions about Benghazi, Libya, has been to cite her commissioning of a report from the State Department's Accountability Review Board (ARB) …
Discussion: Power Line and The Huffington Post
Chris Good / ABC News:
The Hillary Clinton Interview: 21 Revealing Quotes
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Why Hillary Clinton Wouldn't Attack Palin ‘For Being A Woman’
Discussion: ABC News, Talking Points Memo and CNN
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Clinton defends, clarifies debt remarks
Washington Post:
One way to end violence against women?  Married dads.  —  The data show that #yesallwomen would be safer with fewer boyfriends around their kids.  —  The dramatic social media response to the UC-Santa Barbara shooting, captured by the hashtag #YesAllWomen, underlined an important and unpleasant truth …
CBS News:
How do Americans view the Bergdahl swap?  —  Shares -  —  Just over a week after U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban, a CBS News Poll shows 45% of Americans disapprove of the deal that saw him released in exchange for five Taliban militants, while 37% approve of it.
Philip Ewing / Politico:
Pentagon: No ransom for Bergdahl
Student, shooter dead at Reynolds High School  —  TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A gunman and one Reynolds High School student are confirmed dead following a Tuesday morning shooting inside the Troutdale school.  —  Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said during a noon update …
Student, suspect killed at Oregon school  —  (CNN) — When the shooting started at her high school near Portland, Oregon, early Tuesday, student Jaimie Infante didn't recognize the sound of the gunshot.  —  She thought maybe somebody had dropped a book.  —  In reality, a lone gunman …
Iraq police: Militant gunmen free up to 1,000 in Mosul prison break
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
California Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional  —  LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that teacher tenure laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education, a decision that hands teachers' unions a major defeat in a landmark case …
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
Stephanie Simon / Politico:
Huge loss for teachers unions in California case
Discussion: Diane Ravitch's blog
Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
Why Is the American Far Right More Violent Than the American Far Left?  —  Between September 11, 2001 and March 2014, right-wing extremists killed 34 people in America.  If you count the three Jewish community members Frazier Glenn Cross killed in Kansas City before screaming “Heil Hitler” …
Discussion: CNN and Washington Monthly
Michael Scherer / TIME:
Hillary Clinton Avoids Hard Choices in Hard Choices  —  It reads like—and is—a political campaign book  —  The first thing to get out of the way is this: Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2016, even if she says on Page 595 of her new book, Hard Choices, “I haven't decided yet.”
Discussion: OnPolitics
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Book Signing Has Air of a Campaign Event
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Mediaite
New poll gives McDaniel 6-point lead in runoff — Rangel touts Bill Clinton endorsement on new mailer — Ernst up 5 in post-primary Vox Populi poll — Graham debates GOP challengers in S.C.  —  With help from Elizabeth Titus, Alex Isenstadt, James Hohmann and Tarini Parti
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Monthly
Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Lindsey Graham's Tea Party Teflon
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
How The Worst Political State In The Country Ruined The Republican Party's Best Hope  —  Nikki Haley was once seen as the GOP's brightest rising star — then she got sucked into her home state's notorious political cesspool.  Can she escape before 2016?  —  Chris Ritter
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Washington Monthly:
The Big Lobotomy  —  Last September, as they scrambled to decide on one final ultimatum before shutting down the federal government, Republican House leaders came up with what seemed like an odd demand: to strip their own staff of health care benefits.  —  At the time, staffers reacted …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Michael Paulson / New York Times:
Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy  —  BRUNSWICK, Me.  — For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship.  They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
The Latest Tea Party Piñata  —  About three weeks ago, Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Texas who is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave a speech to the Heritage Foundation.  Hensarling is a Tea Party favorite.  His core view is that better government …
Discussion: National Review and The Mahablog
David Sirota / PandoDaily:
Gore at Southland: Snowden revealed far bigger violations than the one he committed  —  One of the most often-asked - and polled - questions in the whole debate about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is about his status.  Is he a traitor or a hero?  In the era of mass surveillance …
Jeffrey Toobin / Comment:
REPUBLICANS UNITED ON CLIMATE CHANGE  —  Remember when climate change could be a bipartisan issue?  Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi did an advertisement together, boasting of their partnership on the challenge it posed.  John McCain also believed that man-made climate change was an urgent problem.
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Virginia's Ugly Fight Over Medicaid Expansion
Lauren French / Politico:
House passes VA bill
Discussion: CNN
Fox News:
Dem rep compares Taliban to soldiers in American Revolution
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Pat Dollard
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Boehner Won't Call Las Vegas Shootings ‘Domestic Terrorism’
Discussion: Mediaite and Liberaland
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
McCain: No Republican Can Win In 2016 If We Block Immigration Reform
Summer Tv / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
St. Louis Archbishop Carlson claims to be uncertain if he knew sexual abuse was a crime
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Dems ratchet up push for expansion (yup) of Social Security
Discussion: New York Times, Daily Kos and Eschaton
 Earlier Items: 
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
This might be a first: A Seattle doctor is suspended for sexting during surgery
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Gawker and The Week
Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
Ore. Senate Candidate Addresses Harassment Reports
New York Times:
More Voting Games in Ohio
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
Azam Ahmed / New York Times:
‘Friendly Fire’ Strike Kills 5 Special Operations Soldiers in Afghanistan
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Republicans' gagging hypocrisy
John Aloysius Farrell / Politico:
Yes, Nixon Scuttled the Vietnam Peace Talks