The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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By Maya Rhodan
June 2, 2014
  • Obama’s new carbon rules are coming; here’s a breakdown of what’s coming from Mother Jones [Mother Jones]
  • New carbon rules the next step in Obama’s war on coal [TIME]
  • The New York Times on why: “It is clear Mr. Obama’s immediate goal is not to solve the emissions problem, but to get the country moving faster in the right direction…Mr. Obama’s effort is aimed not just at charting a new course inside the United States, but at reclaiming for the country the mantle of international leadership in battling climate change. If the policy coaxes more ambitious goals from other countries, experts say it could be a turning point.” [NYT]
  • ICYMI: “Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier still in captivity in Afghanistan, was released and returned to U.S. special operations forces Saturday.” [TIME]
  • Joy about Bergdahl release gives way to questions [Washington Post]
  • From TIME’s Mark Thompson: None Dare Call it Ransom [TIME]
  • On CNN, Susan Rice responds to political debate over Bergdahl’s release: “What we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or a woman on the battlefield.” [CNN]
  • Sen. Ted Cruz talks Benghazi on ABC’s “This Week”: “What I think is that she has deliberately stonewalled…The American people deserve the truth; our men and women in harm’s way deserve the truth.”
  • Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on release of Hard Choices chapter on Benghazi : “Hillary Clinton is politics 24/7” [Huffington Post]
  • The Obama Paradox [Politico]
  • “President Obama will look to boost the fledgling government in Ukraine as he travels to Europe this week, but a series of events with Russian President Vladimir Putin are certain to renew questions about the president’s handling of the crisis in the region.” [The Hill]
  • “Questions about how to apply securities law to activist investors could complicate any potential insider trading case against billionaire Carl Icahn, pro-golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, legal experts said” [Reuters]
  • Insider trading probe hits a snag [WSJ]
  • The 8 primary races to watch Tuesday [National Journal]



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