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The Fitz File: June 5, 2014

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. - Today is Thursday, June 5, the 156th day of 2014. There are 209 days left in the year.

BERGDAHL FALLOUT - 10:00 a.m. Some of the answers Congress is demanding about the Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange may come forward this morning. The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a closed door briefing on the deal. Meanwhile a "Welcome Home Bo" rally in his Idaho hometown has been canceled as controversy to swirl. The U.S. national intelligence officer for South Asia, has told the Senate that 4of the 5 men exchanged for Bergdahl are expected to resume activities with the Taliban. The five include the former Taliban interior minister.

BROWN DANCER PHOTO - It's always a good idea to make sure whats behind you when you take a picture. The Daily Caller posted a picture of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. In it, Brown is seen dressed casually with 3 well dressed women. But in the background there is something else: an exotic dancer (some may say stripper) standing scantily clad next to a brass poll. Brown's campaign confirmed the picture is real but says it was taken at a Las Vegas hotel lounge that just happened to have dancers as part of the facility. Brown is seeking the Democratic nomination as Governor

VIRGINIA SHUTDOWN COUNTDOWN - Time's running out for Virginia to avoid a state government shutdown in just 25 days. The General Assembly has to act on a new budget to deal with a major revenue shortfall, with a July 1 deadline approaching for the new fiscal year. Gov Terry McCauliffe is at odds with the chamber and seeking to settle his three-month budget battle with the House of Delegates over using federal funds to extend health care coverage to uninsured Virginians. McCauliffle wants to extend Medicaid under Obamacare, Republicans do not.

O'MALLEY BACKS FROSH - 3:00 p.m. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will will throw his support behind St. Sen. Brian Frosh’s campaign for the Democratic nomination for attorney general today in Prince George’s County. O'Malley's endorsement comes as Frosh is running against Dels. Jon S. Cardin and Aisha N. Braveboy, all three will debate next week. Frosh is known as the architect of the states stricter gun laws and marriage equality law.The rally is scheduled at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt. Current A.G. Doug Gansler is not seeking another term, as he runs for Governor.

Today's Weather:

@capitalweather: Nationals vs. Phillies weather forecast: Sun slides in safely by game time: Sunglasses required for those of you... http://t.co/ac7e5KzmH7

Today's History:

In 1884, Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."

In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Sirhan was immediately arrested.

In 2004, Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Today's Quote:

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" - Robert F. Kennedy

Tom Fitzgerald
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