Sunday Show Round Up

Kerry Defends Bergdahl Swap
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Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal’s capture and the merits of the trade that resulted in his freedom remained under scrutiny on Sunday, as the administration continues to defend the decision.

False Politico Smear Report Sparks Outrage

Politico White House senior reporter made false assertions about Sen. McCain's foreign policy
John McCain / AP

Politico’s senior White House reporter came under fire on Thursday after he falsely asserted in a report that Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) had called for the invasions of North Korea and Iran.

GOP Lawmakers, Foreign Policy Experts Blast Troop Withdrawal Announcement

Say move could embolden Taliban, lead to resurgence in violence
President Barack Obama announces U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan / AP

Republican lawmakers and foreign policy experts blasted President Barack Obama’s announcement on Tuesday that he would fully withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 as a move that could embolden the Taliban and eventually lead to a resurgence in violence.