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FILE - This March 21, 2014, file photo shows National Security Adviser Susan Rice speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

PRUDEN: Bowe Bergdahl, bad bargain

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama seems determined to empty the prison at Guantanamo Bay five Islamic heroes at a time, if only he can find enough American prisoners of war to make the swaps.

President Obama bows to a Japanese robot, ASIMO, during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.

PRUDEN: Obama's fishy Asian adventure

- The Washington Times

President Obama is in Asia, for those who remember him, and it hasn't been a great week for either his administration or his family. He might be tempted to stay there.

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PRUDEN: Putting the 'pee' in Portland

- The Washington Times

Portland, Ore., is a nice place to live. Nothing much happens there, and that's its charm. Oregon is perhaps the most politically correct of the 50 states, shading even Massachusetts, and Reservoir 5 of the Portland water system is a monument to the work of the weenie bureaucrat.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a televised call-in show with the nation in Moscow, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

PRUDEN: When a bored president just 'mails it in'

- The Washington Times

Like it or not, the world is a dangerous place, and getting more so. None of the portents look good. Vladimir Putin not so subtly says, in ever louder voice, that he's in charge of events now, and the rest of the world should just get used to it.

** FILE ** Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (Associated Press)

PRUDEN: Loose-lipped pols pay a debt to plain language

- The Washington Times

Sometimes the smartest among us should just shut up, and watch his language. Nobody gets the opportunity now, if he ever did, to take something back, to explain "context" or "clarify" what he was trying to say. It's all on somebody's tape.