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PBC News & Comment,Thursday December 15


The Senate honored Bill of Rights Day by rolling back constitutional rights, passing the Defense bill; Obama declines to veto as threatened.We open with Steppenwolf's "Monster" song from 1970, which is quite appropriate.

Also covered:

--Nuclear Regulatory Commission infighting--Sen. Boxer calls it "character assassination"

--Boxer also pushing tax holiday for foreign profits of US firms

--Morgan Stanley, other job creators announce layoffs

--Panetta cheerleads troops in Afghanistan

--Pakistan plans to tax US supplies trucked to Afghanistan

--TIME names "the protester" Person of the Year

--Nixon library fires archivist who told the truth about Watergate; music by Chicago DJ John Records Landecker