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PBC News & Comment Tuesday, May 8

CIA says it thwarted suicide attack with new & improved underwear bomb, but your humble host smells a rat; filibuster in Senate blocks student loan rate bill, no talk of the real problem.   Also:

--NY Times editorial page editor takes strong position against targeted killings, and buries it on his blog

--Yemenis react to latest drone kill, attack base and kill 22

--US reveals another wayward air strike in Afghanistan, 14 more civilians killed

--American hostage begs to be swapped for prisoners in video

--Netanyahu brings critic into government, cancels early elections plan

--Biden's comments trigger backlash from connubial narcs on marriage equality, Obama shows failure to lead on an obvious civil rights issue

--appeals court dismisses suit by veterans who wait more than 4 years to get mental health care, shameful and callous ruling

--ALEC's new push is for laws requiring drug testing of welfare and unemployment recipients