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PBC News & Comment Thursday, May 10

Strong reaction on both sides to Obama’s declaration of support for marriage equality; a look at the maps of swing states in the November election helps identify the risks of this important shift in policy.Also covered:

–Postal Service trims planned cuts, many rural post offices will stay open with shorter hours; media continues the lies and incomplete coverage of the contrived “crisis” at USPO

–House passed $310 billion in cuts to Democratic-supported programs, while actually increasing defense

–Big Tobacco dumps $40 million into TV ads in California, aimed at defeating Prop. 29’s $1 a pack tax increase

–Common Cause asks IRS to investigate ALEC, which is a lobbying group posing as a nonprofit charity

–libraries in 3 states have banned 50 Shades of Gray

–the Lusty Lady, an empoyee-owned union strip jointin San Francisco, is in financial trouble and seeking a buyer