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PBC News & Comment Friday, July 27

Obama one-ups Romney on eve of Mitt’s visit to Israel, as Mittens tries to recover from gaffes in LondonĀ  Also:

–Sen Ron Wyden challenges top spook Clapper about abuse of surveillance laws

–in Portland, OR, appeals court reinstates lawsuit challenging no-fly list

–NSA’s Gen. Keith Alexander on cyberattacks

–Karzai announces plan to end corruption; for a reality check, we give you an excerpt from our in-depth interview with jounalist Michael Hughes about one of Karzai’s brothers

–Venezuela is new transit hub for Colombian cocaine, War on Some Drugs still a loser

–CNN president is stepping down

–oil profits down

–California GOP is broke