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PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act, Invites More Voter Suppression

Activist, radical GOP-appointed justices hammer Voting Rights Act, opening floodgates for aggressive voter suppression actions for 2014…Obama’s climate change speech could sacrifice his EPA nominee

–and he teases Keystone XL opponents while embracing fracking and nuclear power; we quote comments from Steve Horn at DeSmogBlog

–Ed Snowden still stuck at Moscow airport, after false report he had gone to Iceland

–in this excerpt from our interview at Netroots, Rep. Keith Ellison comments on revelations of Russ Tice

–GOP Senators use $39 billion “border surge” to sell immigration reform to far right

–IRS targeted left and right groups, controversy is evaporating

–Oakland pays settlement to protesters of Oscar Grant killing at BART station, new film “Fruitvale” tells the Grant story

–Jon Corzine, previous owner of NJ senate seat and governorship, faces civil suit over missing $1 billion from MF Global

–Taliban claims responsibility for killing 10 hikers in Pakistan, blowback from US drone strikes