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PBC News & Comment: Extreme Weather Confronts Climate Science Deniers

Obama’s climate speech last week undercut by weak political strategy, support for fracking, and probable approval of Keystone XL pipeline….Egyptian Generals give Morsi 48-hour ultimatum.

–radical Republicans in Texas start new special session to ram abortion rights rollbacks through the Legislature

–in Ohio, GOP snuck language into budget bill to require ultrasounds, report of fetal heartbeat, limit of 22 weeks. As pattern emerges of coordinated GOP efforts, PBC asks, “where are the Democrats?”

–final Obamacare rules for contraceptives are released, Catholic bishops continue their disingenuous fight

–NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan dismisses report that confirms the documentary Mea Maxima Culpa‘s assertion that Dolan, as archbishop of Milwaukee, hid $130 from bankruptcy court and victims seeking compensation for sex crimes

–Vatican Bank was used to launder $26 million

–Pentagon issues report on death of Adnan Latif last September, you can read Dr. Jeff Kaye’s analysis here

–Snowden still stuck at Moscow airport, Putin dangles asylum if he agrees to stop leaking

–German, French leaders join chorus of opposition to US spying on their governments

–Shepherd Fairy approves of satirical re-workings of his Obama art