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PBC News & Comment: Manning Verdict Expected Tomorrow

After brief deliberation with herself, Col. Denise Lind will announce the verdicts in Bradley Manning’s court martial on Tuesday…..Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC podcast!

–in D.C, momentum builds to limit NSA domestic spying

–in op-ed, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) calls for reform of FISA court, including publication of legal rationales;  he is also co-authoring “Ending Secret Law” bill

–Greenwald re-states Snowden’s assertion, that low-level NSA employees and contractors can access all collection information, easily

–NSA whistleblower Russ Tice is on ice at PBS, and makes a donut bet that Snowden will end up in Venezuela after a ride on a Russian sub

–Israel announces plan to release 104 Palestinian prisoners as part of peace process

–Palestine-Israel talks get off on bad note, as Obama and Kerry name Martin Indyk to lead the negotiations;  Indyk is former AIPAC official, and 2-time US ambassador to Israel

–Max Blumenthal pens revealing report on Aspen Institute for Alternet

–Obama makes detailed comments about Keystone XL that show he has listened to critics

–Pope Francis makes surprising remarks about gays

–J.J Cale, singer, songwriter, Okie, dies at age 74