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PBC News & Comment: Ted Cruz Launches Senate Fillibuster, Leads Tea Party Over a Fiscal Cliff

Tea Party radicals want to stop Obamacare in the worst way, as Texas Ted Cruz fillibusters the bill he supports,  dividing GOP….Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC podcast!

–the House bill to defund Obamacare also extends the Monsanto protection act

–PBC is looking for details behind the allegation that TED talks have banned critics of GMO’s and Monsanto

–Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, correctly slams the US for spying on our allies with the phony claim that it’s to find terrorists

–Senators on Judiciary Committee ask inspector general for a review of domestic spying, NY Times editorial politely suggests changes to the secret FISA court–neither will adequately address the problems

–government documents depict people with doubts about the official 9/11 story as terrorist supects; in a recent poll, 48% had doubts

–FBI maintains they needed AP phone records to prove that one of its own agents, who was under investigation for kiddie-porn, leaked the 2012 underwear bomb plot to an AP reporter

–State Dept. hasn’t granted visa to Pakistani lawyer representing families of drone strike victims so he can testify to Congress;  Robert Greenwald has some powerful videos about our drone victims

–IRS forces Lois Lerner to retire, media falsely repeats spin that IRS only targeted Tea Party types for extra scrutiny of non-profit filings

–despite the Pope’s softer comments on sexuality, a Catholic university has cancelled a speech by a gay professor who supports marriage equality

–Egypt repeats the past, tries to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood

–in news columns and editorials, NY Times is pushing for prosecution of banksters from CitiGroup and JPMorgan

–Pentagon says Guantanamo hunger strike is over

–Gov. Jerry Brown of California is asking a court to suppress a video that shows prison guards using heavy doses of pepper spray on insane prisoners