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PBC News & Comment: Sweet Little Lies from Spooks at Senate NSA Hearing

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--Britain detains anti-drone lawyer from Yemen under terrorism law, and Glenn Greenwald provides new NSA documents that show that anyone who is critical of drones and their way of death is suspected

--coverage of Syrian "rebels" realignment spins up the perceived loss to the US

--US backs small arms treaty, but Senate must approve it

--GOP congressman complains that there has been no discipline for those who failed to prevent Benghazi attack, but PBC reminds him of Republicans who were never disciplined for 9/11, Iraq, etc

--Senate funding bill does not include the "Monsanto Protection Act" which is in the House version, so it may die

--James Corbett and Sibel Edmonds have an important new report about the Valerie Plame affair, here

--Brad Friedman of Bradblog posts fiery letter from prison from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegleman, who is rightfully angry about DeLay's conviction being overturned

--climate change activist Bill McKibben spoke here last night

--here's an article that recaps the America's Cup sailing competition