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PBC News & Comment: Breaking!! Seymour Hersh is Alive and Well, and He’s Pissed!

Pulitzer-decorated master muckraker Sy Hersh resurfaces after 5-year silence and he’s got Obama’s number; NSA staffers spied on spouses, lovers….Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits PBC podcast!

–Sibel Edmonds comments on Hersh here, and the story about Hersh is here

–Senate Intel Chair, Di-Fi-Loves-Spies, ready minor reform package that maintains NSA’s unconstitutional domestic surveillance

–federal judge in San Jose orders trial for Google on its automated reading of Gmail;  appeals court in San Francisco upholds decision that Google Street View violates the US Wiretap Act

–Jason Leopold updates Guantanamo issues in today’s in-depth interview, and in this excerpt talks about his court victory which declassified a Gitmo memo about invasive search policies

–UN Security Council reaches agreement on Syrian chemical weapons, without the threat of force demanded by the US

–at the UN, Iran was the big winner this week; the White House revealed that Rouhani and Obama talked by phone

–GOP budget smackdown could cause shutdown Monday; Obama promises not to submit to blackmail, but his history is weak

–Climate conference reports we are about to cross the critical line of 2 degrees celcius of warming

–Post Office is drowning in red ink caused by Congress, seeks rate hike

–California Gov. Brown signs bills to start regulation of fracking, raise minimum wage to $12 by 2017, and requiring a court order to block cell phone signals, as occurred during Occupy protests