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PBC News & Comment: Federal Judges Mete Out Sentences for Hacker, Leaker, and Mobster

Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond draws 10 years, makes strong statement; FBI leaker gets 3+ years; Whitey Bulger gets 2 life sentences....New annual subscribers get bonus book by Bill Ayers!

--hacktivist Jeremy Hammond made a powerful statement to the court at his sentencing, challenging the government to admit its crimes, too

--FBI agent is sentenced for leaking to AP, which was discovered by phone records extracted by FBI

--mob boss Whitey Bulger draws stiff sentence, as the court ignored Bulger's role as an FBI informant and blunders by his FBI handler

--Evan Vokes, whistleblower who worked for TransCanada, talks about the impact of a tar sands spill from Keystone XL pipeline

--NSA boss may be lying again, but says Snowden grabbed between 50,000 and 200,000 documents....he should know, right?

--Sen. Feinstein's NSA "reforms" draw more criticism

--GOP-controlled House passes Obamacare fix with poison pill, could scuttle the economic projections

--US reports progress on Iran talks, still faces Israeli opposition

--Janet Yellen sails through confirmation hearing, as Senators fail to ask any tough questions about the Federal Reserve Bank

--Soros ponies up $2.5 million "dark money" to fund Democratic data warfare, as report shows Koch Bros. spent $122 million last year

--Randi Rhodes' syndicated radio show is un-cancelled by network