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PBC News & Comment: Snowden “Has Done His Country a Great Service”

NY Times joins Guardian in calling for clemency or reduced charges for Snowden; EFF’s Cindy Cohn calls for constitutional fix….Click here for free audiobook download that generates $15 to PBC Podcast from Audible!

–“Justice” Dept. continues to fight release of legal memo that justifies massive phone records collection

–ACLU appeals bad call by NY federal judge that metadata collection is constitutional

–federal judge says border agents can grab, and copy laptops and other devices with no warrant or probable cause

–Apple denies it worked with NSA to include backdoor in iPhone

–Michael Moore blurts out the truth about Obamacare: it’s “awful”

–Catholic bishops use Little Sisters of the Poor to launch politcal attack on contraception coverage in Obamacare

–as Robert Parry correctly points out, the NY Times has quietly admitted it was wrong about evidence of Syrian gas attack

–new poll: Americans have no confidence in our government

–General Mills pledges to keep Cheerios GMO-free, but not its other cereals

–Gary Chew reviews the new Martin Scorcese film, The Wolf of Wall Street