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PBC News & Comment: Obama’s “Left-lon” Keeps NSA Fallout from Sticking

As corporate media spins NSA “reforms” in Obama’s favor, new poll shows most Americans don’t care about massive domestic surveillance…Click here for free audiobook download from Audible that generates $15 to PBC Podcast!

Note for Bay Area listeners: PBC will be speaking to San Francsco chapter of Progressive Democrats of America on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00pm.  Unitarian/Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin at Geary. Topic: I want my damn Fourth Amendment back!

Obama’s perception management skills seem to be working, with very little close inspection of his cosmetic NSA “reforms”

–poll shows most American’s don’t care

–on same day Obama promised “concrete, substantial reforms”, US attorney denies ACLU request for FISA decisions that may reveal another spying program

–Supreme Court accepts appeals of 2 cases where data from cellphones was extracted without a warrant

–Appeals Court finds blogger has First Amendment rights, in a case that is much weaker than Roger Shuler’s

–border control agency routinely loans its Predator drones to other law enforcement

–UN chief invites, then uninvites Iran to Syria peace conference

–Iran implements interim agreement, stops centrifuges and starts to dilute enriched stockpile

–Obama tells New Yorker that booze is worse than weed, and national cannabis leader Steve D’Angelo responds

–Rep. Otis Pike, who investigated CIA wrongdoing in 1970’s, has died

–in London, restaurant worker Twiggy Garcia (a guy) makes citizens’ arrest of Tony Blair for Iraq invasion