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PBC News & Comment: Snowden Leaks Lead to Crackdown on Intelligence Workers

While high ranking leakers face no consequences, new rules crack down on rank-and-file intelligence employees; Clapper's perjury outraged Snowden.....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

--US,  spy agencies try to tighten rules after Snowden leaks, as British Parliament considers tighter oversight of GCHQ.  Read Kevin Gozstola's excellent report here.

--in response to Snowden’s TED talk, NSA trots out Rick Ledgett with lies, deception

--Putin takes victory lap in Crimea as violence erupts nearby

--online newspaper EU Times reports May 2 incident in eastern Ukraine, saying 13 US mercenaries were killed, 1 survived

--Venezuela cracks down on encampments of protesters

--most jurors urge judge not to jail Cecily McMillan

--NY Times lead editorial echoes PBC comments on GOP circus investigations of Benghazi, IRS

--op-ed by Prof. Peter Drier notes that for many, houses are still underwater

--is Boehner right?  That firing VA director Shinseki won’t fix the problems?

--airlines ask Congress to change rules, so they don’t have to quote the full amount of airfare

--gay Boy Scout challenges the Boy Scouts of America ban on gay scout leaders