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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