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PBC News & Comment: Glenn Greenwald Surfaces for Book Promo Media Blitz

Greenwald's book on Ed Snowden's NSA disclosures drops today, and he tells Colbert "story with biggest impact" on the way....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

--Greenwald resurfaces to flog NSA book, tells Colbert the biggest story has not been published

--Rep. Zoe Lofgren offers amendment to try to improve minimal reforms in “USA Freedom Act”

--Yasha Levine at Pando says Jason Leopold’s revelation of cozy connections between Google, NSA are a big deal

--Do-Nothing Congress does what it does best: no action on energy-efficiency due to inclusion of Keystone clause

--Glacial ice is melting faster than predicted;  at Truthout, Dahr Jamail recaps recent developments in climate change

--Rand Paul waffles on voter ID comments

--buddies of Dzhokar Tsarnaev face trial for destroying evidence, seek change of venue

--UN mediator gives up on Syria peace talks

--Human Rights Watch says Syrian bucket bombs used chlorine in attacks in April, despite claims it has given up chemical weapons

--former Israeli prime minister Olmert sentenced to 6 years in prison for bribery

--China and Vietnam trade water cannon volleys near disputed oil rig