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PBC News & Comment: Bad Week in Washington for Progressive Issues

Some serious setbacks in Washington this week on surveillance reform, a bad judicial nomination, attempt to fix NDAA detention clause....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

--who watered down the NSA “reform” bill?

--Senate on path to confirm Kill-at-will memo author David Barron

--effort to revoke NDAA detention clause fails

--judge reluctantly allows force feeding of Guantanamo prisoner

--IRS delays new rules on political nonprofits

--GOP hopes Benghazi will be bigger summer blockbuster than Godzilla

--Jo Becker talks about her book on the fight to overturn Prop 8

--WikiLeaks defies Greenwald, names Afghanistan as second “full take” nation

--Pentagon chief Hagel asks midshipmen to help fix sex assault crisis

--Oakland probes ex-cop on disability, now FBI agent who killed Todashev

--within a week, elections in Ukraine, Egypt and Colombia