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PBC News & Comment: Obama’s Prisoner Swap Sparks Political Firestorm

Trading 5 Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo for one American POW, Obama risks backlash that may keep Gitmo open indefinitely….Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

–Obama trades 5 Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo for lone US POW in Afghanistan, controversy will erupt

–Prof. Juan Cole of U Mich notes that US has traded for hostages before, many times

–journalist Anand Gopal talks about the 5 Taliban leaders to be released

–Supreme Court rejects appeal from NY Times reporter James Risen, who will continue to fight subpoena

–Risen and Laura Poitras use Snowden docs to reveal that NSA has vast collection of images for facial recognition

–Reddit and other sites launch ResettheNet

–much hyped EPA order to cut coal emissions is modest, but will draw loud protests from coal huggers

–as Palestinians form unity government, Israel attempts to keep alive its divide-and-conquer strategy

–Santa Barbara murder spree revives debate about not identifying killers because they seek notoriety