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PBC News & Comment: Obama Continues “Star Wars” Missile Defense Boondoggle

LA Times publishes comprehensive review of US missile defense program, as Obama continues to fund program that fails rigged tests…Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

–Star Wars boondoggle continues under Obama: our missile defense systems don’t work.  LA Times report is here.

–Sunnis take major oil refinery after battle with Army

–our listener in Switzerland, Olivier, has comments on Iraq

–lawyers reveal more grim details of force feeding at Gitmo

–Court says government cannot hold collected data indefinitely, reports David Sirota at Pando

–Seattle group 15 Now and Socialist Alternative work to increase minimum wage to $15, next target is Oakland

–US Patent Office cancels NFL Redskin’s trademark

–in retaliation for kidnap of 3 students, Israel rounds up Hamas members who were freed from jail

–prisoner found innocent after 25 years sues state of NY for $162 million

–Senate subcommittee votes today on constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United