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PBC News & Comment: Court Joins Power Struggle Over Immigration–Showdown Dead Ahead!

Showdown looms as federal court freezes Obama’s executive orders on immigration and House threatens Homeland Security shutdown at month’s end….

–in response to beheadings in Libya by fighters sporting Daesh flag, Egypt bombs Libya and urges the West to join the fun

–America’s intel spin machine hypes the threat posed by IS, even as media note that Libyan fighters use “opportunistic rebranding” under IS umbrella

–GOP still stoking embers of Benghazi investigation, a blatant effort aimed at hurting Hillary and raising money

–cartoonist was target in Copenhagen attack, Ecuador sanctions political cartoonist; Prof. Bart Beaty, expert on Charlie Hebdo and cartoons, will join us soon

–desperate young Gazans jump fence into Israeli prisons, seeking any way out of their open air lockup

–one cause may be water supply is scarce, tainted following Israeli attacks on pipeline

–more details emerge about CIA’s destruction of Saddam’s expired chemical weapons and failure to protect troops involved

–NSA reportedly is bracing for new round of leaks

–bomb train derails in W. Virginia, at least 7 tankers catch fire

–after surprising drop, gas prices rocket upward by 50 cents per gallon in California

–Obama sends Labor Secretary to try to end West Coast dock slowdown