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PBC News & Comment: Iran Gets Squirrely Over Nuke Deal, War in Yemen

As Israel and AIPAC-controlled Congress meddle in Iran deal, the Ayatollah micromanages, trying to shift sanctions terms…

--Khamenei and Rouhani both insist all sanctions must end with signing of deal, June 30 deadline is just a goal

--Iran sends 2 warships to coast of Yemen, slams Saudis and their allies for “making a mistake” in fighting Houthis

--Houthis gain ground despite air strikes, taking Ataq, a Sunni stronghold

--CIA boss Brennan says the sanctions brought Iran to table

--at The Intercept, Lee Fang lists a number of congressional staffers on critical committees are former lobbyists

--Sen. Feinstein continues project to catalog all of the secret surveillance programs

--Ferguson highlighted how local governments exploit poor people with heavy enforcement and fines…over 4 million Californians have suspended licenses due to poverty;  Susan Greenbaum op-ed is here, Bob Egelko article is here

--National Institute on Drug Abuse finally notes that marijuana has many potential medical benefits

--comic genius Stan Freberg dies, we pay tribute with his Banana Boat spoof