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PBC News & Comment: Karl Rove is Right, For Once!

“Trump is a complete moron” says Bush’s Brain, as The Donald, his ego and hair jump into GOP clown car…

--Jon Stewart is orgasmic to have Trump be his target of satire during his final weeks on The Daily Show, Neil Young’s unhappy

--Palestinian split widens, as Abbas dissolves “unity government” after Hamas talks indirectly with Israel

--new Rand Corp. report shows that Israel and Palestine would both show huge economic gains under solid peace agreement

--in another dubious FBI domestic terrorism bust, 20-year-old New York man arrested for researching pressure cooker bomb

--NY Times uses this bust to tee up another map of Islamic State’s expanding zones of influence, many exaggerated

--21 GOP Senators vote against toothless ban on torture, embracing the fiction that “torture works”

--House committee learns that Blumenthal’s memos to Hillary about Libya were mostly written by ex-spook Drumheller

--another House hearing grilled OPM staffers about hack of personnel data

--NY Times Public Editor slams the paper for slams at Irish in coverage of Berkeley deck collapse that killed 6

--Oakland gets its first—maybe last—NBA championship, as Warriors plan new privately-funded arena in San Francisco

--Obama’s budget quietly eliminates tax-free bonds for pro sports facilities

--disrupting the disrupters, California labor board rules that an Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor

--New Hampshire poll shows Bernie a strong second to Hillary

--new report shows podcasting is growing in audience, revenue