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PBC News & Comment: DC’s Revolving Doors Spin Faster than Ever

Former AG Holder returns to law firm that defends corporate criminals, as Gen. Odierno joins the freedom fighters at Chase bank….

–Holder’s chief of staff follows him to Covington & Burling, details here

–freshly retired Army chief of staff Odierno takes high paying job at Chase Bank less than a week after leaving the government payroll

–former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman cashes in, running lobby for Saudis, and getting big bucks to undermine Iran deal


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–in our new in-depth interview, former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson talks about his class action suit against NSA for “cone of surveillance” at 2002 Olympics

–new report exposes Baltimore police use of Stingray cellphone dragnet in hundreds of cases, many are petty crimes

–the “missing” North Korean submarines have started returning to base, crisis my be ending

–in fascinating analysis in The Guardian, Spencer Ackerman notes that only 3 of the remaining 116 Gitmo prisoners were captured by US forces

–Andy Worthington has fresh reports on ObamaCo’s disgraceful moves to hold hunger striker Ba Odah, and British resident Shaker Aamer

–addressing a root cause of injustice in Ferguson, court moves to dismiss warrants for minor violations that put poor people in jail

–Western wildfires rage on, and 70 firefighters fly in from Australia and New Zealand to help out