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PBC News & Comment: Planned Parenthood Likely to Dodge Defunding

As budget deadline nears, it appears that move to defund Planned Parenthood will fail, but longterm damage has been done…..

–Cecile Richards defends against smears of gotcha videos, as right wingers broaden attacks and try to shift funds to other women’s health programs

–Pope Francis urges Georgia to cancel woman’s execution tonight, and parole board sets unusual clemency hearing

–in Yemen, death toll climbs to 131 from Saudi strike on wedding party, Saudis deny responsibility

–in UN singles match, it’s advantage Putin; at the Guardian, Simon Jenkins says “everyone knows Putin is right”

–France, the newest nation to play in the Syria war, says Russian claims of fighting IS are “just for show”

–at Consortium News, journalist Joe Lauria details Obama’s self-deceit

–and Consortium News editor Robert Parry examines the use of false narratives used to manipulate public opinion

–Volkswagen will recall and retrofit up to 11 million diesel vehicles

–GOP leader Kevin McCarthy wants to be speaker, but it’s widely known he’s been having an affair with Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina

–Trevor Noah takes over Daily Show from Jon Stewart, it will take time for him to establish his own voice

–San Francisco mayor vows to block “Idaho stop” for bicyclists, rejecting common sense