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PBC News & Comment: Will Budget Deal Shaft Medicare, Social Security?

PBC News & Comment: Will Budget Deal Shaft Medicare, Social Security?

 

In budget deal with Republicans, Obama sells out entitlements in replay of 2014 “grand bargain” that makes no sense…--China protests violation of territorial waters by US ship near disputed Spratly islands

--Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is blocked from using Legos in new art exhibit in Australia, after impressive Lego tapestry at Alcatraz this year

--Shaker Aamer should have been released from Guantanamo by now

--bin Attash’s demand to represent himself at Gitmo tribunal raises more issues that show a fair trial is not possible

--Pentagon’s latest excuse for strike on Kunduz hospital: US “advisers” thought it was under Taliban control; 2-star general named to investigate

--Saudis hit Doctors Without Borders clinic in Yemen twice overnight

--Saudi prince busted at Beirut airport with 2 tons of speed

--Bernie outs Hillary for trying to re-write history of DOMA in recent interview with Rachel Maddow

--NY Times editorial echoes your humble host: Christie and Comey are wrong to suggest that limiting police abuse produces increase in crime