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PBC News & Comment: Speaker Ryan—New Suit, Same Old Shit

New GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan says he won’t work with Obama on immigration, signaling that obstruction will continue….–CNBC’s bungled GOP debate opens the door for Republican attacks on media, but they were just imitating Fox

Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell, New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz ridicule the GOP’s gripes,

–Harvard professor Larry Lessig ends his single-issue presidential campaign, because the DNC changed its rules to exclude him

–Ryan says Obama is “untrustworthy” on immigration, makes no mention of the president’s 16 public statements promising no “boots on the ground” in Syria

–in late Friday news dump, Pentagon announces plan to spend another $100 million on Syrian rebels

–despite American moves and Russian bombing, Daesh takes control of Mahin, on strategic highway to Damascus

–in unexplained incident, Russian airliner breaks up over Sinai, 224 killed

–in Turkey, President Erdogan’s brutal crackdown on Kurds proves popular, as AKP wins 49 percent in snap parliamentary election

USA Today, known for brief, bland reporting, runs lengthy investigative report that exposes that Gulen groups paid for 200 Congressional trips to Turkey

–former Watergate lawyer, senator and TV star Fred Thompson dies at 73