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PBC News & Comment: Trump Goes All-out Demagogue

In his ignorant, reckless call to “shut down of Muslims entering US”, Trump makes corporate media dance to demagogue beat…..--we open with Looters’s song Manzanar, in honor of Japanese detention camp

--Trump is widely excoriated—even by Dick Cheney

--Groundhog Day? Homeland Security threatens to roll out new threat level system

--Obama challenges Congress on war powers for Syria/Iraq, Adam Schiff proposes repeal of old AUMF, passage of new, limited one

--in editorial, NY Times slams Hillary and GOP contenders for bizarre responses to Obama speech

--in rare embrace of sarcasm, Norman Solomon re-writes Obama’s Sunday speech

--the fear factor leads GOP candidates to embrace torture, reports SF Chronicle

--new cop trial in Chicago as Justice Dept launches probe into police department

--UN hosts peace talks on Yemen conflict in Switzerland next week

--US and Russia point fingers over raid that killed Syrian troops

--new report says the number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syrias has doubled in past year

--in Afghanistan, Taliban attacks Kandahar airport as peace feelers are sent

--American provate donors have pumped $220 million into illegal Jewish settlements

--with new FOIA release, Jason Leopold of Vice details the FBI monitoring of Samir Khan, the American killed with Awlaki in Yemen