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PBC News & Comment: Speaker Ryan Takes Baby Steps Toward War Powers Bill

–GOP Speaker Ryan makes timid move to debate and pass some form of authorization for Obama’s 17-month-old war on IS….–America’s top spooks invade Silicon Valley to demand that tech companies accept more surveillance

–Trevor Timm notes that the call for help in disrupting terrorists is “tech talk for surveillance”

–invoking IS, Philadelphia gunman, fires 11 shots at police officer, both seriously wounded

–in town hall meeting on gun regulation, Obama is confronted by the widow of American Sniper widow Chris Kyle, than blasts NRA for lies about gun grabs

–in NY Times op-ed, Obama calls for “audacity” and persistence in reducing gun violence

–Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is first to address suicide as major contributor to gun fatalities

–Saint John Hunt talks about Watergate and his parents, E. Howard and Dorothy Hunt in Processing Distortion podcast; in this excerpt, he talks about the Watergate hearings

–ethics watchdog CREW hits Hillary Clinton with new charge of using email alias to avoid reach of FOIA

–Planned Parenthood endorses Clinton for president

–TransCanada says it will demand $15 billion for Obama’s delayed rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

–stronger earthquakes linked to fracking rock Oklahoma

–US releases last Kuwaiti prisoner from Guantanamo