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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