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PBC News & Comment: Desperate Moves by GOP Agents of Repression

Alabama’s 2-timing governor targets blogger Roger Shuler, as North Carolina, Georgia and Indiana curtail rights for trannies, gays, abortion seekers–Gov. Bentley ordered law enforcement to muzzle Shuler for exposing his affair with Rebekah Mason, read about it here

–outrage builds over North Carolina law that was rammed through in 12 hours, which repealed protections for LGBT statewide, pre-empting Charlotte transsexual potty rules

–Indiana governor signs law with more restrictions on abortions, requires mothers to deliver defective babies

–as expected, Sanders sweeps Washington, Alaska, Hawaii

–Jason Leopold’s latest FOIA fight shows FBI investigation of Clinton email practices continues

–Secretary of Defense Carter releases stack of emails from his personal account

–California and New York are in final stages of increasing minimum wage to $15 over 6 years, with possible exceptions

–Monsanto’s anti-GMO labeling crusade crumbles, as food giants are adding labels anyway

NY Times finally covers University of California’s misguided “tolerance” policy, incorrectly defines “anti-Zionism”

–Robert DeNiro retracts his support for screening of anti-vaccine film at Tribeca

–Trump claims he has a foreign policy, and it’s a mess

–Syria claims it has routed IS from Palmyra

–US says it killed IS finance leader, and by the way, we’re sending more American troops to Iraq

–suicide bombers hammer Baghdad and Lahore, Pakistan

–Israel’s Haaretz reports Belgian intelligence had “precise warning” of last week’s attacks in Brussels

Haaretz also reports that Israeli medic who shot Palestinian suspect last week said wounded man “needs to die”

–in tussle over Israel’s proposed ambassador, Brazil wins and the US loses—Dani Dayan will go to New York instead