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PBC News & Comment: In Hiroshima, Obama Sends Mixed Message

Hiroshima optics and rhetoric belie Obama’s actions on nuclear weapons, similar to his pro-war Nobel Peace Prize speech in 2009…--Obama meets with survivors of our A-bombs and calls for “moral revolution” but he has not reduced nuclear stockpiles

--new nuke census shows that Obama has reduced our arsenal less than any other post-Cold War president

--peace activist David Swanson comments, saying “Obama paints a peace sign on a bomb”

--today’s news on Obama’s wars includes confirmation that US troops are fighting in Syria

--in Africa, US forces are training with local armies in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Gabon

--as weather improves, more refugees from Syria, Iraq and Yemen are crossing Mediterranean, 7,000 rescued this week

--pandering to people spooked by trannies, GOP House defeats GOP bill to take a stand in favor of discrimination

--in dangerous move, Senate Intelligence committee approves expansion of use of National Security Letters to demand electronic records without court issued warrant

--Trump now says he will debate Sanders in California for $10 million donation to unnamed charities “for women’s health”

--Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) hammers Trump for scamming $150,000 in post-9/11 funds aimed at small business losses

--Clinton echo chamber quotes Dem senators slamming Sanders for pursuing debate that Hillary declined

--in Guardian op-ed, Christopher Barron echoes Clinton talking points about Sanders’s “withering attacks” helping Trump

--stubborn and sputtering, Clinton clings to false claims that her email server “was allowed”, as report says she withheld emails that addressed concerns over the private server

--in February, Harvard postgrad published a prescient essay in Current Affairs “running Clinton against Trump is a disastrous, suicidal proposition”

--TSA staff cuts have caused 70,000 people to miss lights so far this year; new poll shows Americans are frustrated, but most act like lemmings

--there were 345 perimeter breaches at US airports last year

--40 Secret Service employees disciplined for leaking info on agency critic Rep. Jason Chaffetz

--the father of the Heimlich Maneuver, 96-year-old Henry Heimlich, rescues a choking woman with….the Heimlich Maneuver!