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PBC News & Comment: Healthcare Giant Holds Obamacare Hostage

After merger plan with Humana was rejected by Justice Dept., Aetna threatens to end most Obamacare coverage, looks like extortion….–Pennsylvania’s attorney general Kane is convicted on 9 counts including perjury, after her main conspirator turned and exposed their plotting

–Roger Shuler has a different take on the Kane case, the “porngate” angle

–new phone tape of Alabama’s embattled governor surfaces, and Bentley slimes LegalSchnauzer for exposing his slimy behavior

–Trump’s latest “Monday teleprompter” speech promises “extreme vetting” of immigrants, loyalty oaths

–Trump’s vision of immigration echoes dark chapters from America’s past

–Trump’s claim that “Obama founded ISIS” resonates with Hezbollah leader

–Clinton names former Sen. Ken Salazar, booster of oil, gas and fracking, to head her transition team

–Roger Ailes, booted from Fox News, will try to advise Trump on debates

–Jeff Cohen leads petition drive to include Stein and Johnson in debates

–at The Intercept, Zaid Jilani does deep dive on the undemocratic presidential debate commission

–facing serious challenge from Tim Canova, Debbie Wasserman Schultz debates him—at 8 am on Sunday morning—and admits she tilted DNC to Hillary

–in both Yemen and Syria, hospitals have been repeatedly bombed

–Russia used bases in Iran yesterday for air attacks on Syria, as Russian navy runs drills off Syrian coast

–Guantanamo clearance! 15 prisoners were released Monday to UAE

–former teen prisoner at Gitmo who sued over torture has lawsuit tossed by federal appeals court

–Californians are paying 49 cents a gallon more for gasoline than the rest of the nation