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PBC News & Comment: Clinton’s Coverup of Health Issues is Deplorable

Clinton’s comment about Trump’s “basket of deplorables” is accurate, but unhelpful; denial of health problems feeds perceptions of honesty, trust deficits….–video depicts symptoms of serious illness, and late announcement of pneumonia is another self-inflicted wound
–Trump will share his medical details on TV Thursday with Dr. Oz
–columnist Charles Blow details the stats that show Clinton understated her “basket” remark
–Truthers gather in New York to challenge the official narrative, as Vice reports with maximum snark
–Green Party candidate Jill Stein calls for new investigation of 9/11
–Stein faces arrest in North Dakota, as ObamaCo moves to delay pipeline construction, announced late on Friday afternoon
–also late Friday, Kerry and Lavrov announced new cease-fire plan for Syria, which was broken an hour after it went into effect
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–in our latest in-depth interview, veteran and historian Andrew Bacevich covers the long arc of American war in the mideast; in this excerpt, he asks why presidential candidates aren’t asked about peace

–courageous journalist Roger Shuler needs your financial help, you can donate here
The Guardian’s series on battle over Senate’s CIA torture report, reveals that Obama and Kerry pressured Feinstein to bury it, and she refused
–NSA expert James Bamford pens detailed indictment of Obama for “the most intrusive surveillance apparatus in the world
–at The Intercept, Sam Biddle shares details from the user manuals for Stingray cellphone surveillance systems
–Chelsea Manning launches hunger strike in protest of conditions and lack of treatment for gender dysphoria
–25 feminists urge Gov. Jerry Brown to veto minimum mandatory sentence bill in response to Stanford swimmer sex assault case