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PBC News & Comment: Trump Assembles His Wrecking Crew

Trump’s cabinet = Wrecking Crew—Obamacare and Planned Parenthood foe Tom Price named to HHS, Mrs. Mitch McConnell to Transportation…..--Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) chairs House Budget Committee, and has written bills to kill Obamacare

--Elaine Chao is married to Mitch McConnell, and was Bush II Labor secretary; Trump names her Transportation Secretary

--DC Republicans delete plan to register women for the draft, and Texas extremists impose rule requiring burial of fetal remains—but only from abortions

--North Dakota governor orders evacuation of Standing Rock protest site, but says he won’t enforce it

--Neil Young asks Obama to end “violent aggression” at Standing Rock

--injured protesters file class action suit against sheriff and Morton County

--in only case of protester accused of violence, Red Fawn Fallis draws federal charges

--Britain enacts “snooper’s charter” with extreme surveillance measures deployed against all residents

--at Pando, Yasha Levine exposes Tor and Signal as government-backed encryption systems that are likely compromised

--Gareth Porter unveils the murky work of Syria’s White Helmets and their unskeptical portrayal in corporate media

--Thomas Frank offers Dems a powerful analysis of their weakness with working class voters

--after 5 massive weekly protests, South Korea’s President Park signals she will resign