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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