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PBC News & Comment: Obama Hands Off Scary Presidential Powers to Trump

In legacy-building report and speech, Obama misleads and misrepresents on his expansive view of presidential power, passing to Trump….--at The Intercept, Alex Emmons offers detailed commentary

--appeals court upholds conviction of Portland man for concocted terror plot devised by his FBI informant, and eviscerates concept of entrapment

--Congress moves to further neuter the toothless Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board through sneaky legislation

--tech giants respond to EU demands, set up system to try to police “extremist content” on the web, but the details are devilish

--Germany’s leader Merkel calls for ban on burqa’s and face veils, but would it apply to Catholic nuns?

--Trump’s border wall and immigration crackdown won’t succeed, says author Kimball Taylor in our new in-depth interview

--surveillance and defense contractors tell analysts they expect big profits from Trump immigration policies

--mistrial declared in murder trial of cop who killed Walter Scott

--Wells Fargo says it wants to restore trust, but hammers victims of its scam accounts with arbitration

--as she heads to retirement, California Sen. Barbara Boxer girds for one more fight: against her colleague Dianne Feinstein’s sneaky water amendment

--GOP elector from Texas details why he can’t vote for Trump

--in blistering editorial, NY Times blasts Trump for lying about voter fraud

--Fox anchor Megyn Kelly names Trump social media director as a cause of death threats and hate speech targeting her

--Al Gore meets with Trump and Ivanka, and acts like the Donald was listening about climate change

--in latest Twitter distraction, Trump calls for cancellation of plan to replace Air Force One