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PBC News & Comment: Full Podcast, Parts 1 and 2

C-SPAN switching glitch and Capitol power outage lead Rachel Maddow to use innuendo to suggest Russia hacking is growing menace….–in her worst episode since fake chair-throwing by Bernie supporters, Maddow uses inaccurate CIA talking points to slime RT

–Trevor Noah, fake newsman, exposes Trump’s fake documents displayed at news conference

–US deploys thousands of troops in Poland, visible evidence of Obama’s strategy toward Russia, which may change in a couple of weeks

–House votes to endorse Senate plan to kill Obamacare

–in op-ed, leader of national nurses union uses Trump’s own words to argue for Medicare for all

–Senate resolutions by Bernie Sanders and Ron Wyden to allow re-importation of drugs are defeated with 13 Dem votes, including Cory Booker of NJ

–Obama ends special immigration status for Cubans, ending “wet foot, dry foot” policy that brought 55,000 Cubans to US last year

–in Gaza, 10,000 protest Hamas leadership over electrical blackouts due to arguments with Palestinian Authority over money

–violent protests in Haiti follow arrest and extradition to US of Guy Philippe, a recently-elected senator who denies drug charges

–for almost half of Californians, recent deluges have officially ended the drought

–at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola exposes surveillance of protesters using Stingray

–security experts say that What’sApp, the encrypted text and voice tool, has a back door that can be hacked

–clarifying yesterday’s report of Inspector General investigation of FBI Director’s actions in Clinton email investigation, July statements are included