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PBC News & Comment: As Huge Dam Springs Leaks, Trump Threatens California

Nation’s highest dam at Oroville, CA is overrun, 180,000 evacuated, and Trump threatens to withhold funds over sanctuary cities….–will national security chief Mike Flynn be the first man pushed from Trump administration? Is he being undercut by leaks from Intel community?

–at Mar a Lago, the Florida spread Trump snagged for $8,000 down, he breaches security by conducting sensitive business in public restaurant

–Steve Miller—former Sessions hatchet man, not the rockstar—emerges with phony list of terrorist events linked to nations in travel ban

–Miller also promoted voter fraud myths, as Texas sentences woman to 8 years, likely deportation, for illegally voting for Republicans

–Vice examines the claims of double voters, and dead voters, and finds miniscule evidence to support hyper-exaggerated claims

–listener Dick Atlee, from Maine, notes that election fraud is central to our problems

–American citizen, and NASA employee is pressured to unlock his phone while detained at Houston airport

–600 people were arrested last week for deportation, ICE calls that “routine”

–divisions grow at Standing Rock, as some veterans pledge to return

–feeding the irrational fears of his loyal supporters, Trump drops defense of Obama guidelines on transgender bathroom rules, and PBC got a taste on Facebook

–UN ambassador Nikki Haley blocks former Palestinian prime minister from UN job, says UN is biased against Israel, setting tone for Netanyahu visit this week

–in face of new war with Israel, Hamas promotes hard liner Yehya Sinwar to leadership post

–elder Republicans ignore the pro-resource Trump team, call for carbon tax and dividend plan

–investigative reporter Peter Byrne exposes Sen. Feinstein’s husband, Dick Blum, as a major investor in ITT Educational Services, which burned taxpayers for $500 million

–former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, seeking DNC chair, disavows a moment of honesty about the rigged Dem primaries of 2016