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PBC News & Comment: Trashing 4th Amendment, Customs Officers Demand to Search Phones

American citizens travelling abroad frequently face illegal demands to open smart phones for inspection at airports, clear violation of Constitution…..--latest incident at LAX shows aggressive, unlawful demands from agents, leaving travellers uncertain about their rights

--in California, evacuations are cancelled as leaky Oroville dam holds

--new, evidence-free leaks to NY Times are treated as factual, allegedly showing frequent contact between Trump campaign and unnamed Russians

--Trump is a victim of strategic official leakers, and it’s driving him crazy

--Dave Lindorff echoes PBC comments, Flynn was busted by surveillance system he knew about and defended, along with many Dems and Republicans

--Sam Husseini cautions Democrats against alliance with hawks and neocons as a means of blocking Trump

--Jeff Sessions is resisting calls to recuse himself from Russia investigations

--corporate media focuses on Flynn’s lies, while Alt-Right media sees only leaks

--hosting Israel’s Netanyahu, Trump seems ready to repeal 2-state plan, but has no idea what to replace it with

--inaction on Obamacare pledges by GOP leads insurance market collapse, as Humana pulls out and Republicans stick to slogans

--Andrew Puzder may be rejected as Labor secretary, as Republican senators get uneasy over domestic violence, maybe even his legal defense for union embezzlers....this just in:  Puzder has withdrawn

--Pentagon boss Mattis warns NATO members to pay up, even though Trump exaggerates the problem

--newly promoted deputy CIA director tries to dodge deposition in torture consultants lawsuit

--Senate considers bill to weaken regulations designed to prevent mentally unstable people from buying guns

--our official film reviewer, Gary Chew, tells us about the new flick, A Cure for Wellness