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PBC News & Comment: Gambler Trump Faces Big Loss on Obamacare Vote

With big stack of chips on the table, Trump insists on House vote; former casino owner should know “house wins”….–Paul Ryan warns of impending loss, but Trump is an arrogant “rookie”

–the revised bill ends employer mandate, throwing all workers under the bus

–Trump is already blaming Ryan, says he should have cut taxes first

–conservapundit David Brooks hates Trumpcare more than Obamacare

–your humble host declared a Truth Emergency, from Trump to Maddow

–Steve Horn at DeSmogBlog had 2 bigs stories this week, about methane leaks and biochar, for carbon sequestration

–State Dept. issues permits for Keystone XL pipeline, but protests and sluggish demand may stall it anyway

–6 years after the “Arab Spring”, Egypt’s former dictator Mubarek is released

–Hong Kong will choose another pro-Beijing leader on Sunday

–Rexxon Tillerson orders “extreme vetting” which will reduce tourism, business travel

–in state legislatures, Republicans continue to press for photo ID laws, even as they acknowledge there’s no serious voter fraud

–Trump gets a break, as General Services Administration OK’s his lease on DC hotel

–at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola highlights the dark side of Judge Gorsuch

–new in-depth interview with Svend Brinkmann, Danish psychologist who counsels against too much self help

commentary points to national security threat posed by Ivanka Trump’s unpaid job in West Wing