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PBC News & Comment: Trump is Ready to Leap Over Red Line into Syrian Trap

Pentagon planning new action in Syria, as Trump—who won’t let refugee children in US—uses dead kids for justification….--autopsies of victims in Turkey said to provide evidence of nerve agent, but no evidence identifying who is responsible

--at ConsortiumNews, Robert Parry breaks down the bias in NY Times coverage of Tuesday’s attack in Syria

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola challenges media assertions tagging Syrian military

--demagoguing for the group-thinkers, WashPost slams GOP Rep. Tom Massie for demanding proof

--Guardian op-ed says Trump’s change on Syria is “profoundly disturbing”

--facing ethics probe, Rep. Devin Nunes will “step aside” from Russia investigation, but his substitutes are no better

--in powerful new in-depth interview, Russ Baker of WhoWhatWhy details the FBI’s 30-year investigation into Russian mobsters and Trump, which may have taken priority over 2016 FBI investigation into Trump-Russia

--“nuclear” fallout in Senate after rule change to ram through Gorsuch confirmation, despite plagiarism and being overturned 8-0 by SCOTUS

--overturning rules on coal plants and pesticides, Trump and EPA boss Scott Pruitt favor corporate profits over health and safety, new lawsuits contend

--bipartisan team proposes new law to protect our 4th amendment rights at airports

--yesterday, briefly, TSA website said it’s OK to take marijuana on planes—in checked bags and carry-on

--with help from US Chamber of Commerce, Uber and Lyft block Seattle law allowing drivers to unionize