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PBC News & Comment: Hey UC Berkeley—Let the Right-Wing Bimbo Speak!

Ann Coulter is an obnoxious provocateur who recklessly calls liberals traitors, and UC Berkeley should allow her to speak….--after street fights broke out at pro-Trump rally last weekend, campus cops cancel Coulter over fear of violence, but has has First Amendment rights, too

--in our latest in-depth interview, Pulitzer winner David Cay Johnston details Trump’s 2005 tax return, and why it’s important

--Johnston agrees w/PBC that filing tax forms is obsolete, and that Obamacare users get special punishment

--based on obscure provision in 2015 highway bill, IRS has hired outside debt collectors to hound delinquent taxpayers

--at The Intercept, Trevor Aaronson publishes 4-part megareport on almost 800 “domestic terrorism” prosecutions, many framed by FBI informants

--Bill O’Reilly will (only) get $25 million parachute, as advertiser boycott gets approval from people who want to block boycotts of Israel

--in Israeli prisons, hunger strike continues amid speculation that leader Marwan Barghouti may be next elected Palestinian leader

--protests continue in Caracas, as Maduro government seizes GM assembly plant

--Trump raised $107 million for his inauguration from corporations and fat cats…how much did Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down get paid?

--Cherokee Nation sues drug firms for pushing opioids on native Americans

--Karma is a bitch, federal judge slimed by Trump for Mexican heritage is assigned first case of deported “Dreamer”

--NYC Mayor DiBlasio backs plan to increase taxes on cigarettes to increase cost to $13 a pack

--in California, a tobacco tax funds early childhood programs; new study shows benefits, especially for males

--satellite photos show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear base, why do we see these images, but not MH-17 shootdown or Syrian chemical incident?

--Springsteen releases anti-Trump song, “That’s What Makes Us Great”