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PBC News & Comment: Details Emerge of Comey’s Uneven Meddling in Election

NY Times goes deep on FBI investigations that led Director Comey to interfere in the election, clearly hurting Clinton….–using a novelist’s omniscient voice, aided by high-placed anonymous leakers, The Times runs lengthy Sunday report that adds new details

–Comey didn’t meddle in French election, but Trump did, and Marine Le Pen places second to banker, technocrat; reports cited are here, and here

–GOP descends to contortions, and a little extortion, to ram through border wall funding and avoid government shutdown this week

–learning nothing from Obama’s mistakes, indications grow that Trump will do his own troop surge in Afghanistan

–violence surged in Mexico over the weekend, as your humble host watched Cartel Land, documentary that profiles vigilantes on both sides of the border; see the trailer here

–blonde bloviator Ann Coulter continues to wrangle with UC Berkeley officials over speech on campus

–on Dreamers, Trump and Kelly say “don’t worry” as Sessions vows to deport some

–The Intercept has two new reports on surveillance: NSA’s spy blimps deployed in US airspace, and Japan’s role in US global surveillance

–in op-ed, Cornel West accurately skewers Democratic party, and supports formation of new People’s party

–Obama, the ex-president, re-emerges in Chicago forum