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PBC News & Comment: In Promoting Trump/Russia Scandal, Dems Willing to Risk War

In latest PBC in-depth interview, author Dan Kovalik says Democrats put trust in intel agencies that have repeatedly lied to us…--Kovalik joins Norman Solomon in criticizing Rep. Barbara Lee—a heroine of the anti-war left—for denouncing Trump’s meeting with Putin

--House expected to pass sanctions bill that corners Trump on Russia

--former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort talks to Senate investigators, public testimony is in doubt

--John McCain leaves sick bed to join Senate vote that opens debate on Obamacare destruction

--pandering to crowd of young Americans in brown shirts, Trump rambles and offends in speech to Boy Scouts

--Trump continues to hammer Jeff Sessions, as Beauregard digs his heels in

--45 also hammers Washington Post in tweets about Clinton and Syria covert ops

--Jordan releases video that shows 3 American soldiers were intentionally killed by Jordanian soldier while on covert duty training Syrian “moderate” fighters

--Dem leaders Schumer and Pelosi unveil rebranding effort that packages the same lame policies that Clinton ran on

--Oakland man is charged with attempting to support terrorism after telling undercover agents of some hair-brained ideas that he never acted on, in this public radio report

--Israel bows to criticism, removes metal detectors at Jerusalem holy sites

--after ACLU protests, senators agree to amend Israel BDS bill

--federal judge blocks deportation of hundreds of Iraqi Christians

--Pentagon critic Bill Hartung breaks down our trillion dollar defense budget

--new forensic study of the brains of deceased NFL players show that 99% had traumatic injuries

--Joe Hickman’s work to expose the dangers of military burn pits in Iraq leads to profile of Iraq vet in Long Beach with deadly cancer and other ailments

--in 3-strikes appeal, California Supreme Court upholds conviction of man who robbed Radio Shack for $400, a “nonviolent offense committed in a violent manner”