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PBC News & Comment: Supreme Leader Bans Trans in Military, Taunts Sessions

Exposing his inner dictator, Trump tweets decree banning transgenders in military as he continues attacks on his creepy attorney general…--Trump ignores Pentagon reports showing transgender personnel are not a burden or disruption, as he falsely asserts in pandering to evangelical extremists

--Dems pounce as Pentagon and GOP lawmakers are caught by surprise

--in same vein, Trump administration has abruptly aborted funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs in favor of failed “abstinence” training

--new spin doctor Scaramucci shifts to Goebbels mode, threatening to purge leakers and others found to be disloyal

--it’s not easy for your humble host to defend a turd like Sessions, but Trump’s repeated public attacks show his ignorance and tenuous grasp of facts

--desperate to please the Stern Father, Sessions makes new threats to punish sanctuary cities

--signaling his disgust with Donald’s bullying of Jefferson, Rexxon Tillerson runs home to Texas after leaking his threats to resign

--as White House advisors fight over Afghanistan, Trump leans toward profiteering by handing the war to Dyncorp mercenaries, and considering grabbing minerals

--House approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea in veto-proof vote

--GOP won vote to debate Obamacare repeal by bare minimum, enabled by the "maverick" hypocrite, John McCain

--first repeal vote falls way short of GOP hopes, process may produce nothing but chaos

--in major setback for victims of military burn pits, federal judge dismisses class action suit against contractor KBR, declares military decisions immune from courts

--Israel denies entry to American interfaith leaders because they support BDS

--Snopes, the fact-checking website that isn’t always right, crowdfunds $500,000 in one day, but can we believe the Snopes version of its legal conflict? Read NY Times report here