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PBC News & Comment: Sinclair, TV Station Chain, Is More Dangerous Than Fox

Trump’s FCC uses obsolete “UHF discount” to bend rules, allowing alt-right Sinclair to reach 72% of households despite 39% cap ….--read Politico’s report here

--state insurance commissioners struggle to make healthcare markets work, as threat of subsidy cuts remains and Anthem pulls out of some exchanges

--Mel Goodman has warned us about politicization at CIA, NY Times profile of Mike Pompeo shows he is political to the core

--2 staffers of House Intelligence went to London to contact dossier writer Christopher Steele, without approval from top GOP and Dem members

--at ConsortiumNews, Joe Lauria recaps the Seth Rich speculation, and confirms it was Seymour Hersh on the tape we played here last week

--in new in-depth interview, author Suzanne Gordon and VHA clients talk about ongoing efforts to privatize veterans’ healthcare

--Chicago sues “Justice Dept” over threat of funding cuts due to Sanctuary City policy, and Jeff Sessions blames that policy for Chicago’s high murder rate

--“Justice Dept” reverses Obama position, supports Ohio’s voter roll purges

--US media cheer for coup in Venzuela, as UN blames most violence on Maduro

--London’s Guardian offers a rare, pro-Maduro perspective

--Leaker-in-chief retweets leaked Fox News story about North Korea, then recklessly escalates rhetoric after news of ICBM/nuke capability

--Trump, Tillerson, Pence and Haley are not working from the same script

--latest DC leak is a sweeping climate change report from 13 agencies, amid concern that TrumpCo will block its release

--Dept of Agriculture memo bans use of “climate change” and “greenhouse gases”

--up to twice per day, 45 gets infusions of “good news” to prop up his sagging ego