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PBC News & Comment: Top House Dem Says It’s Time for Pelosi to Retire

Breaking taboo, 5th-ranked Democrat Linda Sanchez politely says it’s “time to pass the torch to new generation of leaders”…--Trump ignores his generals, announces he will “decertify” Iran agreement, which is not really an available option

--at ConsortiumNews, Bob Parry continues to lead Russiagate skeptics, as he debunks the exaggerated claims of “Russia-linked” Facebook ads

--NRA and its GOP minions throw a bone to gun control advocates, open to banning “bump stocks” for semi-automatic guns

--in the GOP “thoughts and prayers” caucus, the # 1 recipient of NRA cash is John McCain

--polls show strong support for a number of gun regulations

--recently added to NY Times op-ed lineup, conservative Bret Stephens says “Repeal the second amendment

--Las Vegas investigators confirm Paddock left a note, say it’s not a “suicide note” but won’t reveal the message

--right-wing media outlets promote IS claim that Paddock converted to Islam 6 months ago

--Iraq claims victory over IS, says it has banished them to Syrian border town

--after Rexxon Tillerson’s stout assertion that he’s not planning to resign, NY Times runs political obituary

--2 Americans who volunteered to fight against IS have been killed in Syria

--3 American “advisers” killed at border of Mali, Niger

--Jeff Sessions proclaims the Justice will no longer protect gay and transgender Americans from discrimination

--federal judge orders Interior Dept to reinstate restrictions on methane emissions

--Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, accused by numbers of women of sexual harassment over decades, issues general apology, takes leave of absence

--the late Ed Heath, former British prime minister, is accused of decades of sex abuse involving boys and men

--GOP Congressman Tim Murphy votes for unconstitutional abortion law, just after announcing retirement following claim by mistress that he advised an abortion

--in The Guardian, Jessica Valenti offers straight talk about Republican 20-week abortion ban, with criminal penalties