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PBC News & Comment: Alabama Supreme Court Enables Rigged Election

Hours after John Brakey got restraining order, Roy Moore’s supreme court cronies block order to save special election ballot images…–in final campaign stop of sleazy election, Moore’s wife insults blacks and Jews

–Zephyr Teachout, Fordham law professor and progressive candidate, says “I’m not convinced Franken should quit” in op-ed

–with Franken and Conyers dismissed, GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold hangs on despite revelations of his “frat house” office atmosphere

–Trump tweets smears at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after she calls for his resignation

–in curious report that’s not being picked up by MSM so far, Fortune cites Russian media outlet report of Russian hacker confessing to breaching DNC

Mother Jones says Russian twitbots want Roy Moore to win

–GOP stalwart Max Boot is anti-Trump, and warns that Mueller investigation must be protected

Vice reports that US sanctions on Russia have actually helped Putin and oligarchs

–Putin takes victory lap through Syria and Egypt

–EU leaders unite in rebuff of Netanyahu call to recognize Jerusalem

–reports on accused NY Port Authority pipe bomber don’t mention an FBI informant, yet

–in trial of first cop accused of supporting IS, defense says FBI pushed defendant into criminal behavior after two years of coverage by paid informant

–at The Intercept, Will Parrish reports that Standing Rock protester being prosecuted for gun possession had pistol of boyfriend/FBI informant

–San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee dies suddenly from heart attack at age 65

–as he prepares to destroy net neutrality, FCC chair Ajit Pai hits social media for restricting conservative content