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PBC News & Comment: Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks Backlash

FCC’s corporate giveaway on net neutrality prompts wave of lawsuits, and state legislation to protect all users from discrimination….--in silly photo op, Trump poses with stacks of paper, representing growth of regulation and his desire to cut rules, even if results are dangerous

--two examples in the news: coal mining rules eased, fast food labor rules altered

--new round of White House leaks suggest that Rexxon Tillerson’s days are numbered as Secretary of State

--at The American Conservative, Daniel Martin sizes up the anti-war movement, and doesn’t find much

--at TomDispatch, Andrew Bacevich asks where is the outrage about nonstop war?

--in annual news conference, Putin is puzzled by Trump/Russia scandal

--Buzzfeed treads lightly on story of Russian hacker who claims he hacked DNC and Clinton emails that weren’t hacked

--veteran Russia expert Stephen Cohen slams Dems and MSM over Russiagate, defends Flynn and Tillerson

--actress Omarosa Manigault-Newman leaves White House, prepared to capitalize on her experience as only black woman on Trump’s staff

--Democrats ramp up demands for Trump to resign over sex accusations, but avoid talk of impeachment

--after Alabama senate victory, Dems hope to retake Senate…but their message is muddled without championing Medicare for all and impeachment

--in our new in-depth interview, Norman Solomon reports on the DNC Unity Reform Commission; elimination of superdelegates is unlikely

--sex offender file today includes Judge Alex Kozinski, Dustin Hoffman and Tavis Smiley

--Somali-Americans being deported by ICE were shackled for 46 hours, denied bathrooms and some were beaten

--inspector general reports widespread abuse of detainees at immigration prisons

--hundreds of travelers had Global Entry passes revoked in apparent ethnic and religious profiling

-GOP’s wheeling and dealing on corporate tax cuts comes to an end, and lobbyists ruled the secretive process, but CHIP insurance program remains unfunded