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PBC News & Comment: The Grand Theft Congress

The only major product of GOP one-party rule is tax cut for corporations and super-rich, funded by middle class, deficits….–House passes tax package along party lines, Senate passage appears imminent

–David Sirota earns credit for exposing Sen. Bob Corker as a devious sack of shit, basis for blistering editorial  and op-ed in NY Times

–Steve Horn, now at The Young Turks, shows that UPS and FedEx won’t add jobs after tax cuts

–whistleblower lawyer Steve Kohn says that last-minute deletions make America great again, for tax cheats

–White House accuses North Korea of WannaCry cyberattack, without mentioning that malware was stolen from NSA; hacker who killed it is on trial

–Islamic State is out of Syria….was it due to Trump’s secret plan”

–Yemeni fighters launch another missile at Ryadh, and US blames Iran

–US vetoes UN resolution against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

–apparently unable to find evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, Senate Intel turns focus to Green Party candidate Jill Stein

House moves to extend FISA law with possible amendments

–TrumpCo micromanages words for CDC, as EPA uses GOP operatives to harass EPA employees who speak out; EPA water fountains spew sewage at DC HQ

–Rexxon Tillerson slams into reverse, says N. Korea must “earn” talks

–8 Palestinians have died in protests over Trump Jerusalem decision

–in Jakarta, 80,000 march in protest as leaders call for US boycott

–Palestinian activists are accustomed to Israeli punishment, now Abbas is crushing dissent, too