Posted on Categories News & Comment

PBC News & Comment: Left Coast to Trump: No New Offshore Drilling!

TrumpCo announces plan to permit offshore drilling on both coasts, and governors of Washington, Oregon and California say “No Way!”….--California officials blast Sessions for marijuana crackdown plan, even as the state moves slowly to implement legalization

--New York has a plan to undermine GOP tax increases on blue states, different from California’s

--to resolve Dreamer hostage crisis, will Dems cave on Trump’s wall?

--searches of cellphones and computers at airports and borders jumped 60% last year

--in latest attack on Obamacare, Labor Dept. proposes rules to allow sale of scam insurance policies with lower prices and lousy coverage

--promoters of Trump-Russia scandal are moving the goalposts from collusion to obstruction, as NY Timesnew leak-based report says Mueller has strong evidence

--White House lawyer accused of withholding info from Trump on firing Comey once worked for Comey at Justice Dept.

--Michael Wolff’s new book gets big promotional boost from Trump’s efforts to kill it, as Wolff gets coverage from NBC and other outlets who built the Trump monster

--Steve Bannon’s quotes about Trump cause big donors to cut ties….to Bannon

--anonymous sources say FBI has resumed investigating the Clinton Foundation in an operation based in Little Rock

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola updates the Espionage Act prosecution of Reality Winner

--California man who was busted before Christmas for alleged terror plot is indicted in Fresno, for unknown reasons

--Pacifica Radio and its Berkeley flagship KPFA are at imminent risk of shutdown due to unpaid debts and decades of infighting and mismanagement

--Trump tweeted about plan to name most dishonest and corrupt media, and Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah nominates himself in full page NY Times ad