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PBC News & Comment: Historic Meeting in Panmunjon Peace House Raises Hopes

Great optics as Kim meets Moon to embrace broad agreement to end the 1950’s war and “denuclearize” the Korean peninsula….--many details remain, and Trump deserves a little credit….but he will try to take it all, and promote uncertainty about his meeting with Kim

--our Dear Tweeter had some praise for the Korean developments, after he attacked Jim Comey and heralded his exoneration in House Intel final report, just released

--new email leak, from Russian oligarch in exile Khodorkovsky, shows that lawyer Veselnitskaya had ties to Kremlin that she lied about to US officials

--Fox reporter Bret Baier had some tough questions for Comey about the dossier and Trump allies jump all over it

--in Gaza today, 3 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded as some tried to breach the Israeli security fence

--this week’s yellow journalism award goes to Robert Mackey at The Intercept for this biased report on Russian claims of fabricated Douma gas attack

--in Ohio governor’s Dem primary, Dennis Kucinich is attacked by Richard Cordray for speech in England to group tagged “pro-Assad”

--in Michigan, GOP candidate for governor Patrick Colbeck is slammed for smearing Muslim Democrat Abdul El-Sayed with phony links to Muslim Brotherhood

--Sean Hannity’s HUD-subsidized apartment investment in Georgia poverty zone shows huge jump in evictions since Hannity bought it

--at Counterpunch, Eric Draitser exposes another congressional race with 2 Democrats who have very deep histories in intelligence work

--our latest in-depth interview explores GMO’s, pesticides, healthy soils and organic crops in conversation with farmer/activist Howard Vlieger of Iowa