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PBC News & Comment: Draft War Powers Law Has Scary Detention Clause

The new bipartisan authorization for use of Military force has broad detention language, much worse than Obama’s 2012 NDAA did….–Jon Schwartz breaks it down in an excellent report at The Intercept

–details emerge on origins of Mueller Questions, including threat to subpoena Trump to appear before a grand jury

–at ConsortiumNews, Ray McGovern and Bill Binney think Mueller is on a “fishing expedition” and is laying perjury traps for Trump

–Trump shuffles legal team again: Ty Cobb is out, and Emmet Flood is in

patronizing op-ed by Molly Roberts in WashPost panders to establishment Dems and paints Jill Stein as kooky

–Cambridge Analytica is going out of business

–in effort to mollify Trump and keep arms flowing, Ukraine’s Poroshenko government halts Manafort investigations

–in Sacramento, official Stephon Clark autopsy conflicts with private examination

–Golden State Killer investigation shows that DNA info isn’t private

–predictably, Trump is backing Netanyahu’s lies about Iran, but European leaders aren’t buying them

–major Afghan drug kingpin with deep ties to CIA and DEA has quietly been released from prison

–embattled EPA director Scott Pruitt’s trip to Morocco enabled his lobbyist pal to pick up contract with government of Morocco

–Iowa joins the pack of red states with a clearly unconstitutional abortion law…will the Democrats fight for choice?

–in the fight against fake news, Facebook is asking users to rank trusted media outlets, and it’s also equating left-bias and hate speech