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PBC News & Comment: GOP Cowers to Trump’s Bullying

Lame-duck Sen. Bob Corker proposes limits on Trump’s tariff powers, but fearful GOP senators are afraid to “poke the bear”….–Trump broke the rules, tweeted on election day, costing Rep. Mark Sanford a primary defeat

–liberal linguistics prof. George Lakoff says Trump is winning the linguistic war

–corporate media and Dems slam Trump over concessions to Kim Jong-un

NY Times editorial is one example

ConsortiumNews editor Joe Lauria uses NY Times coverage to argue that Nixon got more bipartisan support for trip to China in 1972

–Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof has cogent comments, too

–the blue sky propaganda video shown to Kim was produced by the National Security Council, and they didn’t bother to check the name of the fake producer

–Trump continues to pound Canada’s Justin Trudeau, even as his lies are exposed

–since Trump was against the AT&T merger with Time Warner, it’s OK

–Zephyr Teachout explains the cost of mergers in great op-ed

–Massachusetts AG is first to sue members of Sackler family, whose Purdue Pharma made wealthy from Oxycontin sales

NY Times seems ready to throw reporter Ali Watkins under the bus, launcing its own investigation after learning her emails were grabbed by prosecutors

–detractors of St. James Comey are eagerly awaiting Justice inspector general’s report on Clinton email investigation

–Michael Cohen is re-lawyering up, perhaps to delay proceedings or to seek a plea deal

in op-ed, Liza Featherstone slams Denver Planned Parenthood for trying to block union organizing

–making it clear that Jeff Bezos runs Seatlle, city council repeals tax on large companies to address homeless problem

–investigators blame P G & E utility for causing most of the 2017 Wine Country fires

–California voters will face choice to split into 3 states in November