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PBC News & Comment: Immigration Stalemate on Capitol Hill Worsens

Conflict, confusion continue, as Border Patrol appears to end “zero tolerance” but Trump says it remains his policy; chaos in House…..--hard-line immigration bill is defeated, as vote on “compromise” bill is postponed

--Storm Trooper Nielsen keeps lying, says Homeland Security has plan to reunite split families, but hasn’t shared it with people on the front lines

--Trump’s momentary display of concern for kids with executive order has loopholes and assumptions that show it’s an empty gesture

--Trump feeds distortion, diversion and deception to angry mob in Duluth

--our Dear Tweeter keeps pouring gas on the fire he started, dictating terms for immigration bills as he refuses to actually work the process

--Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd opposes even the “compromise bill”, which Pelosi says must be a compromise “with the devil”

--has Melania gone rogue? She made surprise visit to Texas lockup for kids

--profiteers swarm at the border, even defense contractor General Dynamics has a piece of the action

-federal appeals court upholds lower court rejection of burn pits lawsuit against KBR

--in new, in-depth interview, investigative reporter Greg Palast updates us on Kobach’s loss of case requiring citizenship proof, and Supreme Court’s OK of caging

--South Korea presses North for its de-nuke plans, as Pentagon boss Mattis admits nothing has happened since Singapore

--at ConsortiumNews, Gareth Porter names media, partisan Dems and Deep Staters as promoters of status quo on Korean peninsula

--Michael Cohen investigation subpoena’s National Enquirer execs over silencing of former playmate Karen McDougal

--in Israel, Sara Netanyahu is indicted for fraud related to expenses at the prime minister’s residence

--billionaire Mike Bloomberg will bet $80 million on Democrats running for Congress, including those intel and military veterans we’ve talked about here

--in Sacramento, net neutrality bills are derailed by Democrat who gets money from A T & T

--recording artist John Dissed is back with a new CD, American University, about JFK, his assassination and the coverup