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PBC News & Comment: In Midterm Desperation, Trump Goes for “Batshit Crazy” Voters

Trump’s scorched-earth fear campaign moves to Defcon 4 as he ruthlessly, recklessly promotes partisan division with proven lies, constant tweets….–Trump bullies lame duck Speaker Ryan for telling the truth: “you cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order”

–scrambling to hold on to her seat, Missouri ConservaDem Sen. Claire McCaskill separates herself from “crazy Democrats”

–Democratic dark money superPac peels back the curtain a little, sharing its strategy of fighting GOP on issues, not Trump

WhoWhatWhy continues its great election coverage, exposing how 8 states require voters to declare their race on registration forms

–David Sirota and colleague publish lengthy expose of initiative battle in Colorado, where Big Oil wants to squelch local control

–David Dayen helps California voters understand the $140 million struggle over Proposition 8, which would regulate dialysis industry

–more details emerge about pipe bomb suspect Sayoc’s online research of his targets

–at The Intercept, Natasha Lennard takes on media’s “both-siderism” in coverage of hate speech and violence

–Turkish prosecutor keeps up pressure on Saudis, repeating alleged details of Khashoggi’s killing, without evidence

–2 Saudi Arabian sisters who lived in Virginia are found dead on Hudson River bank in New York, after they sought US asylum protection

–Indonesia expresses outrage after Saudis execute Indonesian citizen for murder of her employer, she said it was self-defense

–FBI informer/mob hitman Whitey Bulger meets brutal death in prison

–Robert Mueller, who ran FBI when Bulger was a paid informant, asks FBI to investigate reports of attempted frame-up of Mueller on harassment allegations