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PBC News & Comment: Gloating Over Low-Ball Senate Win, Trump Fires Sessions

As expected, Trump’s scorched-earth campaigning expanded GOP Senate majority; as predicted, Jeff Sessions submits resignation as ordered, chaos continues….--Trump ally Matthew Whitaker will be acting AG, expect mischief

--Facebook colludes with intelligence minders, removes accounts linked to Russia’s IRA that tried to influence US midterms with posts in French and Russian

--in response to Pittsburgh massacre, some American Jewish leaders want to exploit sympathy to pass laws to silence critics of Israel

--almost 6 months after Singapore Summit, negotiations with North Korea are stalled

--in rare case of “domestic terrorist” with no FBI informant/enabler, jury convicts failed suicide bomber for 2017 subway pipe bomb incident

--Motel 6 agrees to pay $7.6 million to customers they turned into ICE, and promises not to do it again

--in Georgia, Stacey Abrams refuses to concede to Brian Kemp, who ran dirty voter suppression scheme, runoff or recount possible

--author and professor Carol Anderson drove elders to vote in Georgia, and they recalled the Jim Crow days

--Greg Palast is on the scene, witnessed 92-year-old voter being turned away at polls

--WhoWhatWhy details voting breakdowns, and demands real reforms

--Pelosi deserves credit for engineering the possible: midterms usually favor the out party, but her 11-seat majority limits what’s possible, and likely

--Pelosi faces a challenge from freshman who vowed not to support her for Speaker

--women were big winners in House races

--in Senate, Dems lose IN, MO and ND, tie in FL and pickup in NV

--Senate GOP will have little interference in court packing plans

--young people did vote, and mostly for Democrats

--many races still not decided

--Kris Kobach lost, Scott Walker ousted as Dems gain 7 governorships so far

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola recaps key ballot measures