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PBC News & Comment: P G & E Goes Rogue Again, Files Chapter 11

Screwing wildfire victims, California’s rogue utility with criminal history makes premature bankruptcy filing while it’s still solvent; state takeover possible….--“You can’t believe a word they say”, says state senator

--as US corporate media “manufactures consent” for Venezuela coup with heavily biased reporting, most Democrats support Trump or avoid the issue

--John Bolton lays it out to Fox Biz News, “we’re looking at the oil assets”

--Maduro offers to talk with Guaido, but the US-backed “opposition leader” doesn’t seem interested

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola exposes CNN’s pro-coup coverage

--at The Nation, George Ciccariello-Maher is blunt: an attempted coup is underway in Venezuela

--former British ambassador Craig Murray calls it “another barefaced CIA regime change coup”

--Trump picks new fight with Intel heads, says they are “naïve” about Iran and North Korea, suggests they “go back to school”

--in rare comments, Mitch McConnell disagrees with Trump and opposes withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

--Foxconn conned Scott Walker into $4 billion giveaways, and it keeps changing plans for Wisconsin factory

--Apple, one of Foxconn’s biggest customers, scramble to fix Facetime flaw detected by 14-year-old

--the FBI battle to crack iPhones is a reason that the ancient reporters at CalBuzz don’t trust Sen. Kamala Harris

--WashPost columnist Monica Hesse raises good questions about the relationship between Harris and Willie Brown 20 years ago

--Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is asking good questions about Mnuchin’s conflicts in easing sanctions on Derapaska

--El Chapo’s defense rested after 30 minutes and only one witnessd

--US media blacks out coverage of Mexican auto workers strike

--Dems pick 2018 Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams to speak after re-scheduled State of the Union speech