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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