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PBC News & Comment: Funding Trump’s Wall, Supreme Court Shreds the Constitution

Using manufactured technicality, SCOTUS lets Trump grab Pentagon money to build some Wall, defying Congress, and Constitution’s separation of powers…--another gross example of minority rule

--the Stable Genius could’ve spent the weekend reveling in his victory, but he chose to attack more African-Americans on Twitter, calling them racists

--embracing the demagogue’s “send her back” meme, Sen. Rand Paul says Rep. Ilhan Omar is ungrateful to be an American, says she should go back to Somalia

--Trump also tweeted his expected dismissal of Dan Coats as DNI, plans to appoint a partisan Texas congressman with no relevant experience

--at The Intercept, James Risen overcomes his Russiagate fog, almost, to point out that Mike Pompeo is really the Intel czar

--Ed Bitowsky’s lawsuit exposes critical new threads in Seth Rich case; watch his interview on CN Live here, and read the “Florida Squeeze” blog post here

--DC insider and NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd was the target of critical tweets, and she lashes out at “progressive puritans” who favor impeachment

--Hong Kong protesters got more tear gas over the weekend, as Beijing signaled that HK leaders can crack down

--in Moscow, 1,300 protesters were arrested for wanting free elections

--2 mass shootings in California in 2 days, one at Gilroy Garlic Festival, reportedly the 43rd mass shooting in the US in July