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PBC News & Comment: Exposed: Kamala Harris’ San Francisco Rise, Joe Biden’s Iraq Lies

Politico offers deep, accurate account of Kamala’s early years, and Prof. Stephen Zunes delivers well-researched contradictions of Joe’s debate lies….

–Harris climbed the social ladder in San Francisco with big boosts from boyfriend Willie Brown, as Michael Kruse details

–University of San Francisco professor of politics Zunes hasn’t forgotten Biden’s over-the-top support for Bush’s war in Iraq
–new Iowa poll shows Warren surging, and enables Yang and Castro to join September debates
–Warren leads candidates in demanding Walmart end gun sales after Missouri man legally carried “tactical weapons” and 100 rounds of ammo into Walmart store
–Trump and McConnell make noises about allowing vote on background checks, but they need to ask the NRA first
–my local mayor has ordered flags kept at half-mast until Congress takes action
–“red flag” laws are promoted as a tool to reduce gun violence
–a knife was the weapon of a mass killer in Garden Grove, CA, who killed 4 people before he was arrested
–notorious Charles Manson, who was defined by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, gets a re-write from journalist Tom O’Neill in fascinating podcast interview with Jeff Schectman
–as mentioned here yesterday, we can confirm that no employers were rounded up in ICE sweep in Mississippi this week
–in fact-checking Tucker Carlson’s “Russia hoax” comment, NY Times lies about “Russian interference” in election systems; new report from The Verge shows big security vulnerabilities
–is it wrong to name and shame Trump donors? Boycott of Steve Ross companies is called harassment
–Antifa’s doxxing of Proud Boys used in prosecution for NY street brawl, but cops can’t identify Antifa squad
–in Venezuela, Maduro halts Barbados talks with opposition after Trump’s new sanctions, which UN commissioner slams the sanctions
–electrical blackout hit large portions of England and Wales today
–Russia claims incident at missile test site didn’t release radiation, but locals made a run on iodine, which suggests otherwise
–Brazilian court defends Glenn Greenwald’s right to publish dirt on Bolsonaro and Judge Moro
–reporter Carey Gillam details how Monsanto attacked her for writing about Roundup
–released court documents show that Ghislaine Maxwell pimped young girls for Jeffrey Epstein, and herself, and her accuser says Trump didn’t participate, at least to her knowledge