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PBC News & Comment: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

Crazy speculation about causes of California wildfires comes from Trump on the right, and leftish crazies who blame space weapons…--Trump’s arrogance and ignorance on equal display in recent tweets

--on Facebook, Liam Patrick from Bath, NY is a leading expert on the causes of fires in California, and a leftish climate change denier

--“evidence” cited includes 2018 YouTube video of woman blaming Rothschilds

--the actual causes are utility lines and human behavior

--Gov. Newsom is threatening PG&E with a public takeover, as PBC advocates

--in power shutdowns provoked by wildfire risks, cellphones are unreliable because carriers have no obligation to keep towers operating

--House committees start releasing transcripts of “secret” interviews, as White House blocks testimony from key lawyer, John Eisenberg

--Buzzfeed’s Jason Leopold does great reporting using FOIA, but first batch of Mueller investigation papers is underwhelming

--Hillary Clinton reacts to weak documentary “The Great Hack” and keeps the Russia blame game going amid hints she may try another run in 2020

--reporting on new polls and Wall St. fears, NY Times minimizes Bernie Sanders

--Beto O’Rourke drops out, as Kamala Harris makes the cut for November debate

--Dems lag hugely on social media, Axios reports

--Dems tap Obama campaign genius David Plouffe to run dark money super PAC to focus on social media in 4 key states

--NY Times runs 10-page special section analyzing Trump’s 11,390 tweets since 2016

--NY Times laments that Israel is losing support from progressives

--for unexplained reasons, White House has frozen promised military aid to Lebanon

--as election looms, UK’s conservative leader announces fracking ban

--rightwing British magazine The Spectator claims Jared Kushner gave MBS OK to arrest Khashoggi, and Turkey used it to blackmail Trump to exit Syria

--E. Jean Carroll, advice columnist who accused Trump of raping her, files defamation suit to follow up

--appeals court ignores Trump’s wild claims of immunity, orders his accounting firm to release tax records

--Oregon federal judge blocks Trump bid to require immigrants to prove they have health insurance

--Iraqis who risked their lives during US occupation are being denied refugee status to enter US