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PBC News & Comment: After Stinky Debate, Rules Will Change

Trump interrupted Biden over 70 times, and rolled over moderator Chris Wallace in scorched-earth delivery last night in Cleveland…--debate commission will tighten up rules—how ‘bout a mic switch?

--Biden held up pretty well under blistering assault; he fumbled a few times, but no gaffes that will go viral

--Trump’s litany of lies and insults defies recapping

--post-debate polls vary, but most show Biden won

--pre-debate show shows low undecided and no change by likely voters

--Biden sets new fundraising record in hour after debate

--during the debate, many Americans were searching for info about moving to Canada

--Dem Rep. Tom Malinowski draws death threats after GOP campaign arm echoes QAnon attacks

--ex-FBI director Comey testifies about Russiagate to Senate panel

--after attorney from Muller investigation served up criticism, St. Bob breaks silence

--in letter to AG and DNI, House members asked if unauthorized surveillance is going on

--after 3-year fights, TrumpCo backs down from blocking abortions for migrant teenagers, and a judge has blocked immigration fee increases

--at Assange extradition hearing, secret witness testimony about plot to poison Assange draws wider media coverage; we cite Shadowproof, ConsortiumNews and Craig Murray

--and The Intercept breaks its silence to report that hacking charges have been proven false

--Aaron Maté testifies at UN about OPCW manipulating reports on chemical weapons use in Syria

--NY Times promises fresh examination of ISIS reports that have been challenged

--LA man is arrested an charged in shooting of two deputies

--as spy operation Palantir goes public, Buzzfeed reveals that LA PD makes heavy use of its data tools

--Portland police trainers testified to grand juries about cases that knew little about

--Portland officials are re-thinking federal deputization of local coops

--our daily Covid-19 update

--20 wildfires are still scorching California

--Students for Justice in Palestine at Columbia pass referendum against Israeli apartheid

--Facebook Messenger is merging with Instagram