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PBC News & Comment: As Expected, Veep Debate Changes Little

Kamala Harris didn’t wipe the plexiglass partitions with Mike Pence, but held her own and scored some hits in debate…–your humble host opens with a range of commentary on the one-time encounter between the candidates, moderated by Susan Page of USA Today

–David Sirota notes that Harris was coached to defend Biden’s position of not ending fracking in order to win Pennsylvania

–steroid-addled Trump continues frantic behavior with video for seniors and TV interview where he slammed top allies

–in 45’s secret visit to Walter Reed last year, he demanded staff sign NDA’s

–after corporate-dominated debate commission shifts to virtual debate plan for next week, Trump bluffs about not participating

–Pelosi parries Trump on bailout negotiations, leaving the Best Dealmaker sputtering

–FBI arrests 6 militia men who were plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitman aver Covid lockdown

–in little-noticed statement, Joe Biden says he will end US support for war in Yemen, re-assess US-Saudi relations

–Facebook now says it will suspend all political advertising from late October onward

–House subcommittee calls for antitrust action against tech giants

–our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

–at MintPress, Raul Diego reports on development of implantable chips to diagnose Covid and other maladies

–in Milwaukee, protests erupt as DA declines to charge trigger-happy cop who killed armed Black teen who was running away

–in Minneapolis, the cop who suffocated George Floyd is released on bail

–in about-face, Kentucky AG now seeks to silence grand jurors in Brionna Taylor investigation

–during summer protests, San Francisco police reportedly used private surveillance network in violation of local law