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PBC News & Comment: Court-Stacking Confirmation Hearings Begin

GOP senators tweak Dems over Barrett’s extreme religious views, and Biden says her faith is off-limits, a big mistake, bad strategy…–Koch expert Christopher Leonard says Barrett represents a key to Charles Koch’s max deregulation dreams

–in GOP conference call, GOP senators are blunt: no help for unemployed Americans if it benefits Pelosi and Dems

–NSA whistleblower Russ Tice comments on our Kevin Gosztola interview about Assange extradition hearing

–ex-CIA boss enjoys media blitz to plug new book, cuz nobody asks him any tough questions about the origins of Russiagate scheme as RealClearInvestigations reveals more about his role

–in new, in-depth interview, Brad Friedman of says Georgia election risks put him in Twitter jail, and explains concerns about mail-in voting

–Democrats set new records in early mail-in voting

–polls show Biden with solid leads in key states

–in reversal, Zuckerberg bans Holocaust denial on Facebook

–in epic Sunday front-pager, NY Times shows Trump’s pay-to-play swamp, which enriches him personally

–Portland protesters topple statues of Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt for Indigenous Peoples Day

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

–Kim Jong-Un unveils new ICBM, and cries for his people

–Mexico’s top court has ordered the legislature to legalize marijuana by Dec. 15