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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 Bradblog.com 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