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PBC News & Comment: Finally, Trump Allies Fear For Their Political Lives

Double-talking Sen. Ben Sasse tells Nebraska voters he fears “Blue Tsunami” and slams Trump as he works to confirm Barrett….–in dueling town hall TV shows, Biden draws 1 million more viewers and is mostly coherent as angry Trump sputters under grilling by Savannah Guthrie

–Speaker Pelosi is pressured by Dems and allies to accept Trump’s bailout offer, but they forget that he can’t deliver it

–petulant tyrant president rejects California’s routine request for disaster funds due to wildfires

–raging fires consume foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro

–worsening drought affects half of US, as La Niña portends dry winter on West Coast

–Mexican farmers in Chihuahua state seize control of Boquilla dam in fight over dwindling water supplies

–petty tyrant president seems to follow through on threat to cut federal funding to Portland, where demonstrations continue

–in Jason Leopold FOIA case, judge demands confirmation that Trump’s tweets are legitimate presidential orders

–NSC adviser Robert O’Brien says that Trump’s tweets about pulling troops out of Afghanistan is a legit order

–Trump’s wrecking crew is working overtime to gut regulations, apparently fearing their time is up

–as your humble host predicted, the Hunter Biden-Ukraine story is back with a vengeance

–Glenn Greenwald slams Facebook and Twitter over ham-handed censorship

–major problems in Ohio, as printer of mail-in ballots screws up bigly

–in dissent, federal judge in Tennessee calls out enabling of voter suppression by courts

–Kanye West is on 10 state ballots as presidential candidate, but in CA he’s VP candidate for minor party that once supported George Wallace

–more deadly behavior by LA County sheriffs exposed by LA Times

–at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola covers the lawsuit by COnsortiumNews against Canadian TV network for false claims

–at MintPress, Raul Diego reports on NC hub for torture and rendition flights

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

–NYC will create RBG statue in Brooklyn

–decades after RBG sued Rutgers over equal pay, female professors are fighting for equal pay, again

–this weekend, there’s an online benefit concert to aid concert workers, featuring Foo Fighters and Dave Matthews, look on YouTube, #SOSFest

–and for weekend viewing, Aaron Sorkin’s “Trial of the Chicago 7” debuts on Netflix