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PBC News & Comment: Sadness Blankets the Homeland as Carly Fiorina Quits

Queen of Mean Carly Fiorina yields to reality, fires staff and shuts down campaign at same time as Chris Christie….

 

--Sanders supporters are stunned by inner workings of Dem primary system, and the role of superdelegates who mostly supported Clinton in 2008

--in PBS debate in Milwaukee tonight, will Sanders and Clinton face any questions about surveillance, Ed Snowden and the loss of 4th amendment rights?

--placing 2nd in New Hampshire, John Kasich gets tagged as a moderate, which is largely untrue, as The Guardian reports

--Rep. Alan Grayson, fiery progressive now seeking Marco Rubio’s senate seat in Florida, has a secret life as a hedge fund manager

--in Oregon, last 4 occupiers are negotiating a probable end to the standoff, as Cliven Bundy is arrested in Portland

--as Ferguson city council balks at costs of reforms, Justice Dept. files lawsuit to force compliance

--in latest outrage, Cleveland sues to collect $500 ambulance fee from family of Tamir Rice

--prosecutions from decades ago for torture and other crimes move forward in Germany, South Africa, Romania….but not in America

--French foreign minister quits, blames US for mess in Syria

--Guardian report says Putin “is running rings around the west” in Syria

--Iraqi forces claim they have liberated Ramadi

--Princeton University opens difficult dialogue about the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson

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PBC News & Comment: Sanders is First Jewish American to Win a Primary

In historic wins, Bernie Sanders becomes first American Jew to win a primary, Trump is first combover reality TV star to break the barrier… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Sanders is First Jewish American to Win a Primary

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PBC News & Comment: Wow! Jeb Bush Says He Wants to Overturn ‘Citizens United’

Jeb earns an exclamation point, as SuperPAC leader deplores Supreme Court ruling that allowed him to raise over $100 million…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Wow! Jeb Bush Says He Wants to Overturn ‘Citizens United’

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In-Depth Interview: Bill Black and Bank Whistleblowers United Have a Detailed Plan to Clean Up Wall Street Corruption

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Bill Black, who was a major whistleblower during the 1980's savings and loan financial crimes, explains that Wall Street can be cleaned up without new laws. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Bill Black and Bank Whistleblowers United Have a Detailed Plan to Clean Up Wall Street Corruption

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PBC News & Comment: In New Hampshire, Shitstorms Precede Snowstorm for Primary Election Day

Clinton campaign shows desperation, cluelessness in last-minute attacks on Sanders, including McCarthy-style smears and nasty attacks from Bill…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: In New Hampshire, Shitstorms Precede Snowstorm for Primary Election Day

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In-Depth Interview With F-Bombs: Author Ben Parker on His “Field Guide to the F Word”

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Ben Parker is a delightful 94-year-old Navy veteran whose book about the infamous F-word doesn't spell it out a single time.  In this conversation, be warned: we do use the F-word a few times, and play parts of songs that do, too. Continue reading In-Depth Interview With F-Bombs: Author Ben Parker on His “Field Guide to the F Word”

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PBC News & Comment: In Debate, Clinton Skillfully Exploits Sanders’ Biggest Weakness

In New Hampshire debate, Sanders performs well until topic turns to foreign policy, where Clinton exposes his weak talking points…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: In Debate, Clinton Skillfully Exploits Sanders’ Biggest Weakness

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PBC News & Comment: VICE News Reveals Secret Corporate Terrorism Database

Modeled on secret, unaccountable “no-fly” lists, World Check is corporate data collection used by spooks and corporations without transparency, accountability… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: VICE News Reveals Secret Corporate Terrorism Database

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In-Depth Interview: Seeking the Real Story of Oregon Occupation and Death of LaVoy Finicum

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Attorney, rancher and activist Todd Macfarlane provides an insider view of the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge led by Ammon Bundy, and the police killing of LaVoy Finicum at a roadblock on January 26. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Seeking the Real Story of Oregon Occupation and Death of LaVoy Finicum

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PBC News & Comment: Democrats and Republicans Squabble About Iowa Caucuses

Trump unloads on Cruz for “fraud” and “stealing” the election, Sanders moves on despite missing tallies and unexplained coin flips… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Democrats and Republicans Squabble About Iowa Caucuses