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PBC News & Comment: Finally, Bernie Sanders Pops the Million-Dollar Question!

Sen. Bernie Sanders asks the question we've been pounding for months: are top elected leaders being spied on by NSA?...Click here for free audiobook download that generates $15 to PBC Podcast from Audible!

Here is the link to the video of the satire song, Just Trust Us.

NSA's response to Sanders: members of Congress have same rights as the rest of us, which means, um, not many.

--debate continues about clemency or plea-bargain for Snowden

--new California bill would attempt to limit NSA spying here

--Glenn Greenwald responds to critics about his new media deal with Omidyar and Snowden's stipulation that documents not all be released at once;  Sibel Edmonds continues her critique of Greenwald, raising more important questions

--Washington Post and Center for Responsive Politics team up for major expose on latest web of Koch-funded secret networks

--Steve Horn reports that North Dakota rail car oil explosion included other dangerous chemicals

--far-right radio host Laura Ingraham feeds alarums to her fans over non-existant threats to right-wing talk, even as it expands its dominance over commercial talk radio

--desperate California Republicans refocus their hate on transgender students and bathroom insecurities

--Liz Cheney drops out of Wyoming Senate race

--Supreme Court freezes gay marriage in Utah

--Falluja falls again, lazy US media ties fighters there and in Syria to alQaeda

--movie and music producer Saul Zaentz dies

--Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74, here is Joel Selvin's candid tribute