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PBC News & Comment: Run Bernie, Run!

John Nichols interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who’s considering running for president in 2016; it’s great news for progressives…Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and they’ll kick in 15 bucks to the PBC Podcast!

–read the Nichols-Sanders interview here.

–Obama denounces Crimean separation, spins Kiev govt as legit, democratic; hear an excerpt from Robert Parry interview on the Neocon role in Ukraine

–Senate kills the stronger anti-rape-in-military measure by Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY), passes weaker bill by Sen. McCaskill (D?-MO)

–Gen. Sinclair pleads guilty to 3 charges

–CIA denies spying on Senate Intel committee

–Israel’s latest fishy story: it intercepted Hezbollah missiles bound for Gaza

–Steve Horn:  DoD sees climate change impacts as “threat multipliers”, read about it here

–Facebook draws fire for changing rules on gun sales

–Dems launch major counterattack on Koch brothers

–California jobs picture improves—only 2.6 applicants per opening, reduced from 6.2

–Oakland Council balks at citywide surveillance plan