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PBC News & Comment: Fox Plays GOP Debaters Like “Idol” Contestants

As Trump, first GOP debate draw attention, Bernie catches up to Hillary in NH, progressives call out Sanders on wars…..

--Norman Solomon raises important questions about Sanders

--Fox plays GOP candidates like Idol contestants, Rick Perry is the loser

--just before he heads to Martha’s Vineyard, Obama campaigns for Iran deal

--Netanyahu duels Obama with same tired talking points

--Simon Tisdale makes important points about Iran deal here

--up to 600 refugees feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya; Greek islands are overwhelmed with refugees

--Turkey’s new war on its own Kurdish population is seen as political tool for Erdogan to consolidate power

--Senate is working on new cybersecurity law, CISA, that would require Facebook and Google to share all of our data with the government

--Kevin Gosztola’s new Shadowproof site reports on court overturning Idaho’s “ag-gag” law

--The Guardian follow up on its investigation of Chicago’s secret prison at Homan Square, where 82% of detainees are black

--San Francisco’s mayor is accused of taking bribes in motion filed by lawyer Tony Serra for “Shrimp Boy” in FBI sting operation that nailed state senator

--as Amazon plans drone deliveries, prison in Mansfield, OH gets drug delivery by drone