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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