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PBC News & Comment: Sanders Surge Produces Backlash From Democratic Establishment

As Sanders scores in the polls, and with new “America” commercial, alarmed Clinton allies shamelessly, irrationally attack from every angle….--new Suffolk U poll shows Sanders with 50-41 lead in New Hampshire

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola accurately analyzes the motives and methods of Clinton’s surrogates

--NY Times columnist Paul Krugman joins the scrum, offering condescending advice to Sanders supporters and employing a Clinton talking point

--Clinton team trots out 10 “foreign policy experts” to hammer Sanders—some points are valid—but Lee Fang reports that half of them have ties to military contractors

--al Jazeera hits Sanders on his rejection of SuperPacs, after enviro group spends $20,000 on independent ads for Sanders

--David Brock, who once ran the dirty operations to sink Bill Clinton, is a major figure in Hillary’s efforts to bring down Sanders; Brock now runs Blue Nation Review blog site and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

--Obama administration urges Haiti to go forward with sham election Sunday, here's good background info

--amid GOP-fueled hysteria about Syrian refugees, cooler heads in the Senate try to block Trump-inspired immigration limits

--Iranian Americans protest new immigration rules that lump them with Syrians and Iraqis

--at Vice News, Jason Leopold reports that 3 Dem senators are demanding that Obama order CIA boss John Brennan to apologize for spying on Intelligence staff