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PBC News & Comment: Hillary Clinton Boosters…..Can We Talk?

The rising threat of Trump as GOP nominee triggers strong analytical articles  showing that Clinton would likely lose, Sanders prevail....--in Current Affairs, editor Nathan Robertson makes the case that Clinton would lose to Trump, but Sanders can beat the Donald: “One’s support for Sanders should increase in direct proportion to one’s fear of Trump.”

--Glenn Greenwald breaks out polling data that clearly show Sanders is more electable when paired with top 3 GOP candidates

--at South Carolina fundraiser, activist confronts Clinton over her 1994 comment about black youths “we need to bring them to heel”; video is here

--Apple files court brief, rejecting FBI demands to hack iPhone

--Pentagon funded Carnegie Mellon researchers who broke the Tor encryption system developed by Naval Research and still funded by State Dept.

--Nevada’s GOP governor, Brian Sandoval, swiftly removes his name from consideration for Supreme Court

--as reported yesterday, the 8-member Supreme Court will hear arguments on restrictive abortion “trap laws”; appeals court upholds Louisiana trap law

--based on study of economic recovery from 2008, NY Times names 10 most distressed cities in America

--Syrian cease-fire plan gains some traction, as Assad and US-backed rebels agree to 2 week halt in fighting

--VICE has 2 reports on preparation for the new war on Libya: France has covert forces in Libya, “preamble to larger intervention” here and Italy has relented, permitting US drone flights from base in Sicily, here

--This Won’t End Well Dept: Iowa House votes 62-36 to allow kids of all ages to handle handguns