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PBC News & Comment: Clinton Tries to Explain Her Vote for Iraq War

Under intense grilling from Chris Matthews, Hillary Clinton says she trusted Bush and he promised $20 billion to rebuild NYC….--NY Times report on Monday explores Bill and Hillary’s roles in Haiti since the earthquake, marked by corporatism and cronyism

--an additional source demonstrates that in Massachusetts primary, exit polls showed Sanders winning by 6 points [Theodore Souras at]

--Trump has benefited from massive “free media” coverage, estimated at $400 million in February, $2 billion total so far

--after reporter says she was assaulted by Trump’s campaign manager, “Breitbart News” implodes with internal fights over Trump influence

--NY Times editors announce new plan to restrict use of anonymous sources

--as Russian forces withdraw from Syria, Putin scores big and sends a message to Assad, comments Neil MacFarquhar in NY Times

--in strong analysis piece, Joe Lauria raises important questions about the Russian shift

--Yemen’s Houthi rebels swap prisoners with Saudis, signal readiness for peace talks

--advocates for rational drug policies warn that UN conference on drug war will preserve status quo, reject harm reduction

--ObamaCo cancels plans for offshore oil drilling on south east coast

--in the Senate, bipartisan move to kill Pentagon’s costly blimp program

--errors on terrorist watch list creep into lower court cases with no connection to terrorism, reports The Intercept

--in Michigan, suspect in shooting spree says the Uber App made him do it

--new report shows podcast listening has doubled since 2013, please pat yourself on the back for being an early adopter!