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PBC News & Comment: Sanders Girds for Contested Convention

While corporate media have focused on possible GOP contested convention, Sanders has just said he expects a contested Democratic convention…–arguing that Clinton may not clinch nomination based on pledged delegates, Sanders hopes to deny her first-ballot win, and press superdelegates to switch

–Clinton catches up to Sanders in April fundraising

–in NY Times, Mark Lander reveals that Clinton dragged her feet on talks with Iran, delaying them to second term

–Trump has been saying nice things about Sanders, leading to speculation of Sanders voters switching to Trump

–GOP voter suppression, now sanctioned in Texas by recent Supreme Court ruling, will reshape the electorate in more conservative direction

–filmmaker Margaret Brown just released The Black Belt, showing how Alabama has shut 31 DMV offices to build obstacles to ID access

–FBI seems more interested in preserving secret surveillance than prosecuting suspects

–ex-cop in Philadelphia has spent 7 months in solitary for refusing to unlock his computer, suspected of containing child porn; says he can’t remember password

–after being quoted last week in Washington Post, Don Siegelman is sent to solitary confinement again

–in op-ed, Chelsea Manning calls solitary confinement “no touch torture”

–protesters stormed the Green Zone in Baghdad over the weekend to protest corruption

–CIA takes victory lap on 5 year mark of bin Laden raid, “live-tweeting” the sequence of the raid—as they tell it

–Larry Wilmore showed balls at White House Correspondent’s Dinner, asking Obama who he was killing that night

–peace activist for decades, Father Dan Berrigan dies at age 94; his friend Rev. John Dear talked about him on Democracy Now