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PBC News & Comment: D Stands for Denial

Obama meets with Sanders, endorses Clinton with video, press secretary confirms “criminal investigation” into her emails, D stands for Denial….--Bernie meets Barack, all smiles for the cameras, as Sanders signals he will probably support Clinton

--Clinton campaign releases Obama’s endorsement video

--press secretary Josh Earnest admits that it’s a “criminal investigation” into Clinton email scandal

--like an old-style girl’s bike, the bar was lowered for Hillary…she still doesn’t have 2,383 pledged delegates

--Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweaks Trump, endorses Clinton, and tries to woo Sanders supporters in unconvincing pitch

--Matt Taibbi comments on the denial inside the Beltway

--Daily Banter post epitomizes the pro-Hillary delusion: she’s faced 25 years of attacks, so she is immunized petition urges Sanders not to bow out

--at The Nation, D.D. Guttenplan has advice for Clinton fans

--Trumps racist comments alarm GOP leaders, who are still exploring ways to dump him, Sen. McConnell sounds warning

--David Brooks goes hard against Trump in NY Times column

--Shane Ryan slams corporate media for its early coronation of Clinton

--the media interference appeared to depress turnout in California to about 48%, 2.5 million ballots remain to be counted, including 700,000 provisional ballots

--2 Palestinians killed 4 Israelis at Tel Aviv restaurant, test for new, extreme defense minister Lieberman

--Libyan fighters advance on Sirt, Daesh stronghold on coast

--US will prosecute American who went to join IS but didn’t fight

--federal appeals court in San Francisco upholds California law banning concealed weapons without permit

--Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Pennsylvania justice should have recused himself, Clarence Thomas dissents

--in bipartisan vote, House approves bill to put unaccountable panel in charge of Puerto Rico’s debt problems