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PBC News & Comment: Obama Leads Dems Over the Cliff for Hillary

In powerful DNC speech, Obama goes all-in for Hillary, risking his party and legacy with embrace of weak, damaged candidate….--repeating the same talking points, Panetta, Biden, Bloomberg, Kaine and Obama all say Hillary is qualified and credible; outside the bubble, most voters disagree

--new poll shows 43% of voters rate Trump as honest, only 32% for Clinton

--convention managers managed, sometimes bullied Sanders delegates, and worked to obscure walkouts and drown out chants, as Shadowproof reports

--at DNC, wealthy donors, lobbyists and corporate sponsors say it’s “business as usual”

--oil and gas industries are big sponsors at DNC and on TV coverage

--Veep candidate Sen. Tim Kaine dances around controversial fracking pipeline proposed in Virginia, but he opposed Keystone XL

--Rudy Giuliani says Muslims on US watch lists should wear GPS monitors

--but the attacker who killed the priest in Normandy was wearing one, leading to second-guessing of authorities

--US reports it has grabbed large database on IS members and recruits and is sharing it with allies

--latest Turkey crackdown is on media, more than 100 outlets shut yesterday, including Gulen’s Zaman; Turkey presses US for Gulen extradition and Newsbud continues to press NBC for retraction of false info during coup attempt