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PBC News & Comment: This Time, Democratic Leaders Are Really Afraid of “The Bern”

Sanders confronts Clinton-owned Center for American Progress for attacks on Medicare for All, as centrists scheme to stop Bernie….--Neera Tanden faces off with my old pal Faiz Shakir, who worked at CAP and now runs the Sanders campaign

--the Clinton’s sniper from the dark side, David Brock, says an anti-Sanders campaign should begin “sooner than later”

--and over at the WashPost, Jennifer Rubin activates Brock’s vision with smears on Sanders and socialism

--from behind enemy lines, Sanders held town hall on Fox “News” last night, and did quite well

--Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Eric Swalwell launch campaigns to nowhere, as Mayor Pete announces, too, and gets the spotlight; and Warren deserves credit for policy ideas

--at The Intercept, Russiagate believer James Risen offers straight reporting on Julian Assange’s physical and mental health, doesn’t mention Russiagate

--pithy comments on Assange from Craig Murray, WikiLeaks board member

--in fresh interview podcast, John Kiriakou talks about the charge (so far) against Assange

--the aforementioned Neera Tanden took a swipe at Assange, and Aaron Maté tweeted back

--Facebook didn’t catch violent posts from man accused of threatening Ilhan Omar

--Omar supporters are frustrated with weak response from Pelosi and other leaders

--people worldwide feel the loss after fire ravages Notre Dame in Paris

--in my latest podcast interview at WhoWhatWhy, sociologist Dr. David Brotherton explains how gang legalization in Ecuador led to 400% drop in murder rate

--in Columbus, OH, activist John Shade III is being hounded by FBI and Secret Service for anti-Trump activism that he says is non-threatening