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PBC News & Comment: ConservaDems Pounce on Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Warren details her Medicare for All plan, Biden, Bennet, Buttigieg and Pelosi all declare opposition as Iowa poll puts Warren first….--Warren’s plan includes higher taxes for the rich, and Pentagon cuts

--new Iowa poll shows Warren and Sanders on top, with Biden fading

--new national poll shows almost even divide on impeachment

--the lockstep GOP partisanship is similar to their 100% opposition to Obamacare, and shows their contempt for constitutional rule

--Pelosi “doesn’t rule out” charges of obstruction outlined in Mueller report

--Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, and wants to hold fireside chat on TV to read us the Zelensky “transcript”

--listener and legal beagle Paul Lehto reacts to Rep. Louie Gohmert’s threats of civil war, seeing it as basis to appeal to Supreme Court

--Keystone pipeline spews almost 400,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota

--in fresh, in-depth interview, Johanna Bozuwa from Democracy Collaborative argues for public ownership of PG&E

--one week after Max Blumenthal’s arrest for committing journalism, corporate media blackout continues, as Alan McLeod details at Mint Press

--Bernie Sanders appeared at J Street this week; at The Intercept, Mehdi Hasan is mostly favorable; at Mint Press, Miko Peled is more critical

--at The Guardian, Hamilton Nolan asks why Dem elites are so desperate for a centrist candidate

--from the foreign desk, Iraq protesters get promise of new elections, protests continue in Ecuador, Chile, Hong Kong and Beirut

--night raids in Afghanistan continue, with CIA accused of war crimes