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PBC News & Comment: Puzzled Corporate Dems Ask “How Can We Stop Bernie?”

Sanders is rising in the polls, grabbing Boomer votes from Biden after Warren’s slide, and the Clinton wing is scrambling…--review the state by state polling at 538 here

--AIPAC-aligned SuperPac drops negative ad on Sanders in Iowa, watch it here

--at WashPost, Jennifer Rubin needs laugh track for her linkage of Sanders to Trump

--but her reporting colleagues warn that attacks on Sanders will backfire

--Jonathan Chait cobbles together his greatest slams on Bernie, and Eric Blanc at Jacobin takes them apart

--Trump has been tweeting more about Sanders, and his advisors argue about whether Don could lose to Bernie

--Buzzfeed catches different sample of Iowa voters who fear Sanders, and all say they’d vote for him over Trump

--Biden-Sanders debate over social security is costing Biden in the polls, and PBC says “Okay!” to fellow Boomers

--testy Joe Biden tells another Iowa voter to pick somebody else

--Kevin Gosztola follows up on his coverage of DNC packing committees with Sanders’ foes

--on Trump’s claim of a “peace deal”, skepticism is shared by Joe Lauria, Tom Friedman, and NY Times heavy David Sanger

--at The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda detail threats and attacks leading up to Greenwald being charged with crimes

--Guardian also has interesting report on Trump’s use of Facebook

--Senate trial of Trump moves to the Jeopardy round, Q & A

--Friday’s vote on witnesses still uncertain

--Trump’s brief defense arguments infused with the arrogance of knowing he can’t lost

--Senate members of Trump cult offer talking points to duck responsibility for witness testimony

--Headlines: riot police in Paris use water cannons on firefighters; Trump signs USMCA trade pact; US has deployed diet-nukes on submarine; Jeffrey Epstein’s sugar daddy, Les Wexner, seems ready to retire; Warren Buffet sells newspaper holdings, b’cuz they’re “toast”