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PBC News & Comment: Tonight’s Special Guest at Debate—Fidel Castro?

Based on Anderson Cooper’s gotcha question, Dems will gang up on Sanders for 40-year-old comments about Castro as they ignore regime change wars…–after last week’s focus on Bloomberg, survival of all other candidates depends on undermining Bernie

–Sanders is prepared for the question “How do you pay for it?”

WashPost says other candidates fear backlash from criticizing Sanders in one story, outlines probable attacks in another

–riffing on the Cuba nonsense, Bloomberg deletes silly tweets that depicted Sanders admiring infamous dictators

–I get mail from Mike Bloomberg almost daily

–based on one primary and 2 very different caucuses, NY Times report concludes that Sanders is not producing high turnout

–Tom Friedman floats fantasy of Democratic super team of rivals

NY Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, devout Russiagate believer, says Putin would hate a President Sanders

–at The Nation, Aaron Maté says the new fear campaign about Russia helping Sanders is unlikely to hurt him

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews apologizes to Sanders for Nazi comparison

–will Pete and Amy give us a sideshow tonight?

–Assange defense details US-led surveillance of embassy and argues that extradition is illegal under British law, as Kevin Gosztola reports

–for ConsortiumNews, Craig Murray reports from the spectator’s gallery

–and The Guardian is a wee bit defensive about how its reporter Luke Harding published password that led to unredacted postings

–as CDC warns of US outbreaks of coronavirus, Dems slam Trump for weak response, and Rush Limbaugh says the virus is just a common cold

–listener Linda Lewis is former disaster planner, and has a list of concerns about America’s defenses to the virus

–Trump is celebrated in India as world’s #1 Muslim basher, and Hindu-Muslim violence has killed 11 in recent days

–Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian dictator pushed out by Obama, is dead at 91