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PBC News & Comment: Candid Advice for Bernie and Joe

Sanders needs to modify campaign scripts to attract fearful voters; Biden and supporters need to deal honestly with Joe’s cognitive issues….–PBC’s “tough love” tips include redefining “democratic socialism”, leaving door open to some private health insurance, stop yelling, expand foreign policy

–in op-ed, former CNBC producer is candid with tips for Biden to “finish off” Sanders, including hiding the candidate

–Dem watchdogs are attacking reporters and others who expose Biden’s obvious struggle to be coherent, and Caitlin Johnstone lays out the case with video evidence

–and Glenn Greenwald notes that, like the birther attacks on Obama, questions about Biden’s decline originated with fellow Democrats

–Trump retweets video clip of Biden’s latest struggle to speak, and Twitter tags it “manipulated media”

–Harris and Booker, senators of color, forget their own criticisms of Biden, and endorse him

–FB poster tries to explain African American affinity for Biden

–Hillary Clinton says Biden is on path to nomination, like hers in 2016

–as Elizabeth Warren mulls her endorsement, Sanders asks her voters to support him

–in crucial Michigan primary tomorrow, 29,000 early voters ask for do-over

–after serious questions surface about exit polls vs. vote counts, Codepink and The Grayzone call for OAS observers

–the deviations are apparent in Massachusetts and South Carolina

–at WhoWhatWhy, Klaus Marre laments voter suppression in Texas, and calls for funding of investigative journalism

–through the eyes of debt-strapped voters, NY Times offers rare, mostly sympathetic look at Sanders supporters

–but WashPost’s Jennifer Rubin slams Sanders for criticizing corporate media

–former Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith is now a NY Times columnist says Bernie is mostly right

–election officials wrestle with coronavirus fears

–Grand Princess cruise ship finally docks in Oakland after days of circling offshore

–oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia leads to collapse of oil prices, triggering another 2,000 point loss for stock market

–in Friday photo op at CDC HQ, top officials allowed Trump to lie and contradict them without comment

–White House and Congressional Dems work on separate plans to soften impact of virus

–why are mainstream outlets ignoring news about repurposing existing drugs to treat covid-19?

–don’t gloat, but Ted Cruz is self-quarantined after contact with man at CPAC

–listener Jerry Fresia reports from northern Italy, and listener Paul Lehto from Kirkland, WA

–Trump’s 4th chief of staff is movement mad dog Mark Meadows

–mistrial declared in trial of former CIA worker accused of leaking Vault 7

–Alabama lawmaker wants to lift ban on yoga in schools, but retain ban on saying “Namaste”