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Leid Stories—Breaking Rules: Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Bid—02.16.17

Her historic 1972 presidential bid—the first for an African-American woman from a major party—all at once presented Shirley Chisholm, a congresswoman from Brooklyn, with a multitude of challenges, both within the Democratic Party and outside it.

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Leid Stories—Looking Within: Redefining Political Leadership—02.15.17

Barely a month in office, President Trump has marked both his territory and his quarry, and, even in the face of widespread opposition, is making headway with his “vision” for America. Like it or not, the Trump train is on track and chugging along.

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Leid Stories—It’s ‘Free Your Mind Friday’ on Leid Stories. Speak Your Truth!—02.10.17

It’s “Free Your Mind Friday,” our weekly open forum, and listeners’ opinions are the star of the show.
Take on the issues of the day, or any topic you choose, with the intention of offering a view that’s considerably different. Call in (888-874-4888) and speak your truth. We’ll hear the sparks fly!

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Leid Stories—Fix It or Nix It?: What’s to Be Done with the Democratic Party?—02.09.17

The crushing Republican sweep of last year’s elections was no fluke or luck of the draw. It was political carnage. Democrats were looking to gain five seats to take back control of the U.S. Senate; they got just two. They won only six House seats; Republicans have a 241-194 majority. Democrats needed 30 seats to retake control of the House; …

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Leid Stories—Betsy DeVos, the Meaning of Freedom In Our Time: A People’s Survey—02.08.17

Vice President Mike Pence yesterday cast a history-making, tie-breaking vote that confirmed as secretary of education Betsy DeVos, one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial Cabinet nominees. Pence’s vote came after two Republican senators—Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—joined a unanimous Democratic vote against DeVos, a prominent philanthropist who twice served as chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

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Leid Stories—Psychiatrists: Trump Is Mentally Ill; An Alliance Forged in Struggle—02.06.17

All throughout his presidential campaign, a self-fixated Donald Trump touted his exceptionalism every chance he got. It helped him win the big prize. Finally, his supporters thought, we’ve got a guy in the White House who’s not run-of-the-mill; he’s different.

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Leid Stories—Got “Alternative Facts’ for Trump’s Week 2? Share Them and Free Our Minds!—02.03.17

Official word is, things are moving along just fine, thank you, and President Trump is very pleased with his “yuuuge” progress thus far. Really?
Perhaps you have “alternative facts” that would put Trump’s claim to the test. Call Leid Stories (888-874-4888), and speak your truth on “Free Your Mind Friday, the planet’s most-talked-about open forum.