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Leid Stories—The Clintons’ Hopes Still Resting on a Rotting Foundation—06.22.17

Bill and Hillary Clinton are on edge, waiting for the proverbial axe to fall. It surely will, says financial expert and former banker Charles Ortel, who has been paying close attention to the political and economic landscape for unusual moves by the Clintons. Ortell digs deeper into the Clinton quagmire and shares new information about the Clinton Foundation’s domestic and …

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Leid Stories—Settlement in Michael Brown Case Follows A Tried-and-True ‘Tradition’—06.21.17

Almost three years after the shooting death of a college-bound black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., plunged the city and nation into explosive debates and protests about excessive police, a settlement in the case was announced yesterday. Lawyers for Lesly McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of Michael Brown, announced that a settlement had been …

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Leid Stories—Ex-Justice Official: Real Justice in Short Supply at U.S. Department of Justice—06.20.17

Sidney Powell’s decades-long experience as a noted litigator in the U.S. Department of Justice and as a lawyer in private practice has taught her one very important thing about the American justice system: Justice is not “for all.” Powell, a prolific writer of tomes that expose and sharply attack the often oppressive nature of the relationship between the justice system …

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Leid Stories—After Five Flint Officials Charged in Toxic-Water Scandal, City Braces for A Flood of Civil Lawsuits; The Philando Castile: Killer Cop Goes Free—06.19.17

Barely a week after five Flint, Mich., officials criminally were charged with involuntary manslaughter for knowingly allowing toxic, lead-laced water to be distributed throughout the city’s water system, Leid Stories has learned that the city is soon to be bombarded with individual and class-action lawsuits seeking compensation for those harmed by the city’s negligence. Curt Guyette, an investigative reporter with …

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Leid Stories—Virginia, San Francisco Shootings Are No ‘Ordinary’ Crimes—06.15.17

A practice baseball game yesterday in Alexandria, Va., was to have been a warmup for the real thing today at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan charity event will go on as scheduled, even though James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old Illinois man, could have scuttled the game entirely. Hodgkins, said to be an avowed Trump critic, turned up at the …

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Leid Stories—Parsing Bernie Sanders’ Entreaty to the Democratic Party—06.14.17

In an op-ed piece appearing yesterday in nytimes.com, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the longest-serving Independent in Congress (although he caucuses with the Senate’s Democrats), took on the Democrats’ losing streak. The piece, titled “How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections,” argued that the 2016 elections were “a clear manifestation of a failed political strategy by the party,” and that “for the sake …

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Leid Stories—Chaos and Crisis: American Democracy in the Age of Trump—06.12.17

No question, things have changed, and are changing, dramatically in the Age of Trump, and the changes are all-encompassing—from the very definition of democracy and national identity to a recalibration where and how America interacts with the world. Approaching the end of the second quarter of his brand-new administration, it is fair to say that President Trump is proceeding with …

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Leid Stories— Their Plan? Steal Your Mind. Your Plan? Free Your Mind.—06.09.17

Yet another week that the propaganda machine was in overdrive, trying to steal your mind. Yet another week that you gave it no victory. Share your thoughts—and defensive tactics—with likeminded Leid Stories listeners on “Free Your Mind Friday,” the best peer-to-peer education system that focuses on what matters to you. Call 888-874-4888. Download this episode (right click and save)