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RAMZY BAROUD – Politics Not As Usual: Is This the Age of American Fascism?

Regardless of the outcome of the American presidential primaries, or even the result of the general elections next November, a frightening phenomenon is under way. The US has decidedly moved to the Right, in fact the Ultra-Right; class differences are more pronounced than ever before, thanks to decades of neoliberal policies, the kind of capitalism that has concentrated the wealth …

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Progressives to Clinton: Pledge to Never Cut Social Security—Now

Hillary Clinton is under pressure from progressives to pledge never to cut Social Security—and to do it before the New Hampshire primary on February 9. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched a new national push this week demanding the former secretary of state confirm her allegiance to the program that provides benefits to roughly 60 million Americans, which she …

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CLINTON CAUCUS CAUGHT ON CAMERA COMMITTING VOTER FRAUD IN IOWA?

HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN ACCUSED OF VOTER FRAUD IN POLK COUNTY, IOWA CAUCUS [UPDATE: Second case of Clinton Election ‘Fraud’ Caught on Camera in Iowa] IOWA – Bernie Sanders supporters are outraged claiming caucus chair Drew Gentsch and precinct captain Liz Buck did not conduct an actual count of Clinton supporters. The pair are accused of deliberately misleading the caucus at precinct #43 in Des Moines. This is …

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Donald Trump is a fraud: Report confirms the billionaire’s presidential bid is a long and calculated con job

Everything Trump has done during the campaign is designed to dupe the media into funding his marketing strategy SEAN ILLING Donald Trump’s presidential campaign feels whimsical, like a practical joke or publicity tour gone awry. But it turns out the Donald is running a long con. A newreport in Politico suggests Trump has been plotting this stunt for years, and he …

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Leid Stories – 01.21.16

Artful Dodgers: City of Cleveland, Cops, Flout $19 Million in Judgments

The Presidential Follies: Is This the Year to Just Say No?

Cleveland, Ohio, home of some of the most egregious acts of police violence against unarmed civilians, is refusing to pay $19 million in judgments awarded to victims of police misconduct, brutality and use of lethal force. Civil rights attorney Ruth Brown, whose client, David Ayers, served almost 12 years in prison on a life sentence because rogue cops framed him for aggravated murder, explains the tactics the city and convicted cops are using to avoid paying judgments won against them.

Leid Stories listeners have been expressing great dissatisfaction with political choices in the 2016 presidential race. With the 2016 presidential race in high gear, and early voting beginning next month with primaries and caucuses in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, Leid Stories “polls” listeners’ attitudes about the political choices they are likely to make at election time.

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All Together Now – 10.15.15

Eleanor LeCain discusses the presidential debates, chaos among US House Republicans, and the TransPacific Partnership with Harold Meyerson, one of the country’s leading political analysts.

Supreme Court rejects EPA’s regulation of power plants’ emissions of mercury and other toxins by Meteor Blades

The U.S. Supreme Court plunked a setback into the lap of the Environmental Protection Agency Monday by trashing the agency’s regulation of emissions of mercury and other air toxins (MATS) from electricity-generating plants. The court overturned a lower-court decision in the case of Michigan v. EPA stating that the agency had acted reasonably when it chose not to consider compliance costs first in its …