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Robert Parry – Hillary Clinton’s Turn to McCarthyism

The irony of Hillary Clinton’s campaign impugning the patriotism of Donald Trump and others who object to a new Cold War with Russia is that President George H.W. Bush employed similar smear tactics against Bill Clinton in 1992 by suggesting that the Arkansas governor was a Kremlin mole. Back then, Bill Clinton countered that smear by accusing the elder President Bush …

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – Sanders Supporters Stunned by Sudden Death of 38-Year Shawn Lucas Who Served the Lawsuit on the DNC and Wasserman Shultz

On Friday, July 1, just ahead of the long Fourth of July weekend, a happy, exuberant process server, 38-year old Shawn Lucas of One Source Process, served a lawsuit at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Senator Bernie Sanders’ supporters and named the DNC and its then Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, …

A supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., walks near a banner at Franklin Delano Roosevelt park in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016, during the final day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Harry Enten – About A Third Of Bernie Sanders’s Supporters Still Aren’t Backing Hillary Clinton

One of the big questions heading into the Democratic National Convention late last month was whether Hillary Clinton could rally Bernie Sanders supporters to her side. Before the convention, many Sanders supporters saidthey would support Clinton in a two-way matchup against Donald Trump, but when pollsters offered them third-party candidates as an option, they abandoned her. Then, on the first night of the …

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Leid Stories—Does the Green Party Have the Capacity to Deliver on Its Ambitious Platform?—08.09.16

All week this week, Leid Stories’ listeners are our political scientists deconstructing for us the Green Party and its impact (actual and/or possible) on the presidential election and on independent politics in particular.

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PETER A. LAVENIA – Smearing Stein: Media as Propaganda

Jill Stein, the Green Party’s nominee for president, has been the sudden target of attacks from all corners of online media since the official end of Bernie Sanders’ campaign at the Democratic National Convention. Outlets like the Washington Post, New York Magazineand Gizmodo have assaulted Stein by using out-of-context quotes to assail her, wrongly, for being anti-vaccination and anti-WiFi, which is a code for …

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Ellen Brown – Can Jill Carry Bernie’s Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution

Bernie Sanders supporters are flocking to Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential candidate, with donations to her campaign exploding nearly 1000% after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Stein salutes Sanders for the progressive populist movement he began and says it is up to her to carry the baton. Can she do it? Critics say her radical policies will not hold up to …

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Lauren McCauley – With Clinton at Helm, Democratic Party Again a ‘Plaything of the Super-Rich’

It appears that nothing is holding her back now that Hillary Clinton has officially become the Democratic nominee for president. With “cash machine” Tim Kaine by her side, the Democratic ticket’s fundraising operation is in full swing, and the money—Big Money—is pouring in. On Tuesday, the campaign announced a record take of $90 million last month for the candidate and …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 08.01.16

On today’s program, Vince discusses the Khan family (recently made famous during their performance at the DNC in Philadelphia), Identity Politics (particularly Muslim-Americans and Veterans) within the context of the War on Terror, Jill Stein and the Green Party that doesn’t exist, lead poisoning in East Chicago, uprisings in Naples, Italy, and world’s disappearing water aquifers.

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Leid Stories—Gone Fishing in Philly: Bernie Tries to Reel ’Em In–07.26.16

And now there’s no further need to ask, “What Would Bernie Do?” In the heat of the day in Philly, Bernie Sanders went fishing. For votes. For Hillary.

Sanders’ prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention was a repeat of the message he’d delivered earlier in the afternoon to his crestfallen delegates, who were clinging to the hope that the “revolution” they’d started together would not go down in flames, let alone with their leader as arsonist.

Leid Stories discusses Sanders’ retooled vision for the “revolution” and what we can learn from it.