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Leid Stories – Amid the Clamor for Unity, Clarity Takes A Lethal Hit (Part 2) – 07.12.16

Leid Stories concludes a two-part discussion on how The System is managing the current crisis in law enforcement, brought to national attention once again in the back-to-back killings of two African American men by white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and an African American ex-soldier’s revenge shooting of white police officers in Dallas, Texas, that killed five and wounded seven of them, and also wounded two civilians.

The System pleads for national “unity” and “healing.” Leid Stories pleads for clarity about The System—the kind of clarity that would help the historically disfranchised and oppressed people it targets change the power equation.

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Leid Stories – Amid the Clamor for Unity, Clarity Takes A Lethal Hit – 07.11.16

Officials and “responsible” leaders of almost every stripe are calling for unity in the aftermath of a gruesome week that sparked national outrage over back-to-back killings of two African American men by white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and an African American ex-soldier’s revenge shooting of white police officers in Dallas, Texas, that killed five and wounded seven of them, and also wounded two civilians.

It is customary for leaders to sing rousing choruses of the “We-Are-One-America” anthem at times like this—when public thought and action must be managed and controlled. The “unity” plea achieves this through distraction—by changing both the nature and dimension of the national crisis and limiting the people’s power to do anything about it.

Leid Stories discusses why, amid the clamor for unity, clarity about the current crisis is taking a lethal hit.

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Leid Stories – For the Clintons, Education Pays, And Pays, And Pays – 07.07.16

Within minutes of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement yesterday that the agency’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email/private server/classified information debacle found no evidence of criminal conduct, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee was back on campaign schedule, keynoting a National Education Association event in Washington, D.C., touting her pro-education policies and tearing into Donald Trump’s education agenda.

Trump University, the real estate mogul’s unaccredited, lawsuit-plagued for-profit education company that went belly up in 2010 after five years, came in for blistering attack by Clinton as a harbinger of what a Trump presidency would mean for education: the ultraprivatization of education, the end of “education as we know it.”

Clinton and her husband Bill have traveled this path and have made millions of dollars from it, says our guest, journalist and author Dady Chery, who has chronicled the Clintons’ sordid history of plunder in Haiti. She adds yet another chapter to the Leid Stories series on the Clinton Foundation and its interconnected global subsidiaries that Charles Ortel, the whistleblower who brought down GE in 2007-2008 over the overvaluation of its stock, maintains are engaged in “massive fraud.”

Chery explains the Clintons’ role in one of the biggest scams in higher education—a Wall Street-backed company called Laureate Education.

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Leid Stories – Decoding The – 07.06.16

FBI Director James Comey did his best yesterday to convince the nation that the agency’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail debacle was thorough, transparent and completely free of political interference and contamination. We can all rest assured that the matter has been looked into exhaustively, everyone potentially in the prosecutorial cross hairs was completely open and cooperative, and as director of the agency he couldn’t be more proud of the job of the way the investigation was handled and, more importantly, brought to a close.

Clinton got a few slaps on the wrist from Comey for mishandling classified information and for inspiring similar recklessness by staff and, generally, throughout the State Department (when she was secretary of state). But there was no evidence of criminal conduct, and no “reasonable” prosecutor would seek indictments, Comey said.

The FBI director might have been hoping to put the whole sordid matter to rest with his explanatory news conference yesterday—just as President Barack Obama and the presumptive nominee were making their first campaign appearance together in Charlotte, N.C. Instead, Comey unleashed a firestorm, directly contradicting several claims Clinton previously had made about her private server and emails.

Click on this to watch FBI director James Comey press conference.

Leid Stories discusses Comey’s statements yesterday, and how and why President Obama, his administration and the Democratic Party are all shielding Hillary Clinton.

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Leid Stories – Benjamin Netanyahu Trolls Africa for Big-Money Deals and Old ‘Friendships’; Obama, Biden Hit the Road (at Taxpayer Expense) for Hillary – 07.05.16

Starting with Uganda—where, 40 years ago, his older brother Yonatan was killed in an Israeli Defense Forces-led commando raid on the airport at Entebbe to free hostages being held by pro-Palestinian hijackers–Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday began a foray into East Africa that also will include scheduled trips to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia and include summit meetings with leaders from South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

Netanyahu said that his trip to the region, the first in 30 years by an Israeli prime minister, is meant to indicate a renewed interest in forging bilateral economic and strategic ties with old friends. But new fears and suspicions abound in the African world about Israel’s ramped-up foreign-policy push on the continent. Abayomi Azikiwe, editor in chief of Pan-African Newswire, discusses Netanyahu’s historic visit to East Africa.

Both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road this week as pitchmen for Hillary Clinton. Obama makes his debut today at a rally in Charlotte, N.C.; Biden goes a-stumping Friday in Scranton, Pa., his hometown.

Leid Stories explains says that it isn’t so much a testament of Clinton’s clout and firepower that the Top Two are campaigning for her, but yet another indication of her political vulnerability as a distrusted candidate who will be the party’s nominee later this month.

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Leid Stories – Declare Your Own Independence (of Thought) on ‘Free Your Mind Friday! – 07.01.16

It’s our freewheeling open forum, and listeners’ opinions and ideas aren’t just part of the program; they are the program, the entire show. Bring your unique perspectives on the issues of the day—or any subject you think warrants further discussion and/or debate—to our gathering place, Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday.” Call 888-874-4888 and declare your own independence … of thought!

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Leid Stories – Money, Oil and Terrorism: The Clintons’ Rotten Record in Nigeria – 06.30.16

Seven years into a counteroffensive against a campaign of terror that claimed the lives of 15,000 people and caused the displacement of about 2 million more in Nigeria and neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, Nigeria’s army declared just four days ago that it had freed more than 5,000 people held hostage by the terrorist group Boko Haram in raids on 15 villages. The militant Islamist group, claiming affiliation with ISIS, riled the country and the world two years ago when it kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Borno state; the search continues for them.

Hillary Clinton, secretary of state when Boko Haram emerged as Africa’s ISIS affiliate, repeatedly refused to designate the militants as terrorists—even at congressional urging and pleas from African leaders, including the Nigerian president, for support in combating terrorism. Meanwhile, Boko Haram was able to escalate its terror campaign and atrocities.

Mindy Belz, senior editor of WORLD Magazine, discusses Clinton’s “troubling ties” to Nigerian big money, the role of the Clinton Foundation and former President Bill Clinton, and their connection to her inaction on Boko Haram.

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Leid Stories – Taking Stock of the Political Landscape, Which Way Forward? – 06.28.16

The duopoly’s national conventions are just weeks away—the Republicans meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21; the Democrats, in Philadelphia, Pa., July 25-28. Political and party fireworks leading up to the nominating conventions are likely not to change the predetermined outcomes: Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee; Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, in the general election.

Hence, our discussion today: Which way forward for those who find both candidates, and the parties and process that have produced them, detestable?

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Leid Stories – ‘Independent’ Sanders Feels the Clinton-Democratic Party Burn – 06.27.16

He continues to make speeches and statements attesting the viability of the “political revolution” he ignited with his presidential bid and vows to bring it to fruition at next month’s nominating convention in Philadelphia (and beyond?), but the Independent senator from Vermont is feeling the Clinton/Democratic Party burn. Big time.

He’s already announced he’ll “vote for Hillary” in November in the interest of “party unity,” but Sanders still has not definitively declared what he will do with the 13-million-plus votes he won—except that “the people” should take things from here.

Leid Stories pointed out early the troubling similarities between Sanders’ and other “progressive” Democrats’ false-flag presidential campaigns that looked and sounded like popular movements but served only to bolster the political fortunes of Democratic Party’s power elite.

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Leid Stories – Something to Say? Get It Said!’ – 06.24.16

What a week it’s been. Calamity. Treachery. Conspiracy. Intrigue. And that’s just Congress!

You’ve got a lot to say about this week’s news issues and events, and about other things, too. Well, get them said on Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday,” the world’s best open forum.

Call 888-874-4888 and tell it like it is.