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Leid Stories—As Election 2016 Nears End, A Listener ‘Poll’ About the Political Process and the Future —10.18.16

Leid Stories “polls” listeners’ views about Election 2016, which, after tomorrow’s final “debate” will mercifully soon come to an end—only to begin a new chapter of political mayhem and misfortune?

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Meditations and Molotovs – 10.17.16

Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the U.S. and Donald Trump will be in the media even more than he is today (recent reports have him starting his own cable channel – we’ll see). His supporters, emboldened but disorganized, will remain.
But where does that leave the rest of us? What should we expect from a Clinton presidency? And how will activists, particularly the millions who were mobilized for Sanders, respond?

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A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Senator Harry Reid – 10.16.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Senator Harry Reid for Nevada, who is the Democratic Leader in the U.S. Senate and someone that has earned the respect of colleagues from both parties. He is also a powerful advocate for Nevada families. Every day Senator Reid puts his leadership position to work to deliver meaningful results for all Nevadans.

President Barack Obama is photographed during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The President’s Personality

You don’t need my expertise in evaluating personality from demeanor to have been struck by the night and day differences between Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton in their recent debates. Does either one of them have the traits most desirable in a president? To help make that judgment here is my list of the most desirable personality traits …

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Project Censored – 10.11.16

In the first half-hour, author and professor Carol Anderson
rejoins the Project Censored Show to discuss structural racism in the US,
especially in the context of the presidential campaign.
In the second half of the program, human-rights activists Hector Aristizabal and
Isabel Garcia speak about conditions on the US-Mexico border, and how multiple
US administrations have enforced border policies that bring death to many immigrants.
They also discuss the Border Convergence taking place October 7 – 10.

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Sputnik – US Blocks Moscow’s Statement at UNSC on Shelling of Russian Embassy in Syria

The United States blocked at the United Nations Security Council Russia’s statement on the shelling of its embassy in Damascus, Syria that took place on Monday, the representative of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations told RIA Novosti. “[The statement] was actually blocked by the US delegation, which tried to add extraneous elements in a standard in such cases text,” the permanent mission statement said. “The British and Ukrainians clumsily …

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The U.S. isn’t one of the top 10 most free countries in the world, study says

With costly healthcare, a stereotype of obesity and a culture of creatively fatty foods, “healthy” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of the United States. But according to the Legatum Prosperity Index’s findings for 2015, the U.S. is the healthiest country in the world. However, when it comes to freedom, an ideal most Americans pride …

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Mark Taliano – Before the US-NATO Sponsored Dirty War, Syria was an Oasis of Civilization, a Secular Pluralist Nation

Before the externally-orchestrated dirty war on Syria started with the externally-orchestrated “Arab Spring” psy op; before the “peaceful protestors” shot the unarmed Syrian security forces; and before the West armed, trained and funded the international mercenary cannibals who loot, rape, and plunder; Syria was an oasis of civilization surrounded by imperial puppet states.  Syria was prosperous, with a growing economy …