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Leid Stories—Cloak and Swagger: What Will Be Missing in the Russia-Trump Election/Obama Wiretap Probe—03.20.17

The House Intelligence Committee today opens its much-anticipated probe into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election to produce a win for then-candidate Donald Trump and, more broadly, the extent of Moscow’s alleged influence in the Trump administration.

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The Torch – 03.19.17

Jeff Ruch is Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental
Responsibility – PEER. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and
a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing
whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. PEER advocated
against the political manipulation science, defending whistleblowers,
protecting public health and shielding scientists from interference in
the public sector.
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Ruthie Epstein is deputy advocacy director at the New York Civil
Liberties Union. She lobbied for reforms to the criminal justice and
immigration systems, as well as coordinating the organization’s
response to the 2014 Central American refugee crisis at the southern
border. From 2005 to 2013, she worked at Human Rights First in New
York City, advocating for protections in the U.S. refugee and asylum
systems.

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Leid Stories—The Obama-Trump Cause and Effect—03.16.17

With the spotlight shining bright—and not in a good way—on President Donald Trump and the missteps of his embattled administration, the misdeeds and shortfalls President Barack Obama and his administration seem to have been put in the ash can of history, as though they have nothing to do with the severity of domestic and foreign policies Trump espouses and is seeking to enact.
Today we explore the question: In what ways did Obama and his administration trigger the backlash we see now in Trump and the rise of his so-called “populist” agenda?

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Leid Stories—Political Fatigue: They’re Wearing Us Out—03.08.17

We continue yesterday’s discussion on President Trump’s claim that President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump’s campaign headquarters during the 2016 presidential campaign. Of particular interest are the legal questions Trump’s unprecedented actions raise.

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Black Agenda Radio – 01.23.17

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: The chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition explains what keeps the various groups in the coalition together; a new Poor People’s Campaign attempts to mobilize against global economic inequalities; and, Why are Black teachers disappearing from the classrooms in New York City?

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Examining RFK Jr.’s claim that the CDC “Owns over 20 vaccine patents.”

This past week, President-Elect Trump invited Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss Mr. Kennedy leading a vaccine safety commission.  The mainstream media coverage of the meeting was widespread and furious. The vaccine industry and its media lap dogs do not want their corruption exposed in any official forum, and they have pointed their fury at Mr. Trump and Mr. Kennedy. …

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Lauren McCauley – Damning Investigation Finds Trump’s Philanthropy Largely a “Facade”

President-elect Donald Trump continues to boast about his charitable giving, but those claims were cast into further doubt on Thursday after a damning Washington Post investigation into his philanthropy concluded that it is, for the most part, a “facade.” Despite claims of tens of millions of dollars donated to charitable causes, the months-long investigation by Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold …

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Chris Hedges – Demagogue-in-Chief

For Donald Trump, the presidency will be a vast stage for accommodating his megalomania and insatiable appetite for money. Those who mock, defy or anger him will feel the wrath of the state. Those who are not obsequious will be cast aside. He will invest most of his energy in his brand. Self-promotion is the only real talent he possesses. …

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The Gary Null Show – 12.08.16

Today On The Gary Null Show! Gary gets into the rhytm of breathing and how it can effect your memory, Gary goes into a very important commentary on the mainstream media and with the weather getting colder its good to know your vaccine safety. In the second half of the show after a musical break Gary goes into some audio clips Newsbusters.org investigated network coverage of Jill Stein. They found that ABC, NBC, and CBS only gave Stein 36 seconds of coverage, combined, during her entire presidential bid, while they gave her 7 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage in just 4 days after the election, when she made it apparent that she was championing a recount to contest the election. The Resident breaks it down. all this and so much more!

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Joanna Walters – Self-defense in Trumpland: how women protect themselves in a climate of hate

“Immigrant!” the customer shouted at the cashier. “Trump!” she shrieked. Antonia Carew-Watts froze in line at the drugstore in Manhattan as the woman in front of her shouted a stream of abuse at the young female Rite Aid employee. Not all the conversation was audible, but Carew-Watts could hear that the cashier had an accent and the customer threatened to …