Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

March 21, 2019  

Leid Stories listeners offer their analyses of current news issues and developments that are having wide-ranging impact.

 

 

 

March 20, 2019  

Leid Stories asks why President Donald Trump's mental fitness--which continues to be of major concern to a widening circle of mental-health and psychiatric professionals, political and military leaders, foreign heads of state, and Americans--appears now to be a nonissue about which there is no need for national debate or action.

March 19, 2019  

Retired Wall Street banker Charles Ortel for several years has been examining the innards of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (the Clinton Foundation), concentrating on its financials, corporate structure and various "philanthropic" projects it has undertaken all over the world.

His self-directed investigations have led him to conclude that the foundation, which raked in staggering amounts of money in "donations" to fund foundation projects, not only was a money mill for the Clintons, but is "the largest unprosecuted fraud in U.S. history."

At first it seemed Ortell's investigations were being ignored by authorities. But the meticulousness of his research and the shocking findings it produced soon attracted the attention of investigators and prosecutors worldwide. They quietly started doing their own digging.

Ortel files his latest report and findings on the Clinton Foundation. There is strong evidence, he says, that the curtain is finally descending on the Clintons and their global, multimillion-dollar "charity" schemes.

March 18, 2019  

Burials continue for the released bodies of adults and children who were among 50 killed by a lone gunman who attacked two mosques last Friday in the Christchurch area of New Zealand. Dozens more were wounded.

Brenton  Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian man, has been charged in connection with the attacks; he is due in court on April 5.

Leid Stories has been reporting on the Clinton Foundation and the myriad ways it went deeply afoul of the law with impunity. Retired Wall Street banker Charles Ortel, a retired Wall Street investment banker, for years has been examining the innards of the foundation's financials and corporate structure. He has declared the foundation to be "the largest unprosecuted fraud" in U.S. history.

Ortell, an expert in charity fraud, discusses signs that prosecutors are bringing down the curtain on the foundation and its principals.

March 15, 2019  
There's no way you have no opinion about the  events of this week, locally, nationally, even internationally. There's no way this week's headlines didn't set your brain on fire.
 
It's "Free Your Mind Friday," and we look more pointedly at issues poorly covered or not covered at all. We analyze. We debate. We set the record straight.
 
Have something to say? Let's hear it! Choose your topic, call 888-874-4888, and let's hear what you're thinking.
March 14, 2019  
Ever the healer, President Donald Trump has adopted a new campaign to heal the nation's deep racial wounds. 
He's encouraging Jews to dump the Democratic Party, endorsing the view of Jexodus, a newly created movement that advocates opposition to and withdrawal from organizations seen as anti-Israel or the interests of Jews.
Leid Stories asks: Is this what a president ought to doing?
 
U.S. involvement in Venezuela, openly attempting to bring down the government of duly elected President Nicolas Maduro and instead install a puppet regime under opposition leader Juan Guido, has escalated over the past several months. Plunged into internal strife, Venezuela has managed to fend off a civil war and threats of U.S.-backed attacks from outside its borders.
Curiously, there have been no hearings in Congress on the matter, especially considering the alignment of international forces.
Why is the U.S. Congress not sounding the alarm? Why are we being kept in the dark about a world war brewing in our back yard?
 
 
March 13, 2019  
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had held over President Donald Trump's head the possibility of impeachment for his incompetent leadership of the country and the endemic corruption that became synonymous with his administration. But two days ago, the Democratic leader did an about-face. She didn't think impeaching Trump was "worth it," she said
 
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has had a similar epiphany. After following Trump's trail for months, saying how dirty it is, he, too, says impeaching Trump is not a good idea.
 
Neither Pelosi nor Schiff is saying what has caused this sudden change of mind. But Leid Stories listeners offer some ideas.
March 12, 2019  
No surprise with the proposed  budget President Trump released yesterday. Big cuts in safety-net programs, huge increases in military spending, and  billions more for The Wall.
 
Upon reflection,  House leader Nancy Pelosi said yesterday she doesn't think impeaching Trump is "worth it." House Intelligence  Committee chairman Adam Schiff, echoing Pelosi's view, raised doubts about the strength of the evidence against Trump? So, are they saying there is no case for impeachment?
 
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro yesterday raised the "R" word, reparations, to attack fellow contender Bernie Sanders' opposition to reparations for descendants of African slaves. Castro's plan does not exist at the moment-- except that he will convene a group, once elected, to hammer out a plan.
March 11, 2019  
Leid Stories catches up with some stories that made headlines over the weekend and primes the pump for one in particular that will occupy our attention for some time--President Trump's proposed budget and its likely impact.
March 8, 2019  
We are bombarded every day with "news" and "information" about myriad ways Trump is planning to make our lives a living hell. We're anxious, depressed and overwhelmed by the madness. What can we do?
 
For one thing, we can share our thoughts and ideas. And we can build community.
 
Leid Stories invites you to its open forum, "Free Your Mind Friday," where your thoughts and opinions really do matter. 
 
Call 888-874-4888 and free your mind!

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