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March 30, 2016  

No matter how things turn out, Election 2016 will be remembered as a defining moment in U.S. history. For, this is the year of The Kakistocrats.

Leid Stories discusses the imminent reality of government by the worst.

Watch the clip Utrice played on air today:

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Just one week ahead of the state-wide primary in Wisconsin, the three remaining Republican candidates vying for their party’s nomination will be featured on a CNN Town Hall tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The event will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

With real estate mogul Donald Trump leading with 736 delegates, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (463) and Ohio Governor John Kasich (143) are looking to make an impact and cover some ground if they have any hope of stopping the Trump train’s momentum. The campaign trail has turned ugly as of late, with personal attacks and the involvement of candidates’ wives brought into the fold; the Town Hall also comes on the same day that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker offered his endorsement to Ted Cruz.

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March 29, 2016  

President Barack Obama’s historical and diplomatic slip ups on his recent trip to Cuba, duly noted and discussed on Leid Stories, are the subject of an essay by retired President Fidel Castro. Published yesterday in Granma, Castro schooled “Brother Obama” on a particular U.S.-Cuba history the Harvard grad should know.

Hillary Clinton is warning voters about a pending disaster—a Donald Trump appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Leid Stories unmasks Clinton’s supreme deception.

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March 28, 2016  

Landslide victories over Hillary Clinton in Saturday’s Democratic primaries in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington have given “momentum” to Bernie Sanders’ campaign, the Vermont senator says. But where Sanders needs momentum most—in winning 2,383 of party’s delegates to clinch the nomination—he’s way behind Clinton and, worse, showing signs that his promised political revolution inevitably will be a devolution of standard party politics.

Leid Stories says Sanderistas should prepare for a sellout.

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March 25, 2016  

Your opinions and ideas are so important, they’re the reason for “Free Your Mind Friday” and the star of the show. Join our weekly caucus on The System. Calling in (888-874-4888) and help us all to free our minds.

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March 24, 2016  

And now, Argentina. President Obama yesterday added Argentina to his foreign-policy foray into the region, having first spending three days in Cuba to seal his commitment to normalize relations with the Communist state after 57 years of hostilities that reached the brink of war.

Listeners continue with their assessment of the significance of Obama’s Cuba visit and direct appeal to its government and people and, with Argentina added to his itinerary, what they make of the president’s hemispheric foreign-policy-fix-it tour.

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March 23, 2016  

Following yesterday’s overview and analysis by historian Gerald Horne of President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba to cement a bilateral agreement to work toward normalizing relations, Leid Stories’ listeners decode the president’s speech to the Cuban people that capped his three-day visit there.

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March 22, 2016  

President Barack Obama today caps his historic three-day visit to Cuba with a speech delineating his version of a working relationship with the Communist state, now that the United States has agreed to cease hostilities initiated in 1959.

Dr. Gerald Horne, John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and frequent analyst of world affairs on Leid Stories, discusses Obama’s visit and its implications.

Horne, who also teaches diplomatic history, is the author of more than 30 books (including Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow) and more than 100 scholarly papers that focus on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism.

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March 21, 2016  

President Barack Obama yesterday began a historic, three-day visit to Cuba—the first by a U.S. president in 88 years, and the result of Obama’s diplomatic effort, which he began in December 2014, to normalize relations with Cuba since U.S.-imposed isolationist hostilities in 1959.

Also yesterday, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, considered the most powerful and influential lobbying group for Israel, began its three-day 2016 policy conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. All presidential candidates, with the exception of Bernie Sanders, are slated to address the group.

Both events, fraught with implications for U.S. foreign policy, are receiving intense media attention, practically equating the weight and importance of both events. The tone of coverage, however, differs markedly. Leid Stories explains why.

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March 18, 2016  

It’s time to defrag, time to put the week into proper perspective. That’s what we do on Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday.”

Share your thoughts, opinions and ideas about things that mattered this week—or about anything that warrants further discussion and/or debate. Call in (888-874-4888) and be a peer educator!

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March 17, 2016  

They are “front runners” in the 2016 presidential race, having racked up impressive wins in the primaries and caucuses held thus far. But that doesn’t mean people like them. Even after their partisan Super Tuesday sweeps, a Gallup poll shows 53 percent of Americans dislike Hillary Clinton, and an even greater number, 63 percent, have a similar view of Donald Trump.Yet Clinton and Trump keep winning. Will the Ick Factor be their undoing?

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