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March 16, 2016  

No surprise, really, in how things turned out yesterday--Donald Trump triumphed in three of five states, Florida, Illinois and North Carolina; Marco Rubio lost his own state and ended his campaign; Ted Cruz remained win less but is hoping to capture Rubio’s supporters in a long shot bid to remain in the race; and John Kasich scored his first victory, his home state of Ohio.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton bested her lone opponent, Bernie Sanders, in four states—Florida, Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina—with the final vote in Missouri too close to call.

As Leid Stories said yesterday, Super Tuesday “more than likely will cause a whittling of the GOP’s four-man slate, and on the Democratic side, a locked lead on being the nominee.” With Clinton appearing to have that locked lead on the Democratic nomination, the question becomes: “What Will Bernie Do?”

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March 15, 2016  

It’s Super Tuesday (the third for this election cycle), and Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are in make-or-break primaries in delegate-rich Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina. Results by the end of the day more than likely will cause a whittling of the GOP’s four-man slate, and on the Democratic side, a locked lead on being the nominee.

Leid Stories continues yesterday’s discussion on what this all means to and for the rest of us.

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March 14, 2016  

William Blum, publisher of The Anti-Empire Report, author of several books on U.S. foreign policy, and an expert on U.S. covert operations, discusses the tragic consequences of Hillary Clinton’s foreign-policy initiatives as secretary of state.

Leid Stories takes on the hypocrisy and deliberate effort, particularly by the media and the political establishment, to re-cast what happened at Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago last Friday.

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March 11, 2016  

No Herd Mentality Here! Join our growing community of non-herd-mentality thinkers who gather weekly at this popular meeting place to trade in information, opinions and ideas. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, and your views on matters that affect us all are the star of the show. Call in (888-874-4888) and let your star light shine!

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March 10, 2016  

A contentious Clinton-Sanders square off in Miami last night, their fourth match up as the remaining Democratic presidential candidates, brought to a close the televised Q&A sessions the party scheduled. A four-way bruiser among the Republican candidates still standing—Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich—takes place tonight, also in Miami, and will be the party’s 12th and final “debate” for the primary season.

How have these events, the primaries held thus far, and the candidates themselves shaped our opinions about the political process, the 2016 presidential election, the direction of the country, and individual choices and actions? Listeners offer their views.

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March 9, 2016  

Election 2016: The Michigan Mashup and Other Political Anomalies

Leid Stories and listeners dissect the results of the March 8 primaries and caucuses in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi, paying particular attention to Bernie Sanders’ win in Michigan.

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March 8, 2016  

Election 2016: The Duopoly’s Self-Inflicted Wounds Are A Timely Gift

The 2016 presidential primaries continue apace, with contests in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi today that will put Democratic and Republican front runners even closer to their goal of winning nomination. But there’s trouble—big trouble—in both camps that largely are self-inflicted wounds and the consequences of a fundamentally undemocratic process. The duopoly’s crisis is a gift we’ve been waiting for, says Leid Stories, and we should make the most of it.

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March 7, 2016  

Untied Tongue: Trump Speaks American Ugly With A French Accent

Democrats Troll Flint: Misery Serves As A Political Backdrop

Donald Trump, the frontrunner among Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential race, has an admirer in Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the far-right, trenchantly racist National Front party in France. Gilbert Mercier, editor in chief of News Junkie Post, draws parallels between the ascendancy and growing appeal of Trump and that of LePen.

At the urging of Hillary Clinton, Sunday night’s CNN-hosted Democratic “debate” with fellow contender Bernie Sanders was held in the beleaguered city of Flint, Michigan, which remains mired in a public-health disaster as the city concedes responsibility for exposing tens of thousands of residents to lead poisoning and bacterial infections from its water system. Abayomi Azikiwe, a Detroit organizer for the Workers World Party and editor in chief of the Pan-African Newswire, says Flint served as a convenient political backdrop, but substantive issues affecting its residents went missing.

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March 4, 2016  

It’s Our Weekly Progressive Caucus—‘Free Your Mind Friday’ on Leid Stories!

Whatever your views about the significant issues and events of the week, let’s hear them! It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, a raucous caucus of astute minds. Call in (888-874-4888) and help us decipher just what the heck happened this week.

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March 3, 2016  

Election 2016: The Duopoly’s Problems With Its Frontrunners

They are leading the pack of candidates vying for nomination by their parties to be standard bearers in the general election, but even as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are outpacing fellow contenders at the polls in primary elections, they also are carrying a lot of political baggage that not only weighs against them, but also could be too much for their parties to bear. Leid Stories discusses the downsides to Clinton’s and Trump’s upswings.

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