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November 15, 2017  

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing yesterday that, though understated, was explosive in its import. The hearing’s focus: What measures are in place, or need to be in place, to check President Donald Trump’s sole authority to use nuclear weapons?

It’s not accidental that the issue is being raised now. “We are concerned that the president of the United States is so unstable and is so volatile … that he might order a nuclear weapon strike that is so wildly out of step with U.S. national security interests,” Mother Jones’s Davis Corn reports committee member Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) as saying.

Leid Stories says it also is significant that Trump’s mental state is being tied to official policy.

November 14, 2017  

Sometimes an unpleasant situation can provoke a valid question. Take, for example, the situation involving former Alabama state judge Roy Moore, a blighted Republican running in a special election Dec. 12 to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by now-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore, a former district attorney, had managed to stave off several political challenges in the past, but he’s at center stage now in a billowing sex-crimes scandal. Five women so far have accused Moore of sex crimes against them, even when some of them were minors. The Republican establishment wants Moore to quit the race and let Luther Strange, whom Moore defeated in the Republican primary, go up against Democrat Doug Jones in the general election. Moore says the sex-crime claims against him are a political hit and he won’t be deterred.

So, the valid question: Can/should the party compel Moore to quit?

Also today, callers who weren’t able to express their views on yesterday’s related topic—“The Far-Reaching Fallout of Hollywood’s Sex-Crime Scandals” —because we ran out of time, get their chance to make their points.

November 13, 2017  

For some time now, the public has been fed an almost daily diet of stories about high-profile people in Hollywood accused of committing sex crimes. Now, it has gone viral, with profuse coverage of sex crimes allegedly committed by high-profile people in other areas.

While it is the job of the media to provide coverage of such issues, Leid Stories contends that there’s much more to the coverage than meets the eye—a loose conspiracy of interests that are subverting justice.

November 10, 2017  

It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, our weekly open forum. Join us for healthy discussion and debate on current issues and events, or whatever you think warrants further inquiry. Bright minds are listening and may take you on, but always with great respect. That’s how we roll.

Bring us closer to a better understanding. Call 888-874-4888 and free our minds.

November 8, 2017  

Candidates squared off yesterday in special off-year elections across the country to fill congressional, state and municipal seats that were up for grabs, and President Donald Trump’s toxic leadership boosted strong turnouts and decisive victories for   Democrats—a harbinger of the duopoly’s dogfight in 2018’s midterm elections.

Democrats, naturally, are euphoric about capturing governorships in Virginia and New Jersey and a slew of seats in state houses. But these wins may have more to do with voters’ anti-Trump sentiment than the battered Democratic Party’s direct support for the candidates.

Leid Stories, noting the almost total absence of non-duopoly parties in these elections, discusses the stranglehold the duopoly continues to have on American electoral politics.

November 7, 2017  

The Clinton Foundation and its principals are about to come under even heavier fire as Nov. 15 looms before them. It’s their final deadline to submit to the IRS a mountain of missing paperwork, reports and documentation for how they ran their multi-million-dollar global nonprofit.

Charles Ortel is a retired Wall Street banker turned financial investigator whose self-initiated investigation proved that several Wall Street-traded companies had been overvaluing their stocks by hundreds of billions of dollars during the time of the 2008-2009 stock market crash. He has spent the past two years examining closely The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and has declared it “a total fraud” and “the largest unprosecuted charity fraud in U.S. history.”

As he did yesterday, Ortel has been sharing his findings on the foundation in detailed reports on Leid Stories. He returns today to answer listeners’ questions.

November 7, 2017  

Hillary Clinton is unmasked as a political hijacker in Donna Brazile’s Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House, being released tomorrow. Brazile, a longtime Democratic Party strategist and cam-paign manager, claims that when she temporarily headed the Democratic National Committee, she discovered that Clinton, by then building her 2016 presidential campaign, was in control of all vital aspects of the party.  

A key aspect of Clinton’s hijacking of the party, Brazile contends, was an “unethical”

agreement with then-DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz that gave Clinton total control of funds raised. Schultz was forced to resign over poor management of the debt-ridden DNC, sabotaging of Bernie Sanders’ candidacy and lack of support to other candidates.

Leid Stories discusses the parallels between Brazile’s account of the “cancer” she discovered within the Clinton-controlled DNC and that which has existed within the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Charles Ortel, a retired Wall Street banker turned financial investigator and a recognized expert on the Clinton Foundation, is our guide. 

November 3, 2017  

Speak your truth to power on Leid Stories’ “Free Your Mind Friday,” the best on-air open forum anywhere. Share your take on issues in the news, topics we’ve covered on the program, or whatever you think merits further discussion or debate.

Join us for a mind-freeing hour of great radio. Call 888-874-4888.

November 2, 2017  

Leid Stories adds more to the question it raised yesterday about the “act of terror” committed by alleged ISIS “associate” Sayfullo Habibulaevic Saipov in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 31.

Saipov, driving a rented truck, mowed down people as he ripped through a mile-long bike path. Eight people were killed; 12 others were wounded. The attack is considered the largest in the United States since the al Qaeda-directed Sept. 11, 2001 suicide attacks on the World Trade Center.

Leid Stories questioned why Saipov’s act is strictly being described as “terrorism.” Today, more weight behind the contention that it was an act of war. The U.S. government, however, refuses to acknowledge that fact.

November 1, 2017  

Yesterday’s attack in the shadow of the World Trade Center that left eight people dead and 12 was “an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio of the gruesome handiwork of Sayfullo Habibulaevic Saipov, an Uzbekstani national who emigrated to the United States seven years ago.

Saipov survived being shot by a police officer after he mowed down his victims with a rented truck. He underwent surgery and remains in police custody.

The attack is said to be the largest terrorist act committed in the United States since the al Qaeda-directed Sept. 11, 2001 suicide attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that claimed 2,996 lives.

Leid Stories, however, asks: Are these acts of terror or something else?

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