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September 27, 2018  

Kwame Kilpatrick, a former Democratic state representative and former mayor of the City of Detroit, currently is serving a 28-year sentence after conviction, in 2003, on 24 federal fraud and racketeering charges. He left office in 2008 after being convicted on federal perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges. Kilpatrick's political resume should make him a pariah, but activists in Detroit are urging a reconsideration of his plight. Kilpatrick, they say, was targeted for political annihilation by a racist system. Longtime activist Elena Herrada explains.

We return to the Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee mess, which gets messier by the minute--with claims of sexual misconduct hounding nominee Brett Kavanaugh rather than  close scrutiny of his legal scholarship and his attitudes concerning sensitive matters of law.

Trump, no longer a vigorous defender of his  nominee, appears to be distancing himself from Kavanaugh. Has Trump decided to save himself and leave Kavanaugh to the  wolves?

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September 25, 2018  

More and more, the evidence confronts us but we refuse to pay attention to it. Instead, we convince ourselves that the massive social,  political and economic aberrations we are witnessing not only are "normal," but in fact are signs of systems adjusting to the push and pull of progress and growth. 

Nonsense. There are massive shifts occurring all over the world and they have little to do with progress and growth for the masses of people.

Leid Stories looks at how, especially during election season, false messages are used to galvanize various segments of voters. But we should be alert to false narratives and reject them, and instead see to our collective survival, working with what we have and trusting in what we know.

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September 24, 2018  

A Pennsylvania judge today will decide the fate of entertainment mogul and philanthropist Bill Cosby, who was convicted in 2004 of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Whatever sentence Justice Steven O'Neill decides, Cosby's lawyers are expected to appeal. 

Meanwhile, a different legal drama is playing itself out in Washington, D.C, as hearings are being held for Brett Kavanaugh, President  Donald Trump's nominee to replace retired Associate Justice  Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh, a Court of Appeals judge in Washington, D.C, is being hounded by claims from his college years that he sexually  assaulted several women, including one demanding to testify against him

Leid Stories discusses remarkable differences in the ways that the charges against Cosby and those against Kavanaugh have been, and are being, handled.

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September 21, 2018  

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September 20, 2018  

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago's city council today are being forced to explain a number of extraordinary incentives the city seemed almost certain to agree to in laying out the red carpet for the planned Obama Presidential Complex. Outraged  Chicagoans, however, say the sprawling complex, a project of the Obama Foundation, has already taken on the stench of corrupt, Chicago-style politics.

Speaking of the murky world of politically connected foundations, Leid Stories provides significant updates on domestic and international probes of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Charity fraud expert and retired Wall Street banker Charles Ortel, whose forensic investigations have unmasked the Clinton Foundation as a massive fraud, explains why the Obama Foundation also is not passing the smell test.

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September 18, 2018  

Leid Stories--One thing's for sure this election year: Voters have a lot of homework to do to get at some reasonable understanding of issues that matter to them. For 'tis the season of heavy distraction.

Leid Stories takes a look at the heavy artillery being deployed against voters' desire to understand issues important to them and, ultimately, how they might vote.

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September 14, 2018  

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September 13, 2018  

Based on our experience, especially in recent years, with the longstanding two-party system, is it not time to abolish political parties--which, Leid Stories contends, leave little or no room for true political diversity and civic participation?

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September 12, 2018  

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is gone, but will her spirit live on in community revitalization and renewed political will? Longtime activist Obayomi Azikiwe, who is editor in chief of Pan-African News Wire and a frequent contributor to Leid Stories, discusses the possible impact Franklin's deep community involvement could have on community development in her home city. Azikiwe also provides updates on major issues in the city and state that Leid Stories has been covering.

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September 11, 2018  
Leid Stories revisits a conversation with Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
 
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