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September 30, 2020  

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Last night's battle between two political titans vying for the nation's highest office in the Nov. 3 election ended mercifully after an hour and a half with the timeclock the undisputed winner.

No one watching the horror show could stand a minute more of what was the first of three "debates" between President Donald Trump, looking for a re-up, and a solicitous Joe Biden, who didn't have much fight in him. An overrun Chris Wallace, the moderator,  kept trying to convince himself that he was in fact in charge, but Trump wouldn't stop muttering and disrupting. 

Leid Stories revisits last night's "debate" calamity through listeners' reports.

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09.30.2020

September 29, 2020  

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The candidates vying in the upcoming general election for the nation's highest office will square off against each other tonight in the first of three public debates.

Incumbient President Donald Trump and opponent Joe Biden, former VP to former President Barack Obama, cross political swords for 90 minutes tonight at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. The matchup, starting at 9 p.m., will be streamed live, and veteran newsman and host Chris Wallace will host.

Leid Stories listeners will discuss critical issues and events they think will frame tonight's debate, given the events of the past four years and what they expect will happen in the next four. Which of the presidential candidates, in their view, is better equipped to guide the ship of state through turbulent times in the next term?

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09.29.2020

September 28, 2020  

Because he and the Republican Party grossly and deliberately misled the presidential committee In order to qualify as a Republican candidate in the 2020 presidential election, should Donald Trump forfeit the race? Should he be forced to make restitution? Is the party liable to other candidates who decided not to run because Trump seemed to have the approval of party officials even though he hadn't really qualified as a candidate?

 Neither the Democratic Party nor its presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has convincingly put to rest voters' concerns about his mental acuity. Should an independent panel of experts examine presidential candidates' mental acuity and publicly report their findings?

September 25, 2020  

It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories. So, we dispense with our regular format and become an open forum where listeners can sound off on any subject of their choosing, all to make a point. But do make a point.

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September 24, 2020  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being accorded the respect and honors due her -- though, it seems, not from a graceless, intimidated Trump.

The city of Louisville, Ky., tried to make quick work of closing the case of the fatal shooting by police of Breonna Taylor during a no-knock drug raid at her home on March 13. But mass protests across the country over police actions and Taylor's death continue, even after the city agreed to a $12-million payout to her family. Listeners discuss the significance of the case and the outcomes so far.

Philanthropist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has helped raise $20 million to help a Florida-based charity, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, restore the voting rights of 32,000 ex-felons, who cannot vote until all money penalties against them are paid. It's a civic-minded charitable cause, Bloomberg says. But is it also a way to "buy" a bloc of votes pushing for a Joe Biden win in a swing state?

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09.24.2020

September 21, 2020  

Trump Rushes to Erase the Memory of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Even Before Her Funeral

 

 Six weeks before the election, how are you calling it? And based on what?

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September 18, 2020  
It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories, when we change our regular format and become 
an open forum. Listeners can sound off on any topic they choose, providing they have a 
point to make. Call in at 888-874-4888 to make your point live on air. 

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09.18.2020

September 17, 2020  

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In the End, Not the Kind of Reward Breonna Taylor Should Have Had. A $12-million settlement in the wrongful-death police shooting of Breonna Taylor during a no-knock warrant search of her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment six months ago brings no joy to her family. But there's a lesson about her life that needs to be learned.

Biden Has Treasure, But Trump Has the Treasury. We take a look at the money factor in shaping the 2020 presidential election as it enters its do-or-die phase.

Will Third-Party Candidates Ever Have A Fair Shot At Competing in Elections?

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09.17.2020

September 16, 2020  

House Republicans Have Pelosi In Their Sights. House Republicans made it plain yesterday that they aim to put Speaker Nancy Pelosi out to pasture this year and take control of the House, the Senate and the White House. Good plan or wishful thinking?

In the End, Not the Kind of  Reward for Breonna Taylor Should Have Had. A $12-million settlement in the wrongful-death police shooting of Breonna Taylor during a no-knock warrant search of her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment six months ago brings no joy to her family. But there's a lesson about her life that needs to be heard.

Biden Has Treasure, But Trump Has the Treasury. We take a look at the money factor in shaping the 2020 presidential election as it enters its do-or-die phase.

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09.16.2020

 
September 15, 2020  

Who's In Charge Here? Can't blame people for being confused. Seems no one got the memo about who'll be in charge of the country for the next two months while the national elections in full swing

Now Pepsi Wants to Calm You Down. PepsiCo, the makers of Pepsi, will soon introduce a new product, which is already getting strong buzz. It's to be called Driftwell, a beverage that will help people relax. You can see where this is going.

(Followup to yesterday's discussion) An escalation of violence and racial hatred against blacks has prompted 19 black families to purchase more than 90 acres of land in Wilkinson County, Ga., to build their own separate, all-black community. Is this a good idea?

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09.15.2020

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