Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

August 4, 2017  

Help us understand what happened this week and, more importantly, what’s behind it all. Bring your thoughts—on this and related issues—to “Free Your Mind Friday,” Radioland’s best open forum.

Call 888-874-4888 and make your case. 

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August 3, 2017  

President Donald Trump yesterday announced his solution to America’s immigration problem: the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act. It will ramp up deportation of illegals in the United States and grant legal status to others based on “merit.”

The bill, co-authored by U.S. senators Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue (La.), could cut by about 50 percent, or 500,000, newly approved immigrants a year.

Leid Stories discusses various aspects of Trump’s RAISE plan and the messages it communicates. 

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August 2, 2017  

Historian and political scientist Dr. Gerald Horne discusses some of the major trouble spots in the world today and their connections to U.S. foreign policy and globalist agendas.

Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. A prolific author, he has written more than 30 books and 100 scholarly papers on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism. 

He regularly decodes complex social, political and economic issues on Leid Stories.

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August 2, 2017  

Leid Stories updates the story of the Rev. Edward Pinkney, who years ago took on a battle to save the predominantly black and poor city of Benton Harbor from a corporate/government conspiracy to rid the city of its “undesirable” population by hiking taxes, and give the vacated land to Whirlpool corporation for a golf course and related amenities.

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July 28, 2017  

The forum, “Free Your Mind Friday,” is open and you’re invited to join us as we engage in dissecting the major issues of the day, offering our own unique perspectives.

You have something important to say and we’d like to hear it. Call 888-874-4888 and help us all free our minds.

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July 27, 2017  

President Donald Trump’s stunning announcement yesterday that transgender people will be banned from all parts of the military set off a torrent of negative reaction across the country.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” Trump’s statement said.

Not only is Trump fulfilling the expectations of his religious-right base, but his own hate-filled personal obsession with obliterating Obama-era policies.

A simple question: Does it matter if U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions quits or is fired? What’s your answer?

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July 26, 2017  

At a campaign-style rally in Youngstown, Ohio, last night, President Trump boasted a significant Republican victory in repealing and replacing Obamacare in a Senate vote earlier in the day. Although the vote was a direct hit against Obamacare, party leaders said it was meant simply to authorize discussion and debate on certain aspects of the health-care law, which went into effect in 2010. With no Democrats supporting the vote, Republicans split evenly on it. Vice President Mike Pence broke the deadlock with a “yes” vote favoring further debate.

Leid Stories discusses the significance of the Republicans’ dead-even vote.

Charles Ortel, a leading expert on charity fraud who has been reporting on the staggering financial and administrative irregularities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation and its relation entities and programs, reports on new signals of legal trouble for the Clinton empire.

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July 25, 2017  

The U.S. Senate takes a pivotal vote today. With Sen. John McCain, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, on hand to personally cast his vote, the Senate is expected to decide whether to open formal debate yet again on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

House Republicans have tried more than 50 times to tinker with or torpedo Obamacare since it went into effect in 2009, but with President Donald Trump and predominantly Republican-controlled state legislatures backing the repeal-and replace demand, Republicans in Congress feel compelled to fall in line. Democrats, however, have beaten back every major challenge to Obamacare, which they consider a historic accomplishment of the party.

Even if the Republicans succeed with today’s vote, none of them, including Trump, can say what their replacement for Obamacare is. 

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July 24, 2017  

The duopoly is big trouble, but to hear them tell it, both the Republican and Democratic parties are merely adjusting themselves to post-election realities. Move along, nothing to see here.

But this being politics, almost nothing should be accepted as the truth.

As Leid Stories noted in earlier commentaries, both parties in fact are imploding, and it is unlikely that even their revved-up “[re-]messaging” campaigns will bring back the faithful any time soon. The kind of damage they’ve done, and continue to do, has hit hard and deep; worse, the leadership won’t claim responsibility for dragging their parties down.

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July 21, 2017  

It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, where for years we’ve been repealing and replacing fake news with listeners’ unscripted, well-thought-out opinions and analyses of the issues of the day.

Join us for an exciting, purposeful hour of programming. Call 888-874-4888 and let’s hear what you have to say!

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